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    Ctg port to come under modern container scanning system: NBR chair

    Staff Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 11:32pm on February 23, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue is going to bring the Chittagong port fully under modern container scanning system to enhance non-intrusive inspection system in the country’s biggest port...

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    4-day textile and garment machinery expo starts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:29pm on February 23, 2017

    A four-day international textile and garment machinery exhibition began at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka on Thursday, said a news release...

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    Unplanned urbanisation hinders full utilisation of Dhaka’s economic prospect

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:28pm on February 23, 2017

    The full economic potential of the Dhaka city has remained unutilised mainly due to unplanned and unbalanced urbanisation of the city, said experts at a discussion on Thursday...

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    Robi counts Tk 390cr loss in 2016

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:27pm on February 23, 2017

    Mobile operator Robi incurred a loss of about Tk 390 crore in 2016 amid its merger with another operator Airtel. According to the data released by Axiata Group, the parent company of Robi which is now the second largest operator in Bangladesh after having merged with Airtel, suffered a loss of 205.6 million Malaysian ringit in 2016...

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    NBR allows duty-free import of $10m in cash

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:24pm on February 23, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue has granted permission to Bangladesh Bank for duty-free import of $10 million dollar in cash through Standard Chartered Bank...

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    Gas prices go up amid protests

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 24, 2017

    The government on Thursday increased the prices of natural gas by 22.7 per cent on an average across the board in two phases with effect from next month amid protests. The protesters said that almost all sectors of the economy – households to industries, power generation to tea plantation and commercial activities to transport sector – would need to bear the enhanced price hike....

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    WTO ratifies 1st multilateral deal

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:16pm on February 22, 2017

    The first multilateral deal agreed at the World Trade Organisation came into force Wednesday, a step billed as a milestone for the body facing unprecedented threats from a hostile US administration...

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    Stocks rise for second day as energy shares surge

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 10:16pm on February 22, 2017

    Dhaka stocks increased for the second trading session on Wednesday mainly due to rise in share prices of large capitalised scrips, especially those of energy shares...

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    Traders continue to sell meat at exorbitant prices

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 10:14pm on February 22, 2017

    Traders continue to sell meat — beef and mutton— at exorbitant prices four days after the end of their six-day strike that was called in protest against extortion at Gabtoli cattle market...

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    MCCI for govt measures for manufacturing, agri growth

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:12pm on February 22, 2017

    Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday said that the government would need to adopt suitable measures to remove existing bottlenecks, including shortage of infrastructure and energy, to support the growth of the two important sectors—agriculture and manufacturing...