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    BIDA reviewing all FDI laws to increase competitiveness

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:41pm on October 27, 2016

    The newly formed Bangladesh Investment Development Authority is reviewing the rules and regulations related to foreign direct investment in a bid to make FDI regulations...

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    Economic gender gap could take 170 years to close: WEF

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:17pm on October 26, 2016

    The economic gender gap could take 170 years to close after progress towards parity between the sexes suffered ‘a dramatic slowdown’, the World Economic Forum...

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    Potato exporters urge for 20pc cash incentive restoration

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:16pm on October 26, 2016

    Bangladesh Potato Exporters Association on Wednesday urged the government to restore the 20 per cent cash incentive facility for the potato exporters to save potato...

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    India’s Tata in race against time to save global image

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 11:14pm on October 26, 2016

    India’s largest conglomerate Tata faces one of the most turbulent periods in its long history after its shock decision to sack its chairman, analysts say,...

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    IFPRI opens country office in Dhaka

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:02am on October 26, 2016

    Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute set up its Bangladesh office in Dhaka on Monday...

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    MTB celebrates 17th anniversary

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2016

    Mutual Trust Bank celebrated its 17th founding anniversary at a ceremony held at the bank’s corporate head office at the MTB Centre at Gulshan in...

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    FSIBL celebrates 17th anniversary

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:58pm on October 25, 2016

    First Security Islami Bank Limited celebrated its 17th anniversary at a ceremony held at the FSIBL head office in Dhaka on Tuesday, said a news...

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    Premier Bank enjoys deposit, credit growth bonanza in FY16

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:57pm on October 25, 2016

    Premier Bank achieved the highest deposit and credit growth among the country’s scheduled banks in the fiscal year of 2015-16 due to its innovative marketing...

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    Dhaka, Colombo to sign MoU on using port facilities

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:27pm on October 25, 2016

    Dhaka and Colombo would sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) soon on using various facilities at ports on reciprocal basis...

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    Foreign loan release inches down in Q1

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:24pm on October 25, 2016

    Disbursement of foreign loans and grants in the first quarter of the current fiscal year of 2016-2017 inched down to $500 million compared with that...

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