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    Customs intel alleges smuggling through Maitree Express

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on October 24, 2016

    Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate alleged that many passengers of Maitree Express, a Dhaka-Kolkata train service, were involved in smuggling and duty evasion...

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    Many RMG units still retain collapsible gates at exits

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 11:59pm on October 23, 2016

    Many readymade garment factories still maintain collapsible gates and other lockable features at their exits, posing a high risk to the lives of workers in the case of any emergency situation like fire incident...

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    Govt may create $5b fund from BB reserve for mega projects

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 11:56pm on October 23, 2016

    The government may create a sovereign wealth fund worth US$ 5 billion using the Bangladesh Bank foreign exchange reserve for implementing its mega development projects...

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    Banks set to relocate out of UK over Brexit

    BBC | Updated at 03:15pm on October 23, 2016

    Large banks are getting ready to relocate out of the UK early next year over fears around Brexit, the British Bankers' Association has warned. Writing...

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    AT&T to buy Time Warner for nearly $86 billion

    BBC | Updated at 10:14am on October 23, 2016

    The US telecoms giant AT&T has announced that it will buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $86billion (£70b). The deal was agreed at a...

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    India regulator recommends $456m fine on Airtel, Vodafone, Idea

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 10:23pm on October 22, 2016

    India’s telecoms regulator on Friday recommended the top three network operators be fined a combined 30.5 billion rupees ($455 million), saying they were denying new entrant Reliance Jio sufficient...

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    Stocks fall for 2nd week on profit booking

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:21pm on October 22, 2016

    Amid volatility, Dhaka stocks declined last week, the second week in a row, as investors mostly continued with profit booking share sales...

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    Telcos oppose BTRC bar on fibre optic connectivity

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:17pm on October 22, 2016

    Country’s mobile phone operators have opposed the telecom regulator’s move to bar them from laying and maintaining fibre optic connectivity and from sharing the connectivity among...

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    WB to assess impact of VAT law opposed by businesses

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:15pm on October 22, 2016

    A World Bank team will assess the probable impact on the Bangladesh economy of the new VAT act scheduled to be implemented from the next fiscal year amid businesses’ opposition...

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    65 garment units finish remediation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:13pm on October 22, 2016

    Sixty-five readymade garment factories have completed so far all the corrective measures recommended by two platforms of western buyers and retailers during their initial electrical and structural safety...