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Pharma companies want exemption from import duties

Dhaka, Nov. 20 -- Country's drugmakers have sought an exemption from all sorts of related duties and taxes on import of plastic items used in packaging exportable drugs, officials and industry insider... Read More


Bangladesh to seek relaxed China rules for increasing exports

Dhaka, Nov. 17 -- Bangladesh is set to put forward some proposals including seeking relaxation of Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) rules of origin during the ensuing Foreign Office Consultation (FO... Read More


India lobbying for allowing its companies in Bangladesh bidding

Dhaka, Nov. 15 -- India has again pressed Bangladesh for allowing its companies to participate in international tenders floated by the government of Bangladesh, officials said. "The High Commission o... Read More


US dollar bond to be converted into multi-currency ones to attract NRBs

Dhaka, Nov. 7 -- The government is considering converting the existing dollar bonds into multi-currency investment tools to attract more non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) to the state-run investment sc... Read More


Govt to convert US$ bonds into multi-currency ones

Bangladesh, Nov. 7 -- The government is considering converting the existing dollar bonds into multi-currency investment tools to attract more non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) to the state-run investme... Read More


Govt getting ready to face Covid 2nd wave

Bangladesh, Nov. 6 -- The government ministries, divisions and state-run entities have started preparing their respective action plans to cope with the possible second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in the... Read More


US sanction fear dissuades Bangladesh from tapping Russia export market

Dhaka, Oct. 27 -- Country's banks are reluctant to establish direct transaction links with the Russian banks amid the fear of possible US sanction, officials said. The fear was expressed in a positio... Read More


Traders back potato export ban until Dec

Dhaka, Oct. 23 -- In line with the government's desire, the country's cold storage owners want to suspend potato exports until December to stabilise the price of widely-consumed vegetables in the mark... Read More


EU ready for talks on Bangladesh's labour rights roadmap

Dhaka, Oct. 17 -- The European Union wants to resume talks with Bangladesh on finalising labour rights roadmap as it plans to shape up the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) regulations by the en... Read More


Krishi Bank seeks Tk 103b zero-coupon bond

Dhaka, Oct. 11 -- The Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) has requested the government to issue redeemable zero-coupon bond worth Tk 103.18 billion to meet its capital shortfall. Officials said the state-ow... Read More