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    Shortage of skilled workforce challenge to achieving $50b export target by 2021

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:12am on December 20, 2016

    Readymade garment entrepreneurs on Monday said that shortage of skilled workforce was a big challenge to achieve the target of export earnings of US$ 50 billion from the sector by 2021...

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    Field offices asked to start scrutiny of income tax returns

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 02:09am on December 20, 2016

    The National Board of Revenue has asked its field offices to immediately start scrutiny of all income tax returns submitted under universal self assessment for the current fiscal year 2016-17...

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    GP to lose exclusive rights to BR’s fibre network

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:08am on December 20, 2016

    The telecom regulator has asked Bangladesh Railway and mobile operator Grameenphone to amend an agreement in a bid to open up BR’s unused fibre optic network for all operators, which is currently used exclusively by GP...

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    No MFS licence for telcos: BB

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:49pm on December 19, 2016

    Bangladesh Bank on Monday said it would not allow mobile phone operators to run mobile financial services as the central bank follows a bank-led model in settling financial transactions through the MFS...

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    BB chief warns against money-laundering thru mobile banking

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 07:49pm on December 19, 2016

    Bangladesh Bank governor Fazle Kabir on Monday warned that mobile banking might become one of the biggest laundering methods in the digital world if it is not confronted through joint initiatives...

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    Rushanara Ali arrives as UK PM’s trade envoy

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:50am on December 19, 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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    Economy pays tab for Japan Inc’s free lunch on overtime

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:01am on December 19, 2016

    Japanese workers put up with long hours and unpaid overtime under pressure from cost-saving companies, and figures from government, which wants more money in workers’ pockets to boost consumer spending, appear to underestimate the problem...

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    Stocks rise for 4th session as upswing continues

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 19, 2016

    Dhaka stocks finished up for the fourth trading session on Sunday as optimistic buying cancelled out the impact of profit-booking share sales in early trading...

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    SAARC Finance seminar today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:57pm on December 18, 2016

    A day-long SAARC FINANCE Seminar on ‘Impacts of Mobile Financial Services in the SAARC Region’ will be held today at the Sonargaon Hotel in the city...

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    Bangladesh expects record tea output in 2016: minister

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:55pm on December 18, 2016

    Bangladesh’s tea output in 2016 is expected to hit a record 80 million kg from 66 million a year earlier, the commerce minister said on Sunday, a volume that may be big enough to make imports unnecessary, reports Reuters...