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  • A file photo shows a multi-storey industrial unit of the Standard Group at Konabari in Gazipur on fire. A group of miscreants set fire to the garments unit on November 29. Bangladesh Bank and five commercial banks on Sunday agreed to give a rescue package including $50-million loan in easy terms for restoring the business activities of the Standard Group. — New Age photo

  • A file photo shows the entrance of the Dhaka Stock Exchange building at Motijheel in Dhaka recently. A DSE investigation has found that CVO Petrochemical Refinery Limited awarded illegally at least 1.40 lakh bonus shares worth around Tk 12.27 crore to an individual. — New Age photo

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$50m loan package to rescue fire-ravaged Standard Group

A file photo shows a multi-storey industrial unit of the Standard Group at Konabari in Gazipur on fire. A group of miscreants set fire to the garments unit on November 29. Bangladesh Bank and five commercial banks on Sunday agreed to give a rescue package including $50-million loan in easy terms for restoring the business activities of the Standard Group. — New Age photo
Bangