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    Jan imports up 34pc on int’l oil price hike

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:37pm on February 19, 2017

    The country’s import payments registered a 34.54-per cent growth in January this year against the 5.04-per cent negative growth in the corresponding month of 2016...

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    Energy, land shortage hindering textile sector investment: BTMA

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:33pm on February 19, 2017

    Bangladesh Textile Mills Association president Tapan Chowdhury on Sunday said that the shortage of gas and electricity and scarcity of land were the major reasons...

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    Fahmida appointed new ED of CPD

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:30pm on February 19, 2017

    Centre for Policy Dialogue research director Fahmida Khatun has been appointed the new executive director of the private think-tank with effect from March, said a...

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    Global trade unions’ campaign about labour repression baseless: BGMEA

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:28pm on February 19, 2017

    Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association on Sunday claimed that there was no labour repression in Bangladesh’s readymade garment sector and the campaign of global...

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    56 get CIP status

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:26pm on February 19, 2017

    Fifty-six businesspersons were on Sunday awarded as commercial important persons for their contribution to the country’s overall economy through setting up industries, creating employment and...

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    Kraft Heinz bids $143b for Unilever

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:06pm on February 18, 2017

    US food company Kraft Heinz Co made a surprise $143 billion (115 billion pounds) offer for Unilever Plc in a bid to build a global...

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    British consumers battered by Brexit inflation

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:30pm on February 17, 2017

    British shoppers unexpectedly cut back on their spending in January as last year’s Brexit vote pushed up inflation, official data showed on Friday, the strongest...

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    Global businesses growing in face of upcoming risks

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:29pm on February 17, 2017

    Business started 2017 on a solid footing, surveys showed on Friday, thriving ahead of a myriad of political risks in the coming year. Fears of...

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    Samsung chief Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 10:28pm on February 17, 2017

    Samsung Group chief Jay Y Lee was arrested on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in...

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    Meat crisis hits city dwellers as traders continue strike

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 10:15pm on February 17, 2017

    People in Dhaka city this past weekend faced acute crisis of red meat as the traders continued their six-day strike for five consecutive days on...

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