Trade & Commerce

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    Rice prices on the rise

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    Prices of rice increased in the capital’s retail markets over the week as a result of increased wholesale prices of the items following imposition 28...

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    EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:57am on June 22, 2018

    The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war...

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    7 trade assocs want withdrawal of all taxes on internet use

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:53pm on June 20, 2018

    Seven information communication technology and telecommunications-related associations on Wednesday demanded that the government withdraw all types of taxes on internet use it proposed in the...

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    Prices of broiler, beef go up ahead of Eid

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 15, 2018

    The prices of broiler chicken and beef went up in the city’s kitchen markets on Thursday ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals...

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    Businesses want clear definition of virtual, online business

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:14pm on June 09, 2018

    The e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh on Saturday proposed that the government should define virtual businesses and online product sales with a view to clear up...

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    E-commerce entrepreneurs seek tax holiday

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:42pm on June 09, 2018

    E-commerce Association Bangladesh on Saturday demanded a tax holiday for the sector for five to ten years. The association at a news conference at...

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    Exports post 6.66pc growth in 11 months amid leather sector woes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 06, 2018

    Country’s export earnings in the July-May period of the current financial year (2017-18) witnessed a meagre growth of 6.66 per cent as leather and leather...

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    Tofail laments banks’ reluctance to cut interest rate despite getting benefits

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 03, 2018

    Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Saturday criticised banks for their reluctance to cut interest rate even after getting several benefits from the government in recent...

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    Prices of vegetables decrease slightly after sharp rise

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 02, 2018

    Prices of most of the vegetables decreased slightly but still remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. The decrease, however,...

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    Accord, Alliance beyond Dec 31 not required, says Tofail

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 01, 2018

    Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Thursday said the government had extended the time frame of two separate global retailer platforms — Accord and Alliance —...

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