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Trade deficit jumps by 19pc in Jul-Aug

A file photo shows a crane lifting a container in Chittagong port. Country’s trade deficit in July-August of the current financial year 2018-19 soared by 19.30pc compared with the same period of last FY due to continuous rise in import payments. — New Age photo Country’s trade deficit in July-August of the current financial year […]

Thai Ambassador to Bangladesh Panpimon Suwannapongse cutting a cake at the launching ceremony on Saturday, September 22, 2018 Rajib Dhar The inaugural flight is scheduled to take off on October 1 this year Budget airline Thai Lion Air launched direct flights between Dhaka and Bangkok, in an event at Lakeshore hotel on Saturday. They will […]

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Finance minister AMA Muhith is seen with World Bank lead economist Sanjay Kathuria and country director (Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal) Qimiao Fan, Centre for Policy Dialogue distinguished fellow Mustafizur Rahman, Policy Research Institute chairman Zaidi Sattar, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute president Farooq Sobhan and PRAN-RFL Group chairman and chief executive officer Ahsan Khan Chowdhury holding the […]

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune A letter signed by Finance Minister AMA Muhith recently, was sent to BSEC to consider extending the duration to 10 years of the mutual funds which will mature by 2023 The Ministry of Finance has recommended that the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) extend the tenure of […]

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A file photo shows workers sewing clothes at a readymade garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka. Twenty-two per cent of female garment workers face physical, psychological and sexual harassment at workplace or on the way to/from the workplace, says a recent study. — New Age photo Twenty-two per cent of female garment workers face […]

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Cowhides are salted for preservation at a storehouse in Old Dhaka. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman. PreviousNext The decision to lower prices for rawhides and skins of sacrificial animals ahead of Eid-ul-Azha was not wrong, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said. “I read it in the media that a crisis was created over rawhides. When I reduced […]

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The Barisal Hide and Skin Merchants Association claims the failure of the Bangladesh Tannery Association to pay what they were due from last year was the cause of the reduced price of raw hide Dhaka Tribune In local markets hides and skins were collected on the basis of pieces, not on measurement of square feet. Seasonal […]

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Bangladesh government has created a scope for three leading mobile operators to earn additional combined monthly revenue of around Tk 387 crore by introducing unified minimum rate of Tk 0.45 per minute, leaving the subscribers to feel the pinch of increased call rate. Four mobile phone operators, following a directive from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) […]

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File photo of workers at a ready-made garment factory Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune According to provisional data from the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh earned $3.01 billion in July, 21.72% higher than the $2.47 billion earned in the same period last year Bangladesh’s apparel export earnings in the first month of the fiscal year saw the highest […]

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A file photo shows NBR headquarters in Dhaka. Businesses, experts and field level value-added tax officials have requested National Board of Revenue for issuing a guideline or user manual on filling in the new VAT returns form to remove confusion of traders and officials. — New Age photo Businesses, experts and field level value-added tax […]

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Six victims’ families get $51,200 each Rescue workers are seen at the wreckage of a US-Bangla airplane after it crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on March 12. Reuters/file Star Business Report Families of six Bangladeshi passengers who died in the US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu have received $51,200 (Tk 43 lakh) each […]

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The garment factory workers’ organisations backed by the leftist parties have rejected their representative’ and owners’ offers and announced protest programmes demanding Tk 16,000 minimum wage. The leaders of the organisations announced the programmes at separate news conferences in Dhaka on Tuesday, a day after the third meeting of the wage board formed to fix […]

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