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    B’desh faces 23pc food production loss for environmental reasons

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:47pm on September 08, 2017

    If Bangladesh fails to maintain environmental flow requirements in river ecosystems, it will face a food production loss of up to 23 per cent in the future, says an international study...

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    BTRC issues guidelines, setting licence fee at Tk 50 lakh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:45pm on September 08, 2017

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has issued guidelines on local manufacturing and assembling of mobile handsets, setting Tk 50 lakh as manufacturing and assembling enlistment certificate fee for the local enterprises...

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    Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage

    Reuters . Chicago | Updated at 10:39pm on September 08, 2017

    Monsanto Co filed a petition on Thursday asking Arkansas agricultural officials to reject a proposed date next year that would end sprayings of the herbicide dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the US farm belt...

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    Prices of vegetables increase

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:38pm on September 08, 2017

    The prices of vegetables increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week mainly due to the Eid-centric supply shortage and the recent floods that damaged farms across the country...

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    Defaulted loans in eight SOBs Tk 40,099cr

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:21pm on September 08, 2017

    The eight state-run banks held 54.07 per cent or Tk 40,099.19 crore of the total defaulted loans in the country’s banking sector as of June 30, 2017 as the banks disbursed large amounts of loans to their clients violating rules, Bangladesh Bank officials said...

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    Pvt banks to be asked to allow all subjects in recruitment tests

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 09:38pm on September 07, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank will ask the country’s private commercial banks to allow jobseekers irrespective of someone’s academic subject and educational institution to participate in the banks’ recruitment tests...

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    NBR withdraws export tax for EPZ tobacco factories

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:34pm on September 07, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue has withdrawn export duty on tobacco products for the factories located at the country’s export processing zones, sparking criticisms among the anti-tobacco campaigners...

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    Govt’s revenue collection thru BTRC slumps to 6-yr low

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:30pm on September 07, 2017

    Government’s revenue collection through the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission hit a six-year low in the fiscal year 2016-17 mainly due to a drastic fall in revenue earnings from international call segment...

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    Stocks back to gaining track as banks, large caps soar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:29pm on September 07, 2017

    Dhaka stocks rebounded on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, with the key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, crossing the 6,100-points mark for the first time after its launch as investors resumed optimistic purchasing of large capitalised scrips, especially bank shares...

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    Tax collection from DSE inches up in Aug

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:56pm on September 06, 2017

    The government’s tax collection from the Dhaka Stock Exchange inched up to Tk 27.12 crore in August from Tk 25.18 crore in the previous month mainly due to a surge in tax on sponsor-directors’ capital gain from share sales...