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    Defaulted loans in 9 new banks rise by 161pc in Jan-Jun

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 11:59pm on August 25, 2017

    The amount of defaulted loans in nine new banks which are enjoying political backings increased by 161.03 per cent to Tk 713.25 crore in the first six months (January-June) of this year, Bangladesh Bank officials said...

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    BB likely to extend sharecroppers credit programme for high demand

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:54pm on August 25, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank is likely to extend its sharecroppers credit programme as it has a strong positive impact on the income of marginal farmers and the agricultural output...

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    Same five entities apply for licence

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:53pm on August 25, 2017

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has received proposals from the same entities under the amended mobile number portability guidelines to award a licence to provide MNP services...

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    Green chilli price soars by Tk 100 a kg

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:42pm on August 25, 2017

    The price of green chilli skyrocketed in the city’s kitchen markets over the week as the recent floods and heavy rainfall damaged farms in different districts across the country...

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    Sector wants stamp duty on venture capital fund scrapped

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:33pm on August 24, 2017

    The authorities concerned should take proper measures for withdrawal of a 2 per cent stamp duty applicable for the trust deeds of firms...

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    PSB to take over ‘One House, One Farm’ project in 2020

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:28pm on August 24, 2017

    Finance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday said that there would be no necessity of running ‘One House, One Farm’ project after 2020....

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    Hilsa gets GI registration officially

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:26pm on August 24, 2017

    Hilsa, the national fish of Bangladesh, on Thursday got official registration as a geographical indication product of the country, second one after Jamdani...

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    BSEC rejects Southeast Bank’s rights offer

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:25pm on August 24, 2017

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday rejected the rights share offer of Southeast Bank...

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    PIN must for all card-based transactions from Dec

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:24pm on August 24, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank on Thursday issued an integrated order on ICT security for banks and non-bank financial institutions for ensuring security and minimising risks in card-based transactions...

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    Tk 900cr collected as health surcharge remains idle

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:17pm on August 24, 2017

    Around Tk 900 crore collected as health development surcharge on tobacco products remained idle as the government is yet to formulate guidelines on use of the fund even after three years of introduction of the surcharge....