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    Dhaka to be meat free as butchers announce six-day strike

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:09pm on February 12, 2017

    Butchers and meat sellers have called a six-day strike in Dhaka from February 13 to February 18 protesting at collection of additional toll...

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    Stocks back to black

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:35pm on February 11, 2017

    Dhaka stocks rebounded strongly last week after plummeting in the previous week as investors’ bargain hunting in the week infused optimism into the market...

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    Worries building over possible uptick in global inflation

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:34pm on February 11, 2017

    The global economy has weathered the new US administration’s sweeping challenges to the status quo with surprising aplomb given serious threats made to world trade, but what is not so clear is how much longer inflation will remain stubbornly low...

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    Fund raising thru IPO likely to increase this year

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:33pm on February 11, 2017

    Fund raising by companies from the capital market through initial public offering is likely to increase in the year 2017 amid the improving market scenario for more than half a year after hitting a six-year low last year, statistics of the Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges suggest...

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    Sri Lanka seeks B’desh investment in pharma industry

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:32pm on February 11, 2017

    Visiting Sri Lankan industry and commerce minister Rishad Bathiudeen has called upon the Bangladeshi investors to invest in pharmaceutical industry in Sri Lanka...

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    Jul-Nov revenue falls Tk 5,600cr short of target despite growth

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:30pm on February 11, 2017

    Revenue collection by the National Board of Revenue fell short of target by Tk 5,644 crore or 8.11 per cent in the first five month of the current fiscal year as the target was ‘colossal’ and the country witnessed slower-than-expected economic activities in the period...

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    Fin min’s draft guidelines set board size at 9

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 10:28pm on February 11, 2017

    Finance ministry has drafted a set of guidelines on forming board of directors of the subsidiary companies of the state-run banks and non-bank financial institutions with the provision that the size of the board would be nine-member...

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    E-tracking made mandatory for export, import containers

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:18pm on February 11, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue has made mandatory the use of electronic seal and lock, an e-tracking technology, while transporting containers stuffed with export and import goods to the Chittagong Port from private inland container depots and to the ICDs from the port...

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    Construction resumes on Dakota pipeline despite tribe’s challenge

    Reuters . Cannon Ball, ND/Houston | Updated at 10:50pm on February 10, 2017

    The company building an oil pipeline that has fuelled sustained public protests said on Thursday it has started drilling under a North Dakota lake despite a last-ditch legal challenge from a Native American tribe leading the opposition...

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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...