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** Slow place in Dhaka’s canals demarcation not acceptable ** Powerful earthquakes jolt Turkey and Syria ** Apparel sector eyes $15b Indian raw material support ** Belgium's Queen Mathilde Marie Christine visits corporate building, production house, day-care centre and different parts of knit composite manufacturing company Fakir Apparels Limited in Narayanganj district on Monday. PID photo ** President and PM express shock over quake in Turkey, Syria ** DB's final report clears Bushra, settles on suicide ** Turkey earthquake is country's worst disaster in 84 years: Erdogan ** IMF’s loan condition Additional Tk 65,000cr to be collected next year ** Major earthquake in Turkey, Syria kills nearly 2,300 people ** Bangladesh not sure to what end Indo-Bangladesh friendship is leading under Mr Modi's anti-Muslim stance ** PATHETIC INDEED! Geeta Biswas, a poor woman, failed to purchase OMS (open market sale) rice after standing in a long queue for hours. At last, she climbed into the truck for rice. When she tried to pick up the scattered rice in bags from the truck, the sellers took away the bags from her. Later she picked and took about one and a half kilos of rice. This photo was taken from Agrabad Government Commerce College area in Chattogram on Sunday. Agency photo ** Sending migrant workers BD-Malaysia agree to review MoU signed in 2021 ** Draft data protection law is a matter of concern: US envoy ** Pakistani former President Pervez Musharraf dies ** GDP growth in FY22 reaches 7.10pc ** US shoots down Chinese spy balloon ** The construction of a 300 feet wide and 12.5 kilometres long expressway from Kuril flyover to Kanchan Bridge to connect Purbachal New Town with Dhaka city is in the final stage. This photo was taken on Sunday. ** Bangladesh opens doors for 2,970 more Rohingya people ** Take necessary measures to stop theft of RMG goods on highway: BGMEA ** Influentials hamper reform process : Economists ** BNP announces march prog on February 11 ** Probe alleged enforced disappearances ** Stolen device worth Tk 47 lakh recovered ** Spy balloon row: High-altitude spying marks new low for US-China ties ** 642 killed in road accidents in January: JKS **

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Export not affected much despite pol turmoil  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Bangladesh's has achieved remarkable growth on clothing exports to the Eurozone and US markets during the first half of the ...

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China to be BD\'s 3rd big RMG market 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

China has become a potential export market for Bangladeshi garments, with shipments showing signs of tremendous growth in the recent ...

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MS rod prices mark sudden rise 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The prices of mild steel (MS) rods, a key construction material, have increased significantly over a period of last three ...

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Growth-friendly policy: Experts 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Economic analysts on Sunday expressed the view that the new monetary policy of Bangladesh Bank (BB) is growth and investment ...

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DITF’s foreign pavilions draw huge visitors Wide-range of products under one roof 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Visitors are flocking in large numbers to the pavilions and stalls of foreign countries to buy home textile, jewellery, shoe, ...

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Liquidity burden hits banks 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The banking sector credit increased by 7.0 per cent only in the year 2013, as investment inertia persisted throughout the ...

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Owners not involved in beating workers 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Leaders of the apparel sector’s trade bodies ...

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No govt support to potato growers  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The government has no plan to give price support to the potato growers despite sharp price fall of the vegetable ...

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Reinstating GSP to US market 200 factory inspectors soon  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The government has decided to appoint 200 more factory inspectors as part of its ongoing efforts to reinstate the Generalised ...

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BB had Tk 1,671cr loss last fiscal  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Bangladesh Bank (BB) suffered a loss of Tk 1,671 crore from the reserve of gold and silver last fiscal (2012-13) ...

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Fresh power tariff hike to affect consumers 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Economists and industry leaders on Thursday protested the government's ongoing move to hike power tariff afresh saying that it would ...

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Rural credit boost agro economy 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Thousands of farmers are overcoming poverty to a considerable extend every year taking advantage of agriculture and rural credit policy ...

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Garment demands boom  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Country\'s overall exports rose 15 per cent in first seven months of the current fiscal from the same period a ...

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Unutilised earnings ballooning BB’s bag 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Bangladesh\'s foreign exchange (forex) reserves crossed the $19 billion mark for the first time on Wednesday, thanks to robust growth ...

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5 banks provision shortfall alarming 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Five banks have measurably failed to maintain their required provision against bad debts or loss of assets despite the central ...

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MP Enamul amasses Tk 2000 crore  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) officials found evidence of huge illegal wealth accumulated by a ruling party lawmaker while conducting an investigation ...

