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    Farm loan release drops 25pc in July-Aug

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:55am on September 26, 2018

    Disbursements of farm loans by banks dropped by 25.18 per cent in the first two months of the current financial year 2018-2019 compared with the same period of the past fiscal year....

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    Ensuring rights of workers, remediation challenges for RMG sector: Bernicat

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:54am on September 26, 2018

    Ensuring rights of workers and completion of the remediation works of garment factories under a national action plan are the next major challenges for the readymade garment industry of Bangladesh, observed US ambassador Marcia Bernicat on Tuesday....

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    China group plans support to make DSE a top bourse

    Mohiuddin Alamgir back from Shenzhen, China | Updated at 02:57am on September 26, 2018

    The Chinese consortium, which became strategic partner of the Dhaka Stock Exchange early this month, has said the consortium would help DSE enhance its capability with the aim of making the Bangladesh’s premier bourse a leading market in Asia....

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    Stocks gain after 3-day fall on facelift efforts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:58am on September 26, 2018

    Dhaka stocks gained on Tuesday, snapping a three-day fall amid a decreased turnover as a section of institutional investors went for buying safe-haven shares to improve the market situation, market operators said....

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    HC stays BTRC order on Bangla Phone’s licence cancellation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:59am on September 26, 2018

    The High Court on Tuesday stayed a Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission’s order that cancelled the licence granted to Bangla Phone Limited for providing internet service....

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    StanChart to stop financing new coal-fired power stations

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 03:00am on September 26, 2018

    Standard Chartered said on Tuesday it will stop financing new coal-fired powered stations, joining the growing ranks of lenders and financiers ending support for the dirtiest fossil fuel amid rising concerns about climate change....

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    Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit

    Reuters | Updated at 03:01am on September 26, 2018

    Instagram on Monday said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc, giving scant explanation for the move....

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    China says US putting ‘knife to its neck’, hard to proceed on trade

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 03:03am on September 26, 2018

    A senior Chinese official said on Tuesday it is difficult to proceed with trade talks with the United States while Washington is putting ‘a knife to China’s neck’, a day after both sides heaped fresh tariffs on each other’s goods....