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    Britons get reluctant to move jobs as Brexit begins

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:08pm on April 07, 2017

    British workers are becoming more reticent about moving jobs as the process of leaving the European Union gets underway, exacerbating long-standing skill shortages, a survey of recruiters showed on Friday, reports Reuters...

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    Investors suffer on disorderly dissemination of Saif Powertec’s rights shares info

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 11:01pm on April 07, 2017

    Disorderly dissemination of Saif Powertec Limited’s rights share-related information by Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges, and Central Depository Bangladesh Limited resulted in losses for a section of investors...

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    Govt to borrow Tk 2,000cr thru T-bills in Apr

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:48pm on April 07, 2017

    The finance ministry has taken a decision to borrow only Tk 2,000 crore through treasury bills and bonds that carry low interest rates from the banking sector in April as it borrowed Tk 33,283 crore through national savings tools at high interest rates in the first eight months of this financial year...

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    Walton launches compressor unit

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:23am on April 07, 2017

    Walton on Thursday launched first–ever compressor manufacturing unit in the country with the aim of producing all the parts of refrigerator locally...

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    Stocks fall for 2nd day as profit-taking continues

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:37pm on April 06, 2017

    Dhaka stocks declined for the second trading session on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, as investors continued with profit-booking share selling in anticipation of further correction in share prices...

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    Artificial life spawns billion-dollar industry

    Reuters . London | Updated at 11:32pm on April 06, 2017

    Scientists are getting closer to building life from scratch and technology pioneers are taking notice, with record sums moving into a field that could deliver novel drugs, materials, chemicals and even perfumes...

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    Islami Bank’s immediate past chairman to sell 95pc of his stakes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:32pm on April 06, 2017

    The immediate past chairman of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited’s board Mustafa Anwar on Thursday announced that he would sell-off 95 per cent of his stakes in the bank...

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    Apparel makers demand no source tax on export income for two years

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:27pm on April 06, 2017

    Apparel makers on Thursday demanded that the National Board of Revenue exempt RMG exporters from paying source tax on export proceeds for the next two years so that they can tackle the ongoing ‘crisis’ in the sector...

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    ADB retains 6.9pc growth forecast for FY17

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:25pm on April 06, 2017

    The Asian Development Bank on Thursday retained its March, 2016 forecast of 6.9 per cent GDP growth for Bangladesh for the current fiscal year of 2016-17 amid unpleasing earnings from two major sources — remittance and export...

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    NBR preparing doctors’database

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:15pm on April 06, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue is preparing a database of doctors, primarily of those who are practicing in the Dhaka city, to bring them under the income tax net and prevent tax evasion...