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Brac Bank charging highest on lending  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Twenty four commercial banks, both local and foreign, were maintaining a higher spread between the deposit and lending in defiance ...

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Ensure security to bank vaults 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The government on Monday formed an empowered committee to review and expedite security systems in the vault rooms of state-owned ...

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Terrorist outfits active in Ctg 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Certain terrorist outfits are reportedly trying to infiltrate their radical Islamist movement in the country's bordering areas, particularly in Chittagong, ...

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Rebels were tamed this time: AL 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The ruling Awami League (AL) has made a strong come back in the third phase of upazila election outshining its ...

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Basic Bank on collapse 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

As irregularities galore in Basic Bank, some senior bankers and financial analysts on Thursday suggested the central bank for taking ...

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RMG sector now reformed 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) will apprise the envoys of 14 countries next month about what steps the ...

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Idle money worries banks 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Although the government policy makers are stepping up efforts to create more favourable conditions for both local and foreign investors, ...

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SoEs owe Tk 30,000cr to banks 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The public banks are reeling under deep trouble owing to a big amount of outstanding loans from the loss making ...

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Remittance declines in 9 months 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Overseas Bangladeshis remitted an amount of $10.47 billion during the July-March period of the current financial year (2013-14), showing a ...

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Apparel exports to US markets rise 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Bangladesh\'s apparel export to the US market remained stable and continued to go up despite the US decision to revoke ...

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BD to send progress report for US review 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The government will finalise the draft progress report on GSP Action Plan at a multi-stakeholders\' meeting to be held on ...

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Huge jute goods lying unsold Move to find new export market 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The government is eying alternative jute markets in Africa and Middle East countries in the wake of substantial fall in ...

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Leather goods draw global attention 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Export of leather, leather goods and footwears  is booming in recent months, on the back of continued high demands for ...

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Wider US market access, GSP facility to get priority  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Bangladesh will place the issue of wider market access of its products to the US market at the first Trade ...

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Govt action plan makes progress 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The government has made significant progress in implementing the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity ...

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100 RMG units asked to upgrade, 16 shut temporarily 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Safety inspectors have so far shut down 16 apparel units temporarily and ordered 100 of others to upgrade, after completion ...

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Trade with Canada triples 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Canada has grown tremendously over the last ten years as both the countries are ...

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MD fired BB bar on his joining any bank  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The central bank, in a belated move, yesterday removed BASIC Bank managing director (MD) Kazi Faqurul Islam on charges of ...

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Ministries at loggerhead  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are in a conflict over opening ...

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Ensure revival of economy 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The national budget for the fiscal year 2014-15 is set to be placed before the Parliament tomorrow (Thursday) and it ...

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Budget reflects no economic reality: Experts 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Terming the proposed budget for the fiscal 2014-15 as 'over ambitious', the country's leading economists on Friday expressed their doubt ...

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Dhaka to seek China\'s credit support 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Bangladesh would seek multi-billion-dollar credit support from China to implement its mega infrastructure projects, including building a deep-sea port near ...

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FDI flow blocked 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Weak infrastructure, poor governance, high-lending cost, unfriendly regulatory environment and ill-conceived investment promotion strategies stand on way to attract Foreign ...

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Investment crunch 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

As the economy is battling to expand over the last few years from investment crunch, it is ultimately leaving a ...

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MoU with Swiss Bank on card 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The central bank is going to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to investigate ...

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Tk 1,300cr loan scam of Ananda Shipyard  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The Anti-Corruption Commission has received the loan related documents of Adanda Shipyard from most of the banks and financial institutions ...

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Extra incentive to corruption! 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Under the pressure of the ill-gotten wealth earners, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has once again offered fiscal amnesty to \'black ...

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New currency notes from July 7 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Bangladesh Bank (BB) will release new currency notes worth Tk 22,000 crore in the market ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr, central ...

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Better late than never!  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

When most of the private commercial banks are offering online banking facility to their clients, the government in a belated ...

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Tax payment not yet hassle-free  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

A former chief of National Board of Revenue (NBR) said on Wednesday that the    government must pursue a pro-people policy ...

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RMG sector hots up 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The government agencies have beefed up security measures and vigilance in the country\'s key garment industrial belts sensing trouble ahead ...

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Errant Directors must face music  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Senior bankers and financial analysts on Monday urged the government for taking punitive measures against the errant board members of ...

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IT waiver for investment in savings  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The government has offered income tax (IT) waiver up to Tk 5.0 lakh investment in pensioners saving certificate and wage ...

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BB for in-depth investigation into BASIC’s loan scam  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Tuesdayinstructed the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) to launch an in-depthinvestigation against the former board members of ...

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Apparel industry defies odd Export hits 24.49b 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Export of ready-made garments (RMG) surged by 14 per cent to reach $24.49 billion in the just-concluded fiscal year (2013-14) ...

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RMG sector turning hot 30 hurt as workers clash over non-payment of pay 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The garments sector is becoming hot again over the non-payment of workers\' salary and  festival bonus ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
As storm ...

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Highways, roads in worst state  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Tens of thousands of Eid passengers may face untold sufferings en route to their village homes and towns during the ...

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Experts for fresh boost to Pvt sector credit 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Economists on Tuesday came up with the suggestion that the next monetary policy, which the central bank is going to ...

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Local banks face business challenge  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

 Borrowing from foreign sources by private firms, corporate houses and big companies have increased manifold in the recent times, posing ...

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Fresh capital injection for public banks on cards 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The government once again is going to inject fresh capital into the crisis-ridden state-owned banks to help them enhance the ...

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Prime Bank asked to stop mobile banking service 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has cancelled the mobile banking service license of Prime Bank after finding massive irregularities and mismanagement in ...

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Organism-free exports of fruits, vegetables 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The government has moved forward to implement a work plan, under which it will ensure harmful organism-free exports of fruits ...

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Regulators indifferent  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

When the illegal outflow of capital from Bangladesh is going on unabated, the regulatory bodies are yet to come up ...

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Task unfinished  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Over Tk 1 crore went down to the drain as the authorities concerned have called off the salvage operation of ...

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RMG exports mark healthy growth in EU 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The readymade garments industry witnessed a lofty growth in exports in the European Union (EU) during the fiscal year 2013-14 ...

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Sugar turns sour for BSFIC 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

About 157,800 tons of unsold sugar valued worth Tk 631.20 crore is lying in the godowns of Bangladesh Sugar and ...

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Crime on rise in city  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) is going to launch a special drive from  Saturday night in order to arrest growing crime ...

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Roads or death trap?  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Journey on the city roads, lanes and by lanes has turned a nightmare for motorists and pedestrians mainly due to ...

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Local brands shining over foreign goods  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Local brands and products having international standards and quality are now getting huge response from the consumers causing a backlash ...

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Dhaka-Ctg highway in shocking state 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Business leaders on Wednesday expressed concerned over the dilapidated condition of Dhaka-Chittagong highway and urged the government to take all-out ...

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Excess bank liquidity  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The central bank is going to relax the rules about consumer credit in an apparent move to boost bank loan ...

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Corruption, pol turmoil bar to investment  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Economists on Sunday called upon the government to remove the existing roadblocks to investment to accelerate growth and poverty reduction.
They ...

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16th Consttn Amendment Bill to be placed in JS Sunday 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The much-talked 16th amendment bill to the Constitution, which aimed at restoring parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court (HC) judges ...

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BD unlikely to meet all MDGs target 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Bangladesh may not achieve as many as 11 indicators out of 45 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) within the ...

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Spl package for Japanese investors  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The government is going to offer a \'special package\' enclosing various incentives and fast tract service delivery to facilitate Japanese ...

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‘Crorepati’ wives  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Wives of three former ministers and two sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) came under the scanner of the Anti Corruption ...

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SOBs turn sick fast 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The financial health of public sector banks is deteriorating fast following recent spate of loan scandals and soaring default loans ...

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Reduce cost of doing business 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Business leaders on Monday urged the government to reduce cost of doing business to revive investment that remained sluggish for ...

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Mr traveller! 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Frequent foreign trips by senior officials of Bangladesh Bank (BB) are not slowing down, rather on the rise. Many wonder ...

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RMG workers` unrest feared 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The country’s apex trade body for apparel sector now keeps a close watch on 800 garment factories fearing workers’ ...

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Pandemic-induced economic slump Full recovery largely hinges on policy responses, virus containment measures 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The outbreak of novel coronavirus has given an unprecedented shock to the Bangladesh economy as did in most of the ...

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Pandemic continues to whipsaw economy  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

The coronavirus resurgence in Europe, America and some parts of Asia threatens to dim the outlook of Bangladesh economy that ...

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Goodbye 2020 Hello 2021  

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

People around the world bade farewell to 2020 confining them into indoor celebration on 31st night amid novel coronavirus pandemic. ...

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Rebuild health sector to take challenges 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Public health experts have urged the government to raise allocation for health sector in the next budget for improving ...

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Spike in crude oil prices puts Bangladesh economy at risk 

By Kazi Zahidul Hasan

Economic recovery in Bangladesh is gaining momentum, as the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic recedes. However, rising crude oil and ...

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