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    VAT collection faces waiver pickle as NBR misses Jul-Oct target by Tk 3,674cr

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2018

    Tax exemptions extended by the government to various sectors and sluggish business activities are taking a heavy toll on revenue collection by National Board of...

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    Businesses seek viable LNG pricing

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2018

    Gas-dependent heavy industry owners said on Saturday that economically viable energy pricing was a must to sustain in the globally competitive market as imported costly...

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    Spectrum of 12 out of 14 PSTN cos cancelled

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2018

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has so far cancelled allocated spectrum of 12 out of 14 public-switched telephone network operators amid non-operative state and non-payment of...

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    Oil hits year low as OPEC considers output cut

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    Oil prices fell to their lowest in a year on Friday, on course for their biggest one-month decline since late 2014, even as oil producers consider cutting production to try to stem a rising global surplus....

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    Asian LNG prices dragged down by oil slide, heavy supply

    Reuters . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) tumbled nearly 10 per cent this week to a more than three-month low, knocked lower by a slide in oil prices, forecasts for a warmer than average winter and ample supply onshore and in tankers....

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    Asian stocks fall, Europe bounces

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    European stock markets rose on Friday after a volatile week in which company earnings and growth worries hit stocks, although the euro sank after weaker-than-expected business surveys from Germany and the euro zone....

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    US asks allies to shun Huawei equipment, WSJ reports

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    The US government is trying to persuade wireless and internet providers in allied countries to avoid telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday....

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    US benefits manager baulks after Novartis values gene therapy at $4-5m

    Reuters . Zurich | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    Just weeks after Novartis floated the idea that $4-5 million was fair value for its new gene therapy against a deadly neuromuscular disease, a major benefits manager is pushing back....

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    Amazon workers strike in Germany, Spain on Black Friday

    Reuters . Berlin/Madrid | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    Workers at Amazon logistic centres in Germany and Spain staged strikes on Friday, walking off the job on Black Friday, the discount spending spree that kicks-off the start of the crucial Christmas shopping season....

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    Weaker German exports, private sector growth worry investors

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    Weaker exports were the primary driver behind Germany’s first quarterly economic contraction since 2015, data showed on Friday, and while economists called it an aberration, they cited clear signs that Europe’s largest economy was cooling....

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