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    Trade deficit may cross $11b in FY18

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 29, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank has projected that the country’s trade deficit would cross $11 billion this fiscal year 2017-18 due to the recent pressures on the economy’s...

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    US retailers cautious on sourcing expansion from B’desh: study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:36pm on July 22, 2017

    Bangladesh has slipped to the 7th position from the 5th as an apparel sourcing destination for the United States as US fashion companies deem Bangladesh...

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    US toughens stance on foreign deals in blow to China’s buying spree

    Reuters . New York/ Washington | Updated at 09:20pm on July 21, 2017

    A secretive US government panel has objected to at least nine acquisitions of US companies by foreign buyers so far this year, people familiar with...

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    Ctg, Benapole ports to remain open 24 hrs from Aug 1

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:09am on July 20, 2017

    Shipping minister Shajahan Khan on Wednesday said the Chittagong sea port and Benapole land port would be kept open round the clock from August 1...

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    Import of motorcycles of up to 165cc allowed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:56pm on July 15, 2017

    The government has allowed import of motorcycles of up to 165cc, raising the limit from the existing 155cc following a request from the local importers...

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    Businesses from both countries want a boost

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:35pm on July 15, 2017

    Businesspeople from both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Saturday stressed boosting bilateral trade and investment between the two countries for further expansion of economic ties...

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    Leather export plunges 50pc amid tannery relocation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:58pm on July 13, 2017

    Country’s earnings from crust leather export in the last three months of the just concluded financial year 2016-17 witnessed about 53 per cent negative growth...

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    Inflation rises in Q4 on food price hike

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:54pm on July 11, 2017

    The point-to-point inflation rose by 0.44 percentage points and stood at 5.72 per cent in the fourth quarter of the just-ended fiscal year 2016-17 from...

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    Country’s trade deficit set to hit record $10b in FY17

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 11:02pm on July 10, 2017

    The country’s trade deficit is set to cross $10 billion for the first time in the just concluded fiscal 2016-17 as the deficit in the...

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    Assocs of plastic, garment accessory makers empowered to issue UD

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 11:13pm on July 09, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue has empowered the trade bodies of plastic goods makers and garment accessories producers to issue utilisation declaration (UD) certificates required...