Miscellany

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    UK consumer credit grows at fastest pace in nearly 10 years

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:48pm on November 25, 2016

    British consumer credit expanded last month at the fastest pace in nearly 10 years and mortgage approvals hit a five-month high, according to industry data...

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    Modi defends cash ban after criticism

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:43pm on November 25, 2016

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi hit back Friday at the mounting criticism of his decision to withdraw all high-denomination bank notes from circulation, describing the...

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    Garlic price rises further, vegetables remain dear

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:39pm on November 25, 2016

    The prices garlic increased further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week due to a supply shortage...

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    Ahmad Rashid elected DBAB president

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:12am on November 25, 2016

    Ahmad Rashid, a former senior vice-president of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, has been elected president of the DSE Brokers Association of Bangladesh for a two-year...

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    2-day Panache Winter Carnival starts today

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:10am on November 25, 2016

    Panache, a fashion event organiser, starts its first leg of two-day winter fashion exhibition ‘Winter Carnival’ at the Six Seasons Hotel in Dhaka today, said...

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    4-day Daraz sales offer starts today

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:08am on November 25, 2016

    E-commerce platform Daraz Bangladesh in association with Coca-Cola has launched Fatafati Friday 2016, a four-day sales offer, from midnight today, said a news release...

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    Alliance rejects rights groups' report on RMG factory remediation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:14am on November 24, 2016

    Alliance for Bangladesh Workers Safety, a consortium of North American fashion brands and buyers, on Tuesday refuted the report published by labour rights organisations on...

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    BIAC, PCA ink coop deal

    Business Desk | Updated at 02:10am on November 24, 2016

    Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, The Netherlands recently signed a cooperation agreement, said a news release...

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    Fitch sees ‘weak’ Q4 as India cash crunch bites

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:03am on November 23, 2016

    Ratings agency Fitch said Tuesday it would revise down its India growth forecasts for the fourth quarter of 2016 after the country’s shock move to...

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    Alliance gives pass grades to factories with safety issues not resolved, report finds

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:48pm on November 22, 2016

    An organisation backed by global retailers including Gap, Target and Walmart is giving passing grades to Bangladeshi factories that have yet to implement life-saving safety...

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