Miscellany

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    Unnecessary government spending must be cut in budget: SANEM

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:33pm on June 03, 2020

    South Asian Network on Economic Modeling executive director Selim Raihan said that the present context under the backdrop of the COVID‑19 outbreak demanded a special...

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    NRBC Bank’s BRTA booths see workload

    | Updated at 11:00pm on June 02, 2020

    NRB Commercial Bank Ltd has served 10 thousand clients in bank’s booths at the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority office premises after the general holidays declared...

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    Sonargaon hotel reopens June 8

    | Updated at 10:58pm on June 02, 2020

    The Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka will be fully operational and prepared to serve its patrons with heightened safety measures from June 8 onwards. A comprehensive...

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    Inflation drops sharply in May

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:42pm on June 02, 2020

    Point-to-point inflation significantly dropped by 0.61 percentage points to 5.35 per cent in May from 5.96 per cent in April as demand for both food...

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    Families lose three-quarters of income in pandemic: survey

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:11pm on June 02, 2020

    The average family income loss between March and May stood at about 74 per cent, while over 1.4 million migrant workers had returned or were...

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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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