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    Bourses seek increase in tax-free dividend income

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:32pm on April 09, 2017

    The two stock exchanges of the country on Sunday demanded that the National Board of Revenue raise the limit on tax-free dividend income of investors from their stock market investment to make the market vibrant and attract more individual investors to it...

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    HC stays Accord decision to cut business with 4 RMG units

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:29pm on April 09, 2017

    The High Court has stayed the decision of European buyers group Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh for terminating business relations with four readymade garment factories in Bangladesh...

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    Govt repays banks Tk 25,785cr in Jul-Mar with costly NSC loans

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 09:42pm on April 09, 2017

    The government repaid bank loans amounting to Tk 25,785.55 crore in nine months (July-March) of this financial year as it continues taking loans through selling national savings certificates and bonds which carry high interest rates...

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    US retail store job cuts deepen as more buyers migrate online

    Associated Press . New York | Updated at 10:11pm on April 08, 2017

    Retail stores are cutting jobs at the sharpest pace in more than seven years, evidence of a seemingly inexorable shift away from employee-heavy stores as Americans increasingly shop online...

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    Dhaka stocks gain last week as heavyweights surge

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:10pm on April 08, 2017

    Dhaka stocks gained last week despite a fall in three trading sessions of the week as some large capitalised scrips surged...

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    Google accused of underpaying female workers

    Associated Press . San Francisco | Updated at 10:08pm on April 08, 2017

    Government investigators looking into how Google pays its employees have accused the tech giant of shortchanging women doing similar work to men....

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    2 economic zones in pvt sector start operation

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:05pm on April 08, 2017

    Seven industrial units in the newly established two private economic zones in Narayanganj have started production initially that is expected to expedite the industrial growth and job creation in the country...

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    Smartphone apps for Uber provisionally banned in Italy

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:03pm on April 08, 2017

    An Italian court on Friday banned the use of smartphone apps for the ride-hailing group Uber, saying they contribute to traditional taxis facing unfair competition, local media reported...

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    Govt reviewing UN conventions’ ratification required for EU GSP Plus facility

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:58pm on April 08, 2017

    Commerce ministry has taken an initiative to review the current status of ratification of 27 UN conventions required for getting GSP Plus benefit to the markets of the European Union...

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    Bangladesh RMG export to China shining, India in tatters

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:56pm on April 08, 2017

    Readymade garment export to China witnessed more than 27 per cent increase while that to India suffered nearly 8 per cent decrease in the July-March period of the current financial year 2016-17...