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    Stocks gain for 3rd day on regulator’s move

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2018

    Dhaka stocks on Thursday extended gain to the third consecutive session despite a fall in the share prices of most of the traded scrips, as a section of investors, encouraged by a BSEC market stabilising move, continued buying shares...

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    Worried about iPhone eavesdroppers? China says Trump may need a Huawei

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2018

    China’s foreign ministry has some suggestions for the Trump administration if they are worried about foreign eavesdropping on the US president’s iPhone: use a Huawei handset instead...

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    PRAN gets $5.25m orders at Paris Food Fair

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2018

    Bangladesh’s food processor PRAN has bagged export orders worth around $ 5.25 million at Sial Food Fair in France...

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    Bharti Airtel Sept-quarter profit plunges

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2018

    India’s Bharti Airtel Ltd posted a 65.4 per cent fall in quarterly profit on Thursday, as it faces pricing pressure amid aggressive competition in the country’s telecom sector...

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    BCIC, Japan-China JV ink $1.02b deal to set up country’s biggest fertiliser plant

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:33am on October 25, 2018

    Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation and a China-Japan joint venture on Wednesday signed an agreement to establish a new granular urea fertiliser factory at Polash, Ghorasal in Narsingdi with a production capacity of 9.24 lakh tonnes per year...

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    IGW cos seek CDR of BTCL, Teletalk

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:28am on October 25, 2018

    IGW Operators Forum (IOF) has requested Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission to provide it call detail record (CDR) of two state-owned entities — Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited (ICX service) and Teletalk...

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    Economists, policymakers want poverty line redefined

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:23am on October 25, 2018

    Economists and policymakers on Wednesday emphasised changing the poverty line estimation in Bangladesh for keeping it consistent with improving living standards and economic development in the country...

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    Muhith, admitting no of banks high, says 4 more in offing

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:16am on October 25, 2018

    Finance minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said the government was in the process of giving approval to four new private banks, hours after admitting that the number of banks and non-bank financial institutions in the country was high...

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    Trump threats, demands spark ‘existential crisis’ at WTO

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 01:09am on October 25, 2018

    The World Trade Organisation is scrambling to develop a plan for the biggest reform in its 23-year history after US president Donald Trump brought the world’s top trade court to the brink of collapse by blocking appointments of its judges and threatening to pull the United States out of the organisation....

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    Pakistan to seek IMF bailout despite $6b Saudi rescue

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:57am on October 25, 2018

    Pakistan still plans to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) despite a Saudi Arabian offer of a $6 billion rescue package, Pakistan’s finance ministry said on Wednesday....