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    BSEC plans to ensure transparency in listed cos’ boards

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:55pm on December 29, 2017

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has drafted revised corporate governance guidelines for the listed companies of the stock exchanges to ensure transparency in the companies’ boards of directors for the interest of investors at the capital market...

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    IDB decides to sell off stake in Northern Jute

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:54pm on December 29, 2017

    Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank has taken a decision to sell off its entire stake in Northern Jute Manufacturing Company Limited at the prevailing market price...

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    NBR forms committee to resolve dispute with insurance cos

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 11:53pm on December 29, 2017

    Large taxpayers unit (value-added tax) of the National Board of Revenue has formed a committee to resolve disputes between the tax authority and the insurance companies operating in the country over VAT on agent and reinsurance commissions...

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    Onion prices rise again as volatility continues

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:39pm on December 29, 2017

    The price of local variety of onions rose again to Tk 110 a kilogram in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday after declining to Tk 70-90 a kg in the previous week...

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    Foreign investment at DSE rises by 27.16pc in 2017

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:49pm on December 28, 2017

    The net overseas investment at the Dhaka Stock Exchange increased by 27.16 per cent or Tk 364.16 crore in 2017 compared with that in the previous year...

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    SME loan disbursement up 21pc in 9 months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:48pm on December 28, 2017

    SME loan disbursement by banks and non-bank financial institutions increased by 21 per cent to Tk 1,23,045 crore in the first nine months of the year 2017 compared with Tk 1,01,000 crore in the same period a year ago...

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    BTRC turns down GP, BL proposal

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:46pm on December 28, 2017

    Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission has turned down proposals of mobile phone operators Grameenphone and Banglalink to reinstall fibre optic cable for ongoing highway development activities...

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    NBR extends old BIN validity till March

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:40pm on December 28, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue on Thursday extended the validity of manually issued 11-digit old business identification numbers (BIN) up to March 31 next year as huge number of potential firms has refrained from obtaining online BINs...

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    Dhaka stocks end year on high note, rise for 3rd day

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:37pm on December 28, 2017

    Dhaka stocks soared on Thursday, the last trading session of this year, with an increase in share prices of two-thirds of the traded scrips as investors increased their stakes with an expectation of better market prospect in the coming year...

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    BTRC to hold meeting with stakeholders on VAS guidelines

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:23pm on December 27, 2017

    The posts and telecommunications ministry has sent back the draft telecommunication value-added service guidelines prepared by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission for revision...

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