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    BSEC fines Alltex ex-DMD, his wife Tk 20 lakh for insider trading

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:23pm on August 10, 2017

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday fined former Alltex Industries deputy managing director Nazrul Islam and his wife Tk 20 lakh collectively against their Tk 31.95 lakh illicit gains through insider trading...

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    Onion price to remain high until alternative import source found

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:17pm on August 10, 2017

    Traders on Thursday said that until they could find an alternative import source of onion that offers low price, the consumers would have to pay high price for the item as India, the main source of the commodity increased its export price...

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    Bangladesh seeks DFQF market access for 36 products

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:06pm on August 10, 2017

    Bangladesh on Thursday sought duty-free and quota-free market access for its 26 products in Thailand to reduce trade imbalance between the two Asian countries...

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    Bangladesh imports onion from Pakistan, Egypt as Indian onion gets costlier

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:31pm on August 10, 2017

    Businessmen are importing onion from Pakistan and Egypt as an alternative option to meet the higher demand of the item ahead of the...

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    GPA receives batch 4 as batch 3 departs

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:42pm on August 09, 2017

    The Grameenphone Accelerator held a combined event on Wednesday at GP House for Demo Day for GPA Batch 3 in conjunction with the media launch for GPA Batch 4, said a news release...

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    Stocks drop for 2nd day as profit-taking from banks on

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:41pm on August 09, 2017

    Dhaka stocks inched down on Wednesday for the second trading session as investors continued with profit taking sales, particularly of bank shares after strong gains earlier...

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    Tripartite body formed to resolve dispute related to telocs’ VAT

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:40pm on August 09, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue on Wednesday formed a high-powered tripartite committee to find out ways for resolving quickly disputes related to value-added tax with the mobile operators and the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission...

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    Inflation drops to 5.57pc in July

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:02pm on August 09, 2017

    The country’s point-to-point inflation dropped by 0.37 percentage points to 5.57 per cent in July from that of 5.94 per cent in June driven by declining trend in both food and non-food inflation in the month...

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    Economy performing, but below potential: MCCI

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:35pm on August 09, 2017

    Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday said that although the country’s economy had been progressing well, but the progress remained below the true potential...

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    Microcredit Regulatory Authority to set up credit information bureau

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:33pm on August 09, 2017

    Microcredit Regulatory Authority has taken initiative to set up a credit information bureau with a view to strengthening the credit operations run by the microfinance institutions and non-government organisations...