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    Tofail urges India to remove NTBs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:08pm on February 16, 2017

    Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Thursday urged Indian government to remove various tariff and nontariff barriers (NTBs) for Bangladeshi products to boost bilateral trade between...

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    BIDA to tighten work permit issuance to semi-skilled foreign workers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:07pm on February 16, 2017

    Bangladesh Investment Development Authority has asked industrial units registered with it to refrain from hiring semi-skilled foreign experts and workers against the posts which could...

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    Govt mulls relaxing gold bar import rules

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:59pm on February 16, 2017

    The government is considering relaxing regulations to facilitate gold bar import through the formal channel for meeting the local demand for the precious metal and...

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    Plastic industrial estate to be completed by 2018: Amu

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:22pm on February 15, 2017

    Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu Wednesday said the work on developing a plastic industrial estate is likely to be completed by June 2018 to ensure...

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    Winter clothes’ sales halve in Dhaka

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 10:29pm on February 14, 2017

    The sales of warm clothes in the Dhaka city have almost halved in this winter compared with that in the last winter as this year...

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    IndustriALL urges govt to stop trade union repression

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:26pm on February 14, 2017

    IndustriALL Global Union, a global trade union federation, on Monday urged Bangladesh government to stop repression of trade unionists and release all those who are...

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    Huge defaulted loans in SCBs to hit GDP growth: BB governor

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:24pm on February 14, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank governor Fazle Kabir on Tuesday said excessive defaulted loans in the state-owned commercial banks would put an obstacle in achieving expected GDP growth...

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    Voice mail service launched

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:08pm on February 13, 2017

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Monday launched voice mail service, or VMS, in the country for the first time with a view to expanding...

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    Smartphone imports increase by 46pc in 2016

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:01pm on February 13, 2017

    Mobile handset import through legal channel for the first time crossed three crore pieces in 2016, thanks to rapidly growing demand for smartphones...

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    Govt staff may get up to Tk 50 lakh in home loan

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 10:43pm on February 13, 2017

    The government is planning to increase the housing loan ceiling for its employees up to maximum Tk 50 lakh. Officials said the minimum ceiling of...

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