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    Pvt sector credit growth rises for 6th month

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 11:24pm on May 31, 2017

    Private sector credit growth continued to maintain an upward trend in April, six months in a row, as banks are now focusing on disbursement of...

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    Weak budget implementation, external sector blight GDP gain

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:08pm on May 31, 2017

    The country’s economy has gone through some challenges both in internal and external areas like weak budget implementation, stagnant private investment, low level of employment...

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    Excise duty on int’l air tickets set to be doubled

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:49pm on May 29, 2017

    The government is likely to increase excise duty on international air ticket prices in the national budget for the next fiscal year of 2017-18...

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    8 mobile courts to monitor commodity prices during Ramadan: DSCC mayor

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:13pm on May 27, 2017

    Dhaka South city mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon on Saturday said that they would take tough actions against businesses that would not follow its fixed price...

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    Modi’s generics-only drugs plan worries Indian pharma sector

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 11:24pm on May 26, 2017

    India’s plan to bring in a law to ensure doctors prescribe medicines only by their generic names risks proliferating the sale of substandard drugs in...

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    Prices surging belying govt’s stability pledge

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:17pm on May 26, 2017

    The prices of sugar, garlic, aubergine and tomato went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Retailers blamed wholesalers for increasing...

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    10 start-ups recognised

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:35pm on May 25, 2017

    The government on Thursday recognised technology start-ups by awarding 10 start-ups with the Bangladesh Start-up Award at the National Demo Day and the award ceremony...

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    REHAB membership mandatory for developers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:31pm on May 25, 2017

    The commerce ministry has made it mandatory for all the developer companies for taking membership of the Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh to...

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    Stagnant investment major economic challenge: ICCB

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:30pm on May 25, 2017

    Stagnant investment and weak institutional capacity to implement development projects were the major obstacles to accelerate the country’s economic growth above 8 per cent, a...

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    Govt devising time-bound action plan on Compact demand

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 11:28pm on May 25, 2017

    The government has taken an initiative to devise a time-bound action plan for making changes to the Bangladesh EPZ Labour Law and the Bangladesh Labour...

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