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    Stocks bull run extends to 6th week

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    Dhaka stocks rallied in the past week, stretching the bull-run to the sixth consecutive week, as investors continued buying shares of financial and telecommunication sectors eyeing better earnings disclosures....

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    NBR wants law on mandatory financial transactions thru banking channel

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    National Board of Revenue has proposed that the government should frame a law on mandatory financial transactions through banking channel to reduce cash transactions in the country for ensuring tax collections....

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    Brexit, trade disputes put German economy on downturn slope: Ifo

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    German business morale fell for the fifth consecutive month in January, a survey showed on Friday, signalling a downturn in Europe’s largest economy where company executives have become pessimistic about future business for the first time since 2012....

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    DSE for sound fund flow for stocks in MPS

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    Dhaka Stock Exchange has urged the Bangladesh Bank to declare capital market-friendly monetary policy that would ensure consistent liquidity flow in the market....

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    Consumer goods CEOs in Davos hot seat over plastic waste

    Reuters . Davos | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    Consumer products companies including Procter & Gamble Co and Coca-Cola Co are emerging as new targets for global activism, with green groups blaming them for fouling the ocean with plastic and activists urging governments to regulate them....

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    RMG workers being victimised for recent movement

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    The country’s readymade garment workers were being victimised because of their recent movement against disproportionate increase in wages as the factory authorities filed cases against hundreds of workers and fired many from jobs, said participants in a dialogue on Saturday....

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    L’Oreal hoards cosmetics in Britain as Brexit looms

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    France’s L’Oreal, whose beauty brands range from Lancome creams to Maybelline make-up, is stocking up cosmetics in Britain as part its preparations for Britain leaving the European Union, its chief executive said....

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    Malaysia to cancel $20b China-backed rail project

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    Malaysia’s economics minister said on Saturday the country will cancel its $20 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project with contractor China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC)....

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    China, US among 76 WTO states pushing for new e-com rules

    Reuters . Davos | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    Impatient with a lack of World Trade Organization rules on the explosive growth of e-commerce, 76 members - including the United States, China, the European Union and Japan - agreed on Friday to start negotiating a new framework....

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    Bangladesh Bank order on interest rate spread largely ignored

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:00am on January 26, 2019

    Bangladesh Bank’s instruction to bring down the interest rate spread to 4 percentage points in banks has remained largely ignored due to rising bad loans in the country’s banking system....

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