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    Coca-Cola’s Kinley hits B’desh drinking water market

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:37am on December 13, 2016

    US-based Coca-Cola, a multinational soft drinks maker, on Monday launched Kinley, its packaged drinking water brand, in Bangladesh...

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    Govt, ILO, EU sign new skills dev scheme for workers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:32am on December 13, 2016

    Bangladesh government, International Labour Organisation and European Union on Monday signed a joint declaration of launching a project named ‘Skills 21’ with the aim of...

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    Border haat tenure raised to 5 years

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:25am on December 13, 2016

    The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the agreements for operation of haats on Bangladesh-India border by extending the tenure of such markets to...

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    Mandatory e-export process from Dec 26

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 02:14am on December 13, 2016

    The National Board of Revenue is going to make the electronic export mechanism, also known as e-EXP, mandatory for all exporters from December...

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    China in battle over market economy status

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:52pm on December 11, 2016

    China’s battle for recognition as a market economy that would help it avoid penalties from key trade partners has been thwarted, as a key clause...

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    OPEC, non-OPEC agree 1st oil cut pact since 2001

    Reuters . Vienna | Updated at 10:46pm on December 11, 2016

    OPEC and non-OPEC producers on Saturday reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than...

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    Worker-owner dialogue must as mistrust exists: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:43pm on December 11, 2016

    State minister for labour Mujibul Haque has said mistrust is prevailing between workers and owners in the country’s industrial sector regarding rights and responsibility and...

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    RMG sector workplace safety improves: ILO DG

    Correspondent | Updated at 10:42pm on December 11, 2016

    International Labour Organisation director general Guy Ryder on Sunday said that the workplace safety in Bangladesh garment industry had improved in last three years...

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    Ensure labour rights, create more jobs, PM asks entrepreneurs

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:34pm on December 11, 2016

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged both the local and international entrepreneurs to take steps to ensure labour rights alongside creating more job opportunities...

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    BTRC asks telcos to be more vigilant against call spoofing

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:28am on December 11, 2016

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has asked the mobile phone operators to be more vigilant against caller ID spoofing and install new equipment to tackle...

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