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Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York October 15, 2015. Reuters A Missouri jury on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer. […]

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Bangladesh is grapping with the vexing puzzle of jobless growth, which is a major problem, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said. “The country is facing a big problem, which is jobless growth,” he said at an event in Dhaka on Sunday. Jobless growth is a situation where the economy grows but generates very few jobs, […]

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According to data compiled by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Bangladesh’s per capita income went up by 39.11%, from $974 in 2013 to $1,355 in 2016 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune According to members of the business community and economists, Sheikh Hasina’s boldest and most laudable initiatives for the country’s economy are her attention on […]

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A file photo shows container-laden lorries on a road in Dhaka. The National Board of Revenue has retained the mandatory use of electronic seal and lock, an e-tracking technology, on export-import containers for both way transportations between Chittagong Port and private inland container depots despite strong opposition from businesses. — New Age photo The National […]

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No. 114/2018 dated 5 July 2018 S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU, The US-Launched Trade War: Its Wide-Ranging Impact By Vincent Mack and Christopher H. Lim Synopsis The United States under President Trump has in effect launched a trade war with its announcement of new tariffs targeted at imports from US allies and China. […]

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July 05, 2018 The Daily Star Supply adequate, yet rice prices up Traders, millers blamed for hike as they take advantage of import duty rise Sohel Parvez Rice prices have gone up as millers and traders hiked prices banking on the government decision to raise import duty on the cereal to 28 percent from 2 […]

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চাকরিতে উচ্চপদগুলো ভারতীয়দের দখলে, বাংলাদেশি যুবকরা বেকার!   যুগান্তর ডেস্ক    ০৩ জুলাই ২০১৮, ২২:০২ | অনলাইন সংস্করণ 43.79KShares পরিসংখ্যান ব্যুরোর তথ্য বাংলাদেশে প্রতিবেশি দেশ ভারত থেকে আসা নাগরিকরা বেসরকারি খাতের বহু উচ্চপদে চাকরি করছেন। ফলে দেশের অনেক শিক্ষিত যুবক বেকার বসে আছে বলে ক্ষোভ প্রকাশ করেছেন লেখক ও ব্লগার পিনাকী ভট্টাচার্য। বিষয়টি নিয়ে একটি গণমাধ্যমে প্রকাশিত খবর […]

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In the just-concluded fiscal year, Bangladesh Bank sold $2.31 billion to keep the currency market stable. The figure is the highest in five years. On Monday, the inter-bank exchange rate of the dollar stood at Tk 83.7 after an increment of 4 percent occurred from Tk 80.59 which was the rate a year earlier. The […]

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Punish loan defaulters: FBCCI FBCCI President Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin speaks at a press meet on the recent cut in bank interest rate, at FBCCI’s office in Dhaka yesterday. Photo: COLLECTED The FBCCI yesterday reiterated its demand that the government punish wilful loan defaulters who were putting a great strain on the banking sector. “The real […]

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A file photo shows containers are being sorted at Chittagong port. Revenue earnings by the National Board of Revenue in the just concluded financial year (2017-2018) fell Tk 20,000 crore short of the downsized target due mainly to slower economic activities against higher collection target. — New Age photo Revenue earnings by the National Board […]

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Scam-hit banks get bailout fund again Govt releases Tk 2,000cr for SOBs Staff Correspondent |  Jun 28,2018 A file photo shows the Bangladesh Bank headquarters at Motijheel in Dhaka.– New Age The government on Wednesday disbursed Tk 2,000 crore for state-owned banks including scam-hit Sonali and Janata Banks ignoring severe criticism from different quarters. According to a […]

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Former caretaker government adviser M Hafiz Uddin Khan, former Bangladesh Bank governor Saleh Uddin Ahmed, Shushashoner Jannoy Nagorik secretary general Badiul Alam Majumder, former cabinet secretary Ali Imam Majumder and SHUJAN member Syed Abu Naser at a roundtable discussion titled ‘Budget Proposal 2018-2019: Citizen Thinking’ oraganised by SHUJAN at the National Press Club in Dhaka […]

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