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FM bins US HR report on BD

Bangladesh, March 19 -- Foreign Minister (FM) Dr A K Abdul Momen has categorically rejected the US Human Rights (HR) Report, saying the report is not objective, and in many cases it is more applicable... Read More


6FYP misses export, import targets

Bangladesh, March 19 -- Bangladesh needs to boost its allocation in education and health sector, otherwise the country may face disparity in these areas in the near future, experts warned at a meeting... Read More


'Banks to follow simple interest calculation from next FY'

Bangladesh, March 19 -- Finance Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal said the government would encourage banks to offer simple interest loans instead of compound interest ones from the next financial year (FY... Read More


ASA pays Tk 12.2m in VAT amid evasion allegation

Bangladesh, March 19 -- ASA, a non-government organisation (NGO), has paid an amount of Tk 12.2 million in value added tax (VAT) on Monday, following a demand notice of the VAT authority, said a state... Read More


No decision yet on train fare hike: Minister

Bangladesh, March 19 -- No decision has yet been taken on raising the train fares, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujon said on Monday. A committee has been formed to make a comparative analysis of ra... Read More


Participants to highlight rapid food, agro industry dev

Bangladesh, March 19 -- The 'Food & Agro Bangladesh International Expo 2019' will begin at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital on March 27. The fourth edition of the expos... Read More


Top ten-traded cos grab 41pc turnover

Bangladesh, March 19 -- Brac Bank dominated the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) turnover chart on Monday while top ten-traded companies grabbed 41 per cent transactions. Market operators said investors sh... Read More


Pubali Bank to issue Tk 7.50b subordinated bond

Bangladesh, March 19 -- The board of directors of Pubali Bank Limited has decided to issue 7 years subordinated bond-II worth Tk 7.50 billion. The bank will issue the bond for raising fund to have re... Read More


Stocks tumble as major sectors slump

Bangladesh, March 19 -- The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) plummeted to a fresh two-and-a-half-months low Monday as risk-averse investors sold major sector stocks, fearing further fall.... Read More


'Use modern tech to tap potential of jute sector'

Bangladesh, March 19 -- Adoption of modern technologies for introducing value added diversified products is a must for tapping the potential of the country's jute sector, discussants said at a seminar... Read More