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    Poor’s bank deposits drop by 32pc year-on-year in March

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 11:00pm on June 17, 2021

    The poor’s deposits in their bank accounts, opened with Tk 10 as initial deposit, dropped by 32.32 per cent or Tk 104.32 crore to Tk 218.44 crore in March 2021 from Tk 322.76 crore in March 2020, accrording to...

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    Govt should raise cash transfer to marginalised: experts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:57pm on June 17, 2021

    The government should augment cash transfer to the marginalised and affected households as an effective tool for supporting the needy as well as boosting domestic demand and creating opportunities for...

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    BSEC lifts floor prices from all cos, imposes regular circuit breaker

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:54pm on June 17, 2021

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday imposed on all listed companies regular upward and downward price change limits by removing floor price facility for 240 companies...

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    Stocks inch up as large cap cos shine

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on June 17, 2021

    Dhaka stocks inched up on Thursday despite a fall in share prices of two-thirds of companies as investors went for buying shares from those of large capitalised companies while many others...

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    US jobless claims break streak of declines with surprise increase

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:49pm on June 17, 2021

    New applications for US unemployment benefits increased last week for the first time in seven weeks, according to government data on Thursday, breaking a streak of declines as Covid vaccines...

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    Five convicted over mob attack on Hong Kong democratic protesters

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong, China | Updated at 07:11pm on June 18, 2021

    Five men who took part in a mob attack on Hong Kong democracy supporters two years ago were found guilty of rioting and wounding on...

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    Nestle inaugurates infant formula plant in Gazipur

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:17am on June 18, 2021

    Nestle Bangladesh Limited inaugurated the operation of its infant formula processing, filling and packaging plant at Sreepur in Gazipur on Thursday. Industries minister Nurul Majid...

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    US Fed downplays inflation fears

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:40pm on June 17, 2021

    US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday once again tried to assuage fears of rising US inflation, even while a majority of central bank officials now believe interest rates will increase...

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    Egypt souvenir market pins hopes on tourism resurgence

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 10:35pm on June 17, 2021

    Pyramids, Tutankhamun masks, Nefertiti busts — Egypt’s souvenir-makers are pinning their hopes on a new lease of economic life, after tourism was battered by the coronavirus pandemic. In the shadow of the...

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    New Zealand economy back to pre-Covid levels

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington, New Zealand | Updated at 07:00pm on June 17, 2021

    New Zealand's economy posted better-than-expected growth of 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2021, official data showed Thursday, with analysts saying activity was back...