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    Mobile banking helps financial inclusion of poor: speakers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:53pm on December 18, 2016

    Rural household can have access to financial institutions through mobile banking that will help them improve their consumptions and savings, said speakers at a seminar in Dhaka on Sunday...

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    Govt offloading 10pc more shares of DESCO

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:50pm on December 18, 2016

    Bangladesh Power Development Board, one of the corporate sponsors of Dhaka Electric Supply Company, on Sunday announced that it would offload another 10 per cent or 2.93 crore shares of DESCO out of its total holdings in the entity...

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    Import payments rise by 17.84pc in Nov

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:43pm on December 18, 2016

    The country’s import payments registered a 17.84-per cent growth in November against a 5.77-per cent growth in the corresponding month a year ago...

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    Robi, Teletalk using fibre optic grid of banned co

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:34pm on December 18, 2016

    Private mobile phone operator Robi and state-run operator Teletalk are using fibre transmission network of Bangla Phone although the telecom regulator warned mobile operators not to do business with Bangla Phone which doesn’t have a licence, said officials of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission...

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    Rushanara arrives as UK PM’s trade envoy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:20pm on December 18, 2016

    The UK prime minister’s trade envoy for Bangladesh, Rushanara Ali, arrived in Dhaka on Saturday on a five-day official visit...

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    Venezuela cash crisis sparks looting

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 10:09pm on December 17, 2016

    Desperate Venezuelans looted delivery trucks and clashed with police as a botched plan to introduce new banknotes left people without cash — the latest shortage in a spiralling economic crisis...

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    2 RBI staff arrested for Rs 1.99cr note exchange

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:05pm on December 17, 2016

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested two employees of cash department of Reserve Bank of India in Bengaluru in connection with alleged conversion of Rs 1.99 crore of demonetised currency with specified bank notes of Rs 2,000 and Rs 100, reports Press Trust of India...

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    India asks tax dodgers to come clean by March 2017

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:02pm on December 17, 2016

    The government said on Friday that tax-dodgers have until the end of March 2017 to come clean under a scheme announced by finance minister Arun Jaitley last month, reports Reuters...

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    Stocks keep rallying for 7th week

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:59pm on December 17, 2016

    Bull run at the Dhaka bourse continued in last week, the seventh week in a row, despite a decline in most of the scrips traded in the week amid a surge in share prices of some large capitalised companies...

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    Conference on new economic thinking in city on Dec 21

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 09:48pm on December 17, 2016

    An international visionary conference on economy will be held on December 21 in the city aimed at coming up with a ‘national action plan’ on key challenges and preparing ways of overcome those...