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    Major tech cos criticise Trump immigration order

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:19pm on January 28, 2017

    Major tech companies including Google and Facebook have criticised US president Donald Trump’s new order banning entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries...

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    Stock surge extends to 13th week despite DSE’s caution to investors

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:17pm on January 28, 2017

    Dhaka stocks kept rising last week, extending the nonstop market surge to 13th week despite caution from Dhaka Stock Exchange to the investors in making investments in the capital market as banks’ scrips continued to rise...

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    BB unveils new MPS today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:16pm on January 28, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank may keep unchanged the private sector credit growth target in its monetary policy statement (MPS) for the January-June period of 2017 to be unveiled today...

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    Cos need strong ethics, governance to manage insiders’ conflict of interest

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:15pm on January 28, 2017

    Financial experts on Saturday said that companies particularly publicly traded ones should have strong code of ethics and good corporate governance to manage conflict of interest among insiders to save the interest of investors and shareholders...

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    President for transparency in financial sector

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:12pm on January 28, 2017

    President Abdul Hamid on Saturday called for concerted efforts of chartered accountants to alleviate poverty in South Asia and stressed the need for the use of information technology to ensure transparency and accountability in accounting as well as provide desired services to the people...

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    BGMEA wants ‘Version 2.0’ to replace Accord, Alliance

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 09:56pm on January 28, 2017

    A new initiative named ‘Version 2.0’ comprising of the government, BGMEA, ILO, trade unions and global brands is likely to replace two buyers’ groups the Accord and the Alliance when their readymade garment sector safety initiatives expire in July next year...

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    President for ensuring transparency in financial sector

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 03:22pm on January 28, 2017

    Calling upon the chief executives of the financial institutions to ensure transparency and accountability in their institutions, president Abdul Hamid...

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    India’s investors brace for less friendly budget

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 11:34pm on January 27, 2017

    Investors in India are bracing for higher taxes and fewer incentives from the government’s annual budget on February 1 as the focus shifts to wringing out revenues to finance giveaways and higher public investment...

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    US posts slowest growth since 2011

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:32pm on January 27, 2017

    The US economy slowed sharply in the final three months of the year, the slowest pace since 2011, the Commerce Department reported on Friday...

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    WTO says $1t global trade treaty about to come into force

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 11:31pm on January 27, 2017

    A trade accord that will boost global exports by $1 trillion should come into force within two weeks, the head of the World Trade Organisation said on Thursday, just as the rhetoric of US president Donald Trump clouds the outlook for global trade...