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    Barriers to pvt sector dev should be minimised to achieve SDGs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 14, 2018

    The government should minimise the barriers to private sector development including sluggish infrastructure, energy crisis, unplanned urbanisation and lack of quality education to attain its sustainable development goals by 2030, said experts and businesses at a roundtable discussion....

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    Minimum wage for RMG workers Tk 8,000

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 14, 2018

    The government on Thursday announced Tk 8,000 as minimum monthly wage, up from existing Tk 5,300, for the country’s readymade garment workers amid protests from labour groups demanding higher pays....

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    Marine resources might be a game changer for Bangladesh: Amu

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:12pm on September 13, 2018

    Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu on Thursday said Bangladesh can be one of the richest countries in the world if its marine resources can properly...

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    BB extends deadline for linking banks’ POS with NPSB to Dec 2019

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 13, 2018

    Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday extended the deadline by one year for banks and non-bank financial institutions for linking their point of sales set up at different shops and other entities with the BB’s National Payment Switch Bangladesh....

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    BB issues guidelines on unclaimed fund, valuables management

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 13, 2018

    Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday issued guidelines on confiscating in favour of the government unclaimed fund and valuables kept in banks....

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    Stocks fall as financial shares, GP slump

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 13, 2018

    Dhaka stocks returned to the negative territory on Wednesday as investors went for selling shares, especially financial scrips and Grameenphone, amid financial sectors’ woes and political uncertainty ahead of national elections...

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    NBR revenue collection Tk 2871cr short of July target

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 13, 2018

    Revenue collection by the National Board of Revenue fell Tk 2,871 crore or 17 per cent short of target in July, the first month of the current fiscal year 2018-2019, mainly due to poor performance of value-added tax and customs wings of NBR...

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    InterContinental Dhaka commercial operations begin early Nov

    Staff Corresponent | Updated at 12:05am on September 13, 2018

    Commercial operations of InterContinental Dhaka, formerly known as Sheraton and then as Ruposhi Bangla, may start in early November though the hotel is set to reopen today after four years of closure for renovation...

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    Govt to cut capital gains tax on bourse shareholders to 5pc: Muhith

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 13, 2018

    Finance minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday announced that the government slashed the capital gains tax levied on bourse shareholders to 5 per cent from 15 per cent on condition that the shareholders would invest their net share-sales proceeds in the capital market for three years’ duration....

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    Trade deficit widens by 12pc in July

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 13, 2018

    Country’s trade deficit widened further in July, the first month of the current fiscal year (2018-2019), maintaining the last fiscal year’s trend, as import payments remained high....

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