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    Banks asked to submit info by Dec 2

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:24pm on November 22, 2018

    The Bangladesh Bank on Thursday asked banks to provide returning officers with defaulted loan-related information about candidates for the 11th parliamentary elections scheduled for December...

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    Nissan 'drives out' disgraced chairman

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 06:20pm on November 22, 2018

    Nissan board members have sacked disgraced Carlos Ghosn as chairman, local media reported Thursday, which would be a spectacular fall from grace for the once-revered...

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    China blames ‘excuses’ for APEC discord, as US ties sour again

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 02:38am on November 21, 2018

    A major Asia-Pacific summit’s failure to agree on a communique resulted from certain countries ‘excusing’ protectionism, a top Chinese diplomat said, in a veiled criticism of Washington that further sours the tone of China-US ties ahead of a G20 meet....

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    RBI move boosts banks’ lending ability by up to $42b: sources

    Reuters . Mumbai/New Delhi | Updated at 02:37am on November 21, 2018

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) estimates that Indian banks will have capacity to lend an extra 2.5 trillion rupees to 3.0 trillion rupees ($35 billion to $42 billion) over the next year after it decided to relax a deadline for lenders to boost capital ratios, two sources aware of discussions on the matter said on Tuesday....

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    Pakistan, IMF extend bailout talks after failing to reach agreement

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 02:36am on November 21, 2018

    Pakistan has extended talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after the two sides failed to agree on the terms of a bailout package, a finance ministry official said on Tuesday, with a final deal now expected by mid-January...

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    Nissan’s arrested co-chair Ghosn accused of siphoning millions of dollars

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 02:01am on November 21, 2018

    Japan was shocked by news that Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was widely respected for rescuing the car maker from near bankruptcy, was arrested on Monday for alleged financial misconduct....

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    Pvt banks brought under RTI Act

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:00am on November 21, 2018

    Private commercial banks have come under the Right to Information Act-2009 as the government declared the banks as authorities under the law....

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    Dhaka stocks gain as financial shares attract investors

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:59am on November 21, 2018

    Dhaka stocks advanced on Tuesday as investors went on buying shares, especially the financial scrips, after their price fall in recent days....

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    Coop among govt, pvt sector, dev partners needed to address DFI challenges: seminar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:58am on November 21, 2018

    Collaboration among private sector, government, financial institutions and development partners is needed to address the challenges of accelerating digital financial inclusion across the country, experts said at a conference on Tuesday....

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    Taxpayers want their fundamental rights secured

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:53am on November 21, 2018

    Fatema Begum, a readymade garment worker, on Tuesday appeared before the jury of Citizens’ Tax Tribunal 2018, similar in structure to a courtroom, with a petition for securing her fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Bangladesh as she as a citizen like others pays taxes to the government....