Trade & Commerce

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    Bangladesh plans FTA with South American trade bloc

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Bangladesh is considering entering into a free trade agreement with Mercosur, a South American trade bloc, finding potentials for export of some major products produced...

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    Govt to promote district tourism

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    State minister for aviation and tourism M Mahbub Ali on Thursday said the government had taken a plan to promote all districts as individual tourist...

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    Pakistan eyes $900m investment deals during Malaysian PM visit

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Pakistan is set to sign deals worth $900 million in telecoms, information technology during a three day visit by Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, a...

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    Tipu seeks more Japanese investment to expedite development

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    More Japanese investment would expedite the development of Bangladesh along with strengthening the longstanding relationship between Bangladesh and Japan, said commerce minister Tipu Munshi on...

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    SOBs losing int’l trade service business to foreign, private banks

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    Country’s state-owned commercial banks are losing their share in the international trade service business to foreign commercial banks (FCBs) and private commercial banks (PCBs) amid...

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    SD waived on import of CKD motorcycle

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    National Board of Revenue has waived supplementary duty on import of complete knocked down motorcycles for category two producers to facilitate manufacturing ability instead of...

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    3 trade bodies say apparel sector will be ruined if gas price hiked

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    Apparel sector trade bodies in the country on Wednesday demanded a waiver from the proposed gas price hike saying that such sudden and irrational price...

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    Saudi Arabia curbs family influence in Binladin group shake-up

    Reuters . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on March 20, 2019

    The influence of Saudi Arabia’s Bin Laden family on its eponymous construction business has been curtailed in a restructuring that follows an anti-corruption crackdown by...

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    Midas SME product fair starts Friday

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on March 20, 2019

    Midas Financing is going to organise a three-day ‘SME Product Fair -2019’ in Dhaka, said a press release.The three-day fair will start on March 22...

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    Innovation in financial products needed for MSE funding: experts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 20, 2019

    Conducive regulations, innovation in financial products and use of technology could increase access to financial services by micro and small enterprises, said policymakers and financial...

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