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    Rising cotton price to hit margins of India’s textile cos: report

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    Rising cotton prices are set to hit profit margins of textile and apparel players in India due to their inability to pass on the high production cost on to consumers as seasonal demand is weak, reports Business Standard....

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    PMO asks for incentives for women entrepreneurs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    Prime Minister’s Office has identified a set of fiscal, regulatory and administrative incentives, including tax benefits, for women entrepreneurs to increase their share in investment as well as contribution to national economy....

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    12 firms win Standard Chartered Bangladesh Trade Awards 2018

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    Twelve companies on Saturday received the Standard Chartered Bangladesh Trade Awards 2018’ for their achievements in external trade....

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    Dhaka stocks extend record losing spell to 9th week

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    Dhaka stocks kept plunging in the past week, extending the record losing spell to ninth consecutive week, as investors, unnerved by the unusual market behaviour, continued with cautious trading....

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    India ministry proposes delaying retaliatory tariffs on US goods

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    India’s trade ministry has proposed that the government delays by a month the imposition of retaliatory tariffs on some US goods that were due to go into effect from April 1, a trade ministry spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday....

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    Honda says 16th US death confirmed in air bag rupture

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    Honda Motor Co said on Friday it had confirmed a 16th US death has been tied to a faulty Takata air bag inflator....

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    Trump says trade talks with China going ‘very well’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    US president Donald Trump on Friday said negotiations to end a bruising tariffs battle with Beijing are going ‘very well,’ but reiterated that he will only accept a ‘great deal.’....

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    Alamgir receives marketing superstar award

    Business desk | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    ACI Consumer Brands Limited managing director Syed Alamgir has received the first ever ‘Channel I Bangladesh Brand Forum Marketing Superstar Award’, said a press release....

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    Prices of beef, garlic go up

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:07am on March 30, 2019

    The prices of beef and garlic went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. In the week, the prices of broiler chicken, locally bred hens and vegetables remained unchanged after their recent surges....

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    Vetting by BB panel lawyers must for ESF loans

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on March 30, 2019

    Bangladesh Bank has made vetting of the deed of agreement by a BB panel lawyer mandatory for granting loans from the entrepreneurship support fund that offers credit at 2 per cent interest rate...

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