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    Study finds Benapole, Petrapole ports in shambles

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:29pm on October 17, 2017

    Businesspeople and traders find two major land ports between Bangladesh and India in total shambles with inadequate business hours and lack of infrastructure that hindered...

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    Inflation hits 23-month high in Sept

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:28pm on October 17, 2017

    The monthly inflation in September went up 23 months high to 6.12 per cent because of food price-led inflation against the backdrop of sharp rise...

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    RMG sector to get 500-acre block in Mirsarai SEZ

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:08pm on October 15, 2017

    The government has taken an initiative to allocate 500 acres of land to the country’s readymade garment exporters for setting up an ‘RMG Block’ in...

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    NBR asks banks to ensure full info in import docs

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 11:52pm on October 14, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue has asked the country’s commercial banks to comply with the responsive declaration procedures in opening letter of credit and approving...

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    Shrimp exporters getting good prices

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:51pm on October 14, 2017

    Country’s earnings from shrimp exports in the first quarter of the current financial year (2017-18) grew by 23.40 per cent to $153.38 million from $124.29...

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    Draft motorcycle industry dev policy eyes production of 5 lakh units by 2021

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:50pm on October 14, 2017

    The industries ministry has drafted the Motorcycle Industry Development Policy, setting targets of increasing the production of motorcycles to five lakh units by 2021 and...

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    Trade deficit soars by 245pc in July-Aug

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:19pm on October 08, 2017

    The country’s trade deficit skyrocketed by 245 per cent to $1.8 billion in July-August of the current fiscal year 2017-2018 compared with that of $525...

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    Exports grow by 7.23pc in Q1 amid Sept slump

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:58pm on October 08, 2017

    Country’s export earnings in September of the current financial year 2017-18 declined by 9.83 per cent after a strong growth in the first two months...

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    Rice trading at mill gates, wholesale markets drops

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:16pm on September 23, 2017

    Buying and selling of rice at mill gates and wholesale markets dropped in last four days as retail-level traders were not buying the staple food...

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    China slashes trade ties with North Korea

    BBC | Updated at 10:25am on September 23, 2017

    China has moved to limit North Korea's oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday...