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    Sri Lanka eyes China FTA this year

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:12pm on February 04, 2017

    Sri Lanka aims to finalise a free trade agreement with China this year and the country’s prime minister will visit Beijing in May, the Sri Lankan ambassador said on Saturday, amid rising concern in the South Asian nation about Chinese investment...

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    Investment in nat’l saving tools marches past Tk 23,000cr in H1

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 10:11pm on February 04, 2017

    The net investment in the national savings certificates and bonds in the first half of the current financial year 2016-17 increased by 76.41 per cent to Tk 23,473.56 crore from Tk 13,305.59 crore during the same period a fiscal year ago...

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    DITF spot orders remain almost static at Tk 243cr

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:07pm on February 04, 2017

    The Dhaka International Trade Fair-2017 ended on Saturday with exhibitors receiving spot export orders worth Tk 243.44 crore, only Tk 8 crore more than those of last year...

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    Monetary policy faces challenge on declining pvt sector credit growth: UO

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:00pm on February 04, 2017

    Unnayan Onneshan, an independent multidisciplinary think-tank, has said that the declining growth in private sector credit resulting stagnant private investment and consequential unemployment are likely to challenge the efficacy of monetary policy strategies...

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    Give money legalising scope once and for all

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 09:51pm on February 04, 2017

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has recommended that the government give scope once and for all for legalising undisclosed money through purchasing land and apartments to discourage corruption...

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    Eurozone businesses stay buoyant at start of 2017

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:28pm on February 03, 2017

    Eurozone businesses started 2017 by increasing activity at the same multi-year record pace they set in December and faster growth in demand suggested the good times will continue, a survey showed on Friday, reports Reuters...

  • Commodity prices remain high

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:26pm on February 03, 2017

    The prices of most of the daily essentials including rice, edible oil, garlic and sugar remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday...

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    US corporates divided over Republican border tax

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:10pm on February 03, 2017

    US companies including major exporters General Electric Co and Boeing Co launched a coalition on Thursday to back a House Republican plan to tax all imports, saying the proposal would ‘support American jobs and American-made products.’...

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    Indian police bust $550m internet scam that duped thousands

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 11:08pm on February 03, 2017

    Indian police have busted an internet scam in which around 6,50,000 people lost a combined 37 billion rupees ($549 million) after sending money to a company that promised they would earn cash by clicking on web links, police said on Friday...

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    Rumour-mongering FB pages active despite BSEC measures

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 11:06pm on February 03, 2017

    Rumour-mongering Facebook pages and groups still remained active as the Facebook authorities denied closing 100 of their pages despite request from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission officials told New Age...