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    Only few bank branches open

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:17pm on March 29, 2020

    Banks conducted limited operations only at a few branches across the country on Sunday, the first day of a five-day government holidays announced to limit movement of people to halt the spread...

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    Massive risks to world economy as virus battle rages

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:20pm on March 29, 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak and resulting lockdown of billions of people threatens the global economy to the point where economists are predicting the most violent recession in recent history, perhaps even...

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    India cos want 15-month financial year due to coronavirus

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:23pm on March 29, 2020

    After the Indian government postponed deadlines for filing tax and earning returns, several companies and stakeholders have sought extension of current financial year to a 15-month one, to end...

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    Kamalapur-bound containers can be taken to Pangaon

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:09pm on March 28, 2020

    The National Board of Revenue has again permitted traders to transport import containers, meant to be carried from the Chattogram Port to Dhaka through railways, using river routes in a bid to ease...

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    AT on import of raw materials, machinery waived

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:17pm on March 28, 2020

    The National Board of Revenue has waived the advance tax (AT) on import of raw materials of poultry, livestock, fisheries and dairy feeds and machinery for feed manufacturers, dredger and...

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    Dhaka stocks gain marginally on floor prices set by BSEC

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:19pm on March 28, 2020

    Dhaka stocks gained marginally in the past week, ending a four-week free-fall, as the regulatory limit on share prices revived the market amid investors’ nervousness over the spread of the...

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    World has entered recession: IMF

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:25pm on March 28, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has driven the global economy into a downturn that will require massive funding to help developing nations, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Friday. ‘It is clear that we have entered...

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    Epidemic infects Europe with ‘germ of division’

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 09:31pm on March 28, 2020

    The European Union has faced and survived a series of existential threats over the years but the coronavirus epidemic has exposed old wounds that could yet prove fatal. A debt crisis in Mediterranean countries, a series of...