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    Poor governance, regulatory grip keep hurting banking sector

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 08, 2018

    The overall situation in the country’s banking sector has not improved much due to lack of monitoring, poor internal governance and inadequate data assessment system,...

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    Govt plans to move WTO against Pak, India AD duty

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on November 08, 2018

    The government is planning to file petitions against imposition of anti-dumping duty by India and Pakistan on import of hydrogen peroxide from Bangladesh with the...

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    Higher prices, lending curbs dim Diwali festival for Indian retailers

    Reuters . New Delhi/Bengaluru | Updated at 02:17am on November 07, 2018

    Higher prices, lending curbs and a move to online shopping are denting the cheer for Indian retailers at this year’s Diwali Hindu festival, with lacklustre sales for high-end items ranging from iPhones to cars and even gold....

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    BSC gets VAT waiver on import of 6 oceangoing vessels

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:16am on November 07, 2018

    National Board of Revenue has exempted Bangladesh Shipping Corporation from paying value-added tax on import of six oceangoing vessels from China....

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    Stocks dip to 22-month low as political tensions take toll

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:16am on November 07, 2018

    Dhaka stocks on Tuesday hit a 22-month low as the market remained bearish for the fifth day as investors continued offloading their holdings amid political uncertainty ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections....

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    Govt decides to set up Trade and Tariff Commission

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 02:15am on November 07, 2018

    The government has decided to establish Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission, replacing the existing Bangladesh Tariff Commission, widening the scope of works of the body....

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    Cabinet okays export policy for 2018-21

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:13am on November 07, 2018

    The cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft ‘Export Policy 2018-21’ aiming at bringing dynamism in export activities and enhancing competitiveness in trade and commerce to strengthen Bangladesh’s position across the globe in competitiveness....

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    BSEC approves Runner Auto’s Tk 100cr IPO

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:12am on November 07, 2018

    Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday approved a Tk 100-crore initial public offering of Runner Automobiles Limited....

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    Exports jump 18.6pc in 4 months as Oct earnings hit record

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:10am on November 07, 2018

    Country’s export earnings soared by 18.65 per cent year-on-year in July-October in the current fiscal year as the earnings hit an all-time single-month high in October due to a surge in readymade garment shipment amid the ongoing US-China trade war....

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    Bill Gates, on China trip, lauds free trade - and futuristic toilets

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 02:03am on November 07, 2018

    US billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates unveiled on Tuesday in Beijing a futuristic toilet that doesn’t need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertiliser....

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