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    Agri, leather sectors’ trade bodies seek tax benefits

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:25pm on March 28, 2021

    Trade bodies from agriculture and leather sectors on Sunday demanded a number of tax benefits, including withdrawal of source tax on procurement of agro-products and...

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    UK, EU agree post-Brexit financial services regulation

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:16pm on March 27, 2021

    Three months after Britain exited the EU, London on Friday reached a cooperation agreement on financial services with Brussels but despite this first step, rivalries...

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    Tencent boss vows ‘compliance’ with China regulators

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:40pm on March 25, 2021

    Tencent’s billionaire founder Pony Ma — China’s second richest man — has met anti-monopoly regulators and agreed his firm will be ‘as compliant as possible’,...

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    Yellen defends IMF reserve increase aimed at poor nations

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:39pm on March 25, 2021

    US treasury secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday defended the IMF’s move to boost its reserve offerings, calling the increased aid a ‘joint effort’ to help...

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    Drama in US Congress as tech CEOs face fury over disinformation

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:38pm on March 25, 2021

    Tech CEOs defended their platforms’ practices as they girded for a fresh grilling on Thursday from US lawmakers angered over rampant disinformation about the US...

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    US Congress to grill internet giants over disinformation

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 10:41pm on March 24, 2021

    The heads of Facebook, Google and Twitter will testify before Congress Thursday on disinformation, following a tense US election, Capitol attack and rise of a...

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    Powell sees ‘strengthening’ US recovery but struggle continues

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:49pm on March 23, 2021

    The US recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic ‘looks to be strengthening’, Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said on Monday, but vowed the central bank would...

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    UK unemployment dips to 5pc

    AFP | Updated at 10:48pm on March 23, 2021

    Britain’s unemployment rate dipped to 5 per cent in the three months to the end of January, remaining close to five-year highs on the fallout...

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    Khairul becomes BHBFC general manager

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:46pm on March 23, 2021

    Financial Institutions Division has recently promoted Md Khairul Islam as general manager of Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation, said a press release. He completed his...

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    Experts blame edn system for poor human capital

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:42pm on March 23, 2021

    Experts and businesses on Tuesday said that the country’s traditional education system was responsible for not developing human capital. Bangladesh’s human resources have not developed...

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