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    Meat traders want end to free flow of Indian cattle, extortion

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:57pm on August 18, 2017

    Meat traders on Friday urged the government to prevent free flow of cattle as well as import of packaged meat from India and give more importance to domestic production of cattle..

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    Agent banking on a roll as accounts top 7 lakh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:56pm on August 18, 2017

    Agent banking in the country’s banking sector continues to gain popularity among the rural people as the clients are now allowed to keep deposit and withdraw the cash through the outlets operated by the agents without entering in the branches of banks...

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    Rice, vegetables, onion, garlic become dearer amid flood

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:48pm on August 18, 2017

    Rice, vegetables, onion and garlic became dearer in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to a supply shortage as the current spate of floods disrupted the supply chain and damaged agricultural production across the country...

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    Stocks fall for 2nd day as profit taking from bank shares on

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:13pm on August 17, 2017

    Dhaka stocks declined for the second trading session on Thursday as investors kept booking profits from bank shares after the recent surge in the prices of the financial scrips...

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    CSE to get strategic partner by Dec

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:57pm on August 17, 2017

    Newly elected chairman of Chittagong Stock Exchange AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said they would be able to find a strategic partner by December this year..

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    BSEC extends negative equity accounts-related rule suspension to Dec 2018

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:54pm on August 17, 2017

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has extended to December 31, 2018 the suspension of a provision of the Margin Rules, 1999 that bars share transaction of the portfolios suffering from negative equity problem...

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    Bangladesh faces formidable challenges to achieve 8pc-plus growth: ICCB

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:53pm on August 17, 2017

    Bangladesh may face formidable challenges in moving to a higher growth path of 8 per cent-plus GDP and earn the status of a middle income country because of the stagnant private investment and weak institutional capacity to implement development projects, said International Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh...

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    BTRC fines Banglalink Tk 17cr for unapproved border BTSs

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:52pm on August 17, 2017

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has decided to impose Tk 17 crore penalty on mobile operator Banglalink for ‘breaching’ telecommunication rules by installing and using base transceiver station (BTS) sites near border areas without getting regulatory approval...

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    4 telcos take VAT rebate of Tk 426cr ‘illegally’: NBR

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:51pm on August 17, 2017

    Four mobile operators had ‘illegally’ obtained rebate worth Tk 426.24 crore in value-added tax over the years, said officials of the Large Taxpayers Unit (VAT) of the National Board of Revenue on Thursday...

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    BB slashes green fund interest rate

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:50pm on August 17, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank on Thursday cut the interest rate of green transformation fund (GTF) for the export oriented textile and textile products and leather manufacturing industries with a view to encourage the businesspeople to use the refinance scheme...