Miscellany

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    Lufthansa team to inspect dog detection tomorrow

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 10:32pm on June 11, 2017

    A team of German airlines Lufthansa will inspect the cargo handling at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday to examine whether explosives detection...

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    Costs of bank cyber thefts hit SWIFT profit last year

    Reuters . London | Updated at 11:24pm on June 10, 2017

    Dealing with cyber hacks on banks ate into profit last year at the SWIFT messaging system, which financial institutions use to move trillions of dollars...

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    Growing supply glut threatens worse to come for restive Indian farmers

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 11:01pm on June 09, 2017

    Bountiful monsoon rains are unlikely to lift India’s rural economy this year, and may instead compound the woes of millions of debt-ridden farmers who are...

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    No progress on empowering stock market-related tribunal

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:00pm on June 09, 2017

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has made no progress on empowering the stock market-related special tribunal even after more than one and a half...

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    Prices of essential items high in city kitchen markets

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:58pm on June 09, 2017

    Prices of essential commodities remained high in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday without any hint of decline in the Ramadan month. During visits to...

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    PwC for cutting corporate tax in budget

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 09, 2017

    PricewaterhouseCoopers Bangladesh on Thursday suggested that the government should reduce the corporate tax rate and increase for foreign companies the ceiling on remittance repatriation needed...

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    ‘Propaganda’ about terrorist financing major challenge for Islamic banks: study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:57pm on June 08, 2017

    A growing ‘propaganda’ about terrorist financing through Islamic banks both nationally and globally became a major challenge for the country’s Shariah-based banking system, according to...

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    Muhith inquires about amended MNP guidelines

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:56pm on June 08, 2017

    Finance minister AMA Muhith has made a number of queries about the amended guidelines on mobile number portability service. Officials said Muhith’s move came after...

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    Postal dept to join hands with Amazon, Alibaba: Tarana

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 11:53pm on June 08, 2017

    State minister for post and telecommunication Tarana Halim on Thursday informed the parliament that government was going to sign memorandum of understanding with Alibaba and...

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    FDI inches up by 4.4pc in 2016

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:46pm on June 08, 2017

    Foreign direct investment in Bangladesh increased 4.4 per cent or $ 98 million in 2016 with telecommunication becoming the top sector of investors’ interest...

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