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    BB redesigns entrepreneurs’ fund setting 2pc interest

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:07pm on August 07, 2018

    Bangladesh Bank has remodelled the Equity and Entrepreneurship Fund, scrapping the government’s equity investment provision in any project and allowing entrepreneurs to get loan at 2 per cent simple rate of interest....

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    DSE cracks down on 13 more low-profile cos

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:10pm on August 07, 2018

    The Dhaka Stock Exchange has decided to take punitive measures against 13 more non-compliant and non-performing companies after delisting two such firms last month to bring discipline in the capital market....

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    BTRC picks 4 firms for tower sharing co licences

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:09pm on August 07, 2018

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has selected four companies from eight applicants for mobile phone tower sharing company licences...

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    Dhaka stocks slip for 2nd day as students’ protests continue

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:25pm on August 06, 2018

    Dhaka stocks slipped for the second day on Monday as investors were cautious on the trading floor as students’ protests for road safety that began on July 29 escalated in last couple of days amid attacks on the protesting students by ruling party activists....

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    RMG sector in trouble for transport shortage: BGMEA

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:23pm on August 06, 2018

    Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association on Monday said that the country’s readymade garment sector was facing a crisis in making shipment of finished product due to shortage of transport on roads and highways and global buyers were losing their confidence in the sector. ...

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    Online tax payment system not in operation for months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:20pm on August 06, 2018

    Online tax payment system of the National Board of Revenue has remained dormant for last few months as the private system operator responsible for providing technological support required to run the system stopped giving its services....

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    Japan Tobacco to buy Akij tobacco in Bangladesh for $1.48b

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:47pm on August 06, 2018

    Japan Tobacco International on Monday signed an agreement with Bangladesh’s Akij Group to acquire the tobacco business of Akij with a cost of $1.476 billion (Tk 12,430 crore)....

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    Stocks slump as students’ protests intensify

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 06, 2018

    Dhaka stocks slumped on Sunday after gaining in the previous three consecutive sessions as investors went for jittery share sales across the board as the students’ protests against poor road-safety in the country turned violent on the seventh day on Saturday....

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    4 NY law firms show interest to deal BB heist reserve legal fight

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 06, 2018

    Four New York-based law firms have shown interest to assist Bangladesh Bank in its planned legal fight for recovering the BB reserves stolen and laundered in the Philippines....

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    Rights groups oppose CPD proposal to set RMG workers minimum wage at Tk 9,228

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 06, 2018

    Centre for Policy Dialogue on Sunday proposed Tk 9,228 as minimum monthly wages for readymade garment workers and Tk 10,028 for the workers having child....

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