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    UK manufacturing jump shows economy ended 2016 strongly

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:49pm on February 10, 2017

    British manufacturing grew more strongly than expected in December, showing the economy remained resilient to the end of the year despite June’s Brexit vote shock, although 2017 looks like it will be more difficult...

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    BB signs deals with 10 more banks for green transformation fund

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:48pm on February 10, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank has signed separate agreements with 10 more private banks to facilitate fund for a long-term financing under the ‘Green Transformation Fund for Export-oriented Textile and Textile Products and Leather Manufacturing Industries’...

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    Prices of onion, beef on the rise

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:46pm on February 10, 2017

    The prices of beef and onion increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Traders said that the prices of the items rose due to a higher demand for the commodities in the season...

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    B’desh wants no double checking at Petrapole

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 10:45pm on February 10, 2017

    A Bangladesh Customs delegation at a meeting with Indian customs officials in Kolkata of Indian state of West Bengal has sought measures to stop double checking of passengers travelling from Bangladesh through the Benapole-Petrapole route...

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    School banking deposits reach Tk 983cr

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:43pm on February 10, 2017

    The amount of deposits in the bank accounts owned by schoolchildren in the country increased to Tk 982.59 crore as of September 30 from that of Tk 880.41 crore as of June 30 last year...

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    Stocks gain for 4th day as NBFIs rise in volatile trading

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:27pm on February 09, 2017

    Amid volatility, Dhaka stocks surged for the fourth trading session on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, as investors continued with optimistic purchasing of shares, especially those of non-bank financial institutions...

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    Stocks portfolios with negative equity get another 6-month to trade

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:26pm on February 09, 2017

    Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday decided to allow share transactions from investors’ accounts which were suffering with negative equity burden since the market crash in 2010-11 for another six months...

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    Nurani Dyeing gets nod for Tk 43cr IPO

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:25pm on February 09, 2017

    Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday approved Tk 43 crore initial public offering proposal of Nurani Dyeing and Sweater Limited...

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    Banglalink parent co to focus on creating digital platform

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:24pm on February 09, 2017

    VimpelCom, the majority shareholder of mobile phone operator Banglalink, will emphasise on creating digital platforms like e-commerce sites rather than stressing on only infrastructure, said Debu Purkayastha, VimpelCom digital advisory board chairman...

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    Policymakers should give more focus on MSMEs: experts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:21pm on February 09, 2017

    The policymakers should give emphasis more on developing the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises as the sector is one of the key drivers of the national economic growth, said experts and economists on Thursday...