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    Businesses advised to seek 6-yr transition period for EU GSP continuation

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:09pm on May 30, 2020

    The commerce ministry has advised businesses and other stakeholders to request the European Union to consider a six-year transition period instead of a three-year one...

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    IMF okays $732m emergency loan for Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:25am on May 30, 2020

    The International Monetary Fund will give $732 million in emergency assistance to Bangladesh to help finance the health, social protection and macroeconomic stabilisation measures, meet...

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    India quarterly growth worst in two decades

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 10:11pm on May 29, 2020

    India’s economy grew at its slowest pace in at least two decades last quarter, government data showed on Friday, with warnings of far worse to...

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    Online job postings drop by 87pc in Apr

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:44pm on May 29, 2020

    The number of job postings in the online job portals in Bangladesh dropped by 87 per cent year-on-year in April as businesses stopped hiring workers...

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    FDI inflow on slippery slope even before COVID-19 strike

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:45pm on May 28, 2020

    The net foreign direct investment in the country dropped by 7.35 per cent in the first eight months (July-February) of the current fiscal year 2019-2020...

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    China warns on slump as pandemic kills world jobs

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:18pm on May 22, 2020

    China warned on Friday that its huge economy faces an immense challenge from the coronavirus, as the ongoing pandemic and national lockdowns caused massive job...

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    US Senate passes bill that puts some Chinese listings at risk

    Business Desk | Updated at 09:26pm on May 21, 2020

    The US Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that could compel some Chinese companies to de-list from US exchanges unless they complied with American accounting...

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    StanChart teams with Brac, Jaago to help raise pandemic donations

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:50pm on May 20, 2020

    Standard Chartered Bangladesh has recently announced partnerships with Brac and Jaago Foundation, both of which are active on the frontlines of the coronavirus battle, to...

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    PMO frames BIDA one stop service rules

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:43pm on May 20, 2020

    The Prime Minister’s Office has formulated the one stop service rules for the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority to facilitate the ease of doing business and...

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    Resurgent Bangladesh initiative launched

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:16pm on May 19, 2020

    Resurgent Bangladesh, an initiative to help Bangladesh chart out and execute the recovery of the private sector dynamism in the context of COVID-19-led economic shocks,...

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