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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...

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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...

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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...

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    UK house prices edge up, London falls again

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on March 30, 2019

    British house prices picked up only a little bit of speed this month as the approach of Brexit weighed on the housing market, data from...

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    ATAB urges Biman to increase Middle Eastern flights

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on March 29, 2019

    The country’s travel agents Thursday urged all carriers operating from Bangladesh, especially Biman Bangladesh Airlines, to increase flights to Middle Eastern destinations as numbers of...

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    Number of farmer accounts for govt subsidy increases by 6pc in 2018

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 28, 2019

    The number of farmer accounts with scheduled banks, which were used for receiving government subsidies, increased by 5.96 per cent or 1.17 lakh in the...

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    Pakistan cenbank sees 2019 GDP growth slowing to 3.5-4pc

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on March 27, 2019

    Pakistan’s economic growth is set to slow to between 3.5-4.0 per cent in the 2019 fiscal year from 5.2 per cent in 2018, with a...

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    Boeing readies MAX software fix

    Reuters . Seattle/Kigali | Updated at 12:00am on March 27, 2019

    Boeing Co will provide airlines that have bought the 737 MAX with free software upgrades, the US manufacturer said on Monday, as Ethiopian Airlines told...

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    Airbus wins China order for 300 jets as Xi visits France

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on March 27, 2019

    Airbus signed a deal worth tens of billions of dollars on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China, coinciding with a visit to Europe by...

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    Uber buys rival Careem in $3.1b deal

    Reuters . San Francisco | Updated at 12:00am on March 27, 2019

    Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc will spend $3.1 billion to acquire Middle East rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a...

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