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    Dhaka stocks keep plunging as panic spreads

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 09, 2019

    Dhaka stocks plunged for the second day on Monday as investors, panicked by a prolonged bear run at the market, rushed to sell off their holdings amid concerns over liquidity shortage in the financial sector and Grameenphone’s tussle with the telecom regulator over dues....

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    BCI says gas price hike move illogical

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 09, 2019

    Bangladesh Chamber of Industries on Monday termed the proposal of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited to increase the price of gas ‘illogical’ and ‘unacceptable’...

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    Bangladesh trade deficit falls by 8.4pc in July-Feb

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 09, 2019

    The country’s trade deficit eased by 8.42 per cent or $0.98 billion in July-February of the current 2018-2019 fiscal year compared with that in the same period of last fiscal year due mainly to a drop in import payment growth....

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    Banks, NBFIs given extended facility to get JICA-assisted fund

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 09, 2019

    Bangladesh Bank on Monday extended refinancing facility for banks and non-bank financial institutions from the Japan International Cooperation Agency-assisted foreign direct investment promotion project....

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    NBR will find errant TIN holders: chair

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 09, 2019

    National Board of Revenue would find out taxpayer identification number holders who did not file income tax returns despite having taxable income, said NBR chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan on Monday....

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    Bangladesh textile millers losing local business worth $6b a year

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 12:00am on April 09, 2019

    Local textile manufacturers are losing business worth more than $6 billion annually in the domestic market due to smuggling of yarn and fabrics into the country and misuse of bonded warehouse facility, industry people said....

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    Ghosn to name names as wife flees Tokyo

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    Arrested former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is set to name the people he believes are responsible for his downfall in Japan, his wife said in...

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    New NAFTA deal ‘in trouble’, bruised by elections, tariff rows

    Reuters . Mexico City/Ottawa | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    More than six months after the United States, Mexico and Canada agreed a new deal to govern more than $1 trillion in regional trade, the...

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    Cuba newsprint shortage sounds alarm for economy

    Agence France-Presse . Havana | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    The newsprint shortages which forced Cuba’s Communist daily to run a trimmed-down edition on Friday would pass off as a simple supply glitch in most...

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    Singapore ‘fake news’ laws upset tech giants

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    Tech giants have reacted with horror after Singapore proposed laws against ‘fake news’ allowing authorities to order the removal of content and impose hefty fines,...

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