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    Skilled manpower dearth challenges 7th Five-Year Plan

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:18pm on July 23, 2017

    An additional 10 million skilled manpower would be needed to feed 11 sectors including readymade garment in four years till 2020 to help the country...

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    BJMC incurs Tk 482cr losses in FY17

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:14pm on July 23, 2017

    State-owned jute mills under the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation incurred a loss of Tk 481.90 crore in the last fiscal year 2016-2017, said textiles and...

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    Orgs related to int’l trade face huge manpower shortage

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:11pm on July 23, 2017

    Most of the international trade-related government agencies like Customs, Export Promotion Bureau and Office of the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports have been suffering...

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    Cyber security at banks far cry from proper level

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:58pm on July 23, 2017

    Bankers and experts on Sunday said that the majority of the country’s commercial banks were yet to take proper security measures to tackle cyber-attack as...

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    DIFE forms cells to resolve labour unrest

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:43pm on July 22, 2017

    Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments has formed two separate cells to resolve the rising labour unrest in the industrial units and to deal...

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    BB asks banks to allow deferred payment for rice import

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:39pm on July 20, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank on Thursday advised commercial banks to allow businesspeople to import rice through deferred payment instead of existing instant payment with a view to...

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    USDA lowers B’desh rice yield forecast

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:38pm on July 20, 2017

    The US Department of Agriculture has revised down its post rice production forecast for Bangladesh in the marketing year 2017-18 to 3.42 crore tonnes from...

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    Defaulted farm loans rise by 27pc in FY17 on crop losses

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:35pm on July 20, 2017

    Defaulted loans in the agriculture sector increased by 27.06 per cent in the recently concluded fiscal year of 2016-17 compared with those in the previous...

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    NBR to inspect factories to find out illegal foreign workers

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 09:18pm on July 20, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue is planning to inspect local business entities from August to find out foreigners working there without proper approval of the...

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    Experts, policymakers call for research, innovation to sustain economic dev

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:27am on July 19, 2017

    Policymakers and experts from Bangladesh and European Union on Tuesday emphasised on conducting rigorous research and innovation activities on various industrial and social challenges to...

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