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    Liquidity shortage hits banks’ farm loan disbursement

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:03am on April 01, 2019

    Farm loan disbursement dropped by 2.81 per cent or Tk 406.86 crore in the July-February period of the current fiscal year due mainly to liquidity crisis in the country’s banking sector....

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    Bank loan interest to be brought down: PM

    United News Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:03am on April 01, 2019

    Expressing her government’s firm stance to bring down the interest rate of bank loan to a single digit, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government would take measures again to reduce the interest rate for the sake of the country’s industrialisation....

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    50m euro loan fund at BB for RMG sector

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:57am on April 01, 2019

    The government, in support with Agence Francaise de Developpement of France, has constituted a loan fund in Bangladesh Bank worth 50 million euro to support safety remediation, environmental and social up-gradation of readymade garment factories....

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    Dhaka stocks keep falling

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:55am on April 01, 2019

    Dhaka stocks dropped on Sunday amid cautious trading as investors continued selling shares amid concerns over liquidity shortage in the banking sector and market trend....

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    BTC holds 1st public hearing on local industry protection

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:53am on April 01, 2019

    Bangladesh Tariff Commission on Sunday arranged a public hearing on an application of Akij Biax Films Ltd seeking protection for domestic production of biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films, one of the basic raw materials for packaging industry....

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    Govt moves to amend labour rules

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:52am on April 01, 2019

    The government has started process to amend Bangladesh Labour Rules 2015 in line with Bangladesh Labour (amended) Act 2018 aiming at making the rules time befitting....

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    Used car importers demand more depreciation benefits

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:03am on April 01, 2019

    Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers and Dealers Association on Sunday demanded that National Board of Revenue provide 45 per cent depreciation benefit for five-year old cars , or alternatively, reintroduce the consolidated depreciation system on import of used cars....

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    Shamim elected CSE chairman

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 01, 2019

    Maj Gen (retd) Mohammad Shamim Chowdhury was elected as the chairman of Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd on Sunday....

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    Global Money Week 2019 celebration ends in city

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on April 01, 2019

    The week-long celebration of ‘Global Money Week 2019’ ended at 71 Milonayoton of Daffodil International University on Sunday, said a press release....

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    China Mar factory activity grows after 3 months, but exports weak

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 01, 2019

    Factory activity in China unexpectedly grew for the first time in four months in March, an official survey showed on Sunday, suggesting government stimulus measures may be starting to take hold in the world’s second largest economy....