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    Alibaba's Jack Ma 'to retire and focus on philanthropy'

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 09:42am on September 08, 2018

    Jack Ma, the executive chairman of the Alibaba e-commerce empire, decided to retire and focus on philanthropy, BBC reports quoting the New York Times. MA...

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    Startups hold FDI boost potential: experts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 08, 2018

    Startups can contribute significantly to attaining foreign direct investment growth as well as to employment generation, which are vital for the country’s graduation to a...

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    Price of broiler chicken rises in capital

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 08, 2018

    The price of broiler chicken went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as demand for the item started increasing after...

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    Ministry may ask NBR to cut it to 5pc on condition

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 12:05am on September 08, 2018

    The finance ministry may ask the National Board of Revenue to cut capital gains tax imposed on bourse shareholders to 5 per cent from the...

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    GDP may grow by 8.25pc in FY19: planning minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 07, 2018

    Country’s economy may grow by 8.25 per cent in the current fiscal year of 2018-2019, said planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday....

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    Inflation dips a bit in August

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:41pm on September 06, 2018

    Inflation went down to 5.48 per cent in August from that of 5.51 per cent in July due mainly to a decline in food inflation...

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    Bangladesh's GDP growth to reach 8.25pc in FY19, says minister

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 05:25pm on September 06, 2018

    Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday expressed his high hope that the GDP growth rate in the current fiscal year (FY19) would reach 8.25...

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    NBR’s transfer pricing cell remains ineffective for 5yrs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 05, 2018

    Transfer pricing cell of National Board of Revenue has remained nearly dysfunctional since its formation five years back due mainly to lack of logistic support,...

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    Runner gets nod to import raw materials to produce high-capacity motorcycles

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:05am on September 04, 2018

    The government has permitted Runner Automobiles Limited to import raw materials and equipment for manufacturing motorcycles with high engine capacity in the country for export....

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    178 business persons get CIP cards

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 04, 2018

    The government on Monday awarded 178 business persons CIP (commercially important person) cards for the year 2015 for their outstanding performances in export and trade....

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