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    NSC sales reach Tk 33,203cr in July-March

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:52pm on May 19, 2021

    The net sales of national savings certificates continued surging as the government’s borrowing using the tools reached Tk 33,202.65 crore in the July-March period of the current fiscal year of 2020-2021 against...

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    Duty on raw material import waived

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:50pm on May 19, 2021

    The National Board of Revenue has offered duty exemption on import of raw materials required for the manufacturing of RT-PCR test kit for detection of Covid infection. The customs wing of the revenue board on Wednesday issued a statutory...

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    Banks, NBFIs keep Dhaka stocks afloat

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:48pm on May 19, 2021

    Dhaka stocks advanced on Wednesday despite a fall in share prices of most of the companies traded on the day as a section of investors went for buying shares, especially those of banks and...

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    BSEC approves 30 firms for DSE’s TREC

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 10:47pm on May 19, 2021

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has approved 30 new companies for trading right entitlement certificates of the Dhaka Stock Exchange. The BSEC sent a letter to the bourse on Tuesday, mentioning the names...

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    Pharma lobby calls for increased vaccine sharing

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:46pm on May 19, 2021

    Leading pharmaceutical organisations pressed Wednesday for urgent measures to share coronavirus vaccines globally and inoculate the world’s entire adult population by the end of the year. While advanced countries have made progress with...

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    Global stocks sink on inflation woes

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:43pm on May 19, 2021

    European stock markets sank Wednesday on soaring inflation numbers, while bitcoin took another tumble after China’s central bank said cryptocurrencies cannot be used for payments. Oil prices slid on reports of a possible breakthrough in...

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    EU ordered to justify bailouts in court loss to Ryanair

    | Updated at 10:42pm on May 19, 2021

    An EU court on Wednesday said the European Commission failed to make its case when approving the bailouts of KLM and Portugal’s TAP, handing a rare victory to low cost carrier Ryanair. The bloc’s Luxembourg-based General Court ordered the...

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    Japanese company to invest $25m in IEPZ

    Staff Correspondent  | Updated at 05:23pm on May 19, 2021

    Roulin BD Limited, a Japanese apparel manufacturing company, is all set to expand their business in Ishwardi EPZ. The enterprise signed an agreement to this...

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    FBCCI declares 3 winning startups

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 04:52pm on May 19, 2021

    Three winning startups of ‘FBCCI Solveathon Powered by MIT Solve’ have been announced at the closing ceremony of the trade body’s Tech C wing initiative....

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    Scopes to legalise undisclosed money to continue: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:17pm on May 19, 2021

    Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday said that the scopes to legalise undisclosed money would continue in the next fiscal year, 2021-2022. He, however, did not make clear whether the special facility and rates...

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