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    Bangladesh Bank moves to deal with troubled banks 

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 11:36pm on February 15, 2020

    The Bangladesh Bank has taken an initiative to deal with troubled and weak banks as the number of such banks has been increasing over the...

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    Inconsistent policies creating imbalance in SCBs   

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 01:35am on February 06, 2020

    Inconstancies in policy decisions have created imbalance of mid-level managers in major state-owned commercial banks. The crisis is blamed for the poor performance by these...

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    Challenges galore for govt in 2020

    Shakhawat Hossain    | Updated at 12:32am on January 01, 2020

    Recovering bad loans, repatriation of Rohingyas, full implementation of the new road law, automation of the VAT collection system, employment for educated youths and lifting...

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    India to use Bangladesh seaports without transit, customs fees

    Shakhawat Hossain    | Updated at 12:37am on December 06, 2019

    There will be no transit charges and custom duties but administrative fees for India as it eyes trial run from January of transhipping cargos through...

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    Slow revenue collection, export growth worry govt 

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 12:10am on November 26, 2019

    Slow revenue collection and downtrends in  exports and imports as well as spiralling essential prices made it difficult for  the government to keep the macro-economic...

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    Excess prices, anomalies in expansion project

    Shakhawat Hossain      | Updated at 12:00am on October 27, 2019

    Dhaka Shishu Hospital has proposed to buy medical equipment at prices several times higher than what another government hospital spent on the same devices, officials...

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    Draft press council bill proposes ad block, financial penalties

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 12:23am on October 09, 2019

    The draft ‘Bangladesh Press Council Bill, 2019’ proposed financial penalties and suspension of both public and private advertisements against the errant print and online newspapers,...

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    3 bonuses in SoBs despite Tk 10,666cr bailout fund

    Shakhawat Hossain      | Updated at 01:08am on August 25, 2019

    BASIC received highest amount of bailout fund of Tk 3,390 crore though it was on the verge of bankruptcy due to its huge defaulted loan....

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    JS body recommendations on banking sector go unheeded

    Shakhawat Hossain        | Updated at 12:31am on August 02, 2019

    Major recommendations by a Jatiya Sangsad watchdog have remained unimplemented for a decade, exposing the lack of commitment of the government and its agencies concerned...

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    Sharp rise in public bank bad loans

    Shakhawat Hossain      | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    Bad loan in half a dozen state-owned banks including scam hit Sonali, Janata and BASIC increased by 5,182 crore in January-March period as the recovery...