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  • Traders arrange cases full of tomatoes transported to Dhaka by train at Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday amid blockade enforced by the opposition alliance. The overall point-to-point inflation in all indices rose significantly in November due mainly to blockade and hartals. — New Age photo

  • A security man guards an ATM booth of a private commercial bank on Dhaka University campus. The booth remained closed for cash crisis amid blockade enforced by the opposition political parties. The photo was snapped on Tuesday. Bangladesh Bank on Thursday asked scheduled banks to keep open all their branches today. — New Age photo

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Political unrest pushes inflation up in Nov

Traders arrange cases full of tomatoes transported to Dhaka by train at Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday amid blockade enforced by the opposition alliance. The overall point-to-point inflation in all indices rose significantly in November due mainly to blockade and hartals. — New Age photo
The overall point-to-point inflation in all indexes rose significantly in November than that of October due mainly to nonstop blockade and frequent hartals enforced by opposition parties and the ongoing political unrest in the... Full story

Most exporters reluctant to use Dhk-Ctg road despite police protection

Despite special police protection only 30 per cent export goods have been carried from Dhaka to Chittagong port for shipment as most exporters showed little interest to send their products in fear of arson attacks on the highway during the 131-hour blockade. Full story

US, EU retailers diverting orders from B̢۪desh to India: report

The labour unrest in the readymade garments sector in Bangladesh has put Indian apparel exporters in an advantageous position, reports Times of India. The US and EU are diverting orders from Bangladesh to India to meet their apparel... Full story

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Banks to remain open today as cash shortage drags on

A security man guards an ATM booth of a private commercial bank on Dhaka University campus. The booth remained closed for cash crisis amid blockade enforced by the opposition political parties. The photo was snapped on Tuesday. Bangladesh Bank on Thursday asked scheduled banks to keep open all their branches today. — New Age photo
Bangladesh Bank on Thursday asked scheduled banks to keep open all their branches today (Friday) as they were facing a severe problem to conduct their regular banking operation due to staggering blockades in the last five working days. Full story

DSE extends trading halt to CVO̢۪s shares

The Dhaka Stock Exchange on Thursday extended the suspension of trading of shares of CVO Petrochemical Refinery for the fifth time as the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission is yet to take any action against the manipulators behind the... Full story

DSE distributes shares to member-brokers

The members of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, who turned into shareholders of the bourse after its demutualisation, has received 40 per cent or 72.15 crore shares of the bourse as per the demutualisation scheme and the rest 60 per cent or... Full story

Dhaka stocks decline amid uncertain political situation

Dhaka stocks declined for the second trading session on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, as the uncertain political situation and violence surrounding the next polls dejected investors. The benchmark general index of Dhaka... Full story

Britons faced with working longer under austerity plans

Britain on Thursday hiked its economic growth forecasts as the recovery gathers speed but vowed to pursue its deficit-slashing strategy, warning that Britons might have to work until 69 before claiming a state pension. Full story

Japan approves $182b economic package, doubts remain

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe̢۪s cabinet approved a $182 billion package on Thursday to pull the economy out of deflation, but doubts remain about the impact. The package has a headline value of 18.6 trillion yen, which... Full story

EU clears Microsoft, Nokia mobile phone deal

The European Commission approved on Wednesday Microsoft’s nearly 5.5-billion-euro takeover of the mobile phone business of Finland’s Nokia which once dominated the global industry. The acquisition does ‘not raise any competition... Full story

Political turbulence hits FDI inflow to developing countries: report

Foreign investors are increasingly becoming cautious about investing in developing countries in the face of continued global economic and political turbulence, finds the World Investment and Political Risk 2013 report, published by the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency. Full story

Japan approves $182b economic package, doubts remain

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe̢۪s cabinet approved a $182 billion package on Thursday to pull the economy out of deflation, but doubts remain about the impact. The package has a headline value of 18.6 trillion yen, which... Full story

Samsung floats world̢۪s largest vessel

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has floated a tanker-shaped vessel tagged as the world’s largest ‘floating facility’ with a length greater than the height of the Empire State Building in New York. Full story

1 in 4 EU citizens at risk of poverty: survey

There were some 125 million people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the European Union last year, edging up steadily as the economy struggled, an EU survey showed Thursday. It said those at risk have risen to 24.8 per... Full story

Dollar slips in Asia

The dollar eased in Asia Thursday ahead of key US jobs data seen as crucial for the timing of the Federal Reserve's stimulus pullback, while the euro treaded water as European central bankers meet later in the day. The greenback slipped to 102.00 yen in afternoon... Full story

Market Disclosures

Power Grid Company of Bangladesh The company has informed that it started transmission of full 500 megawatt electricity import from India from 04 December 2013. Full story


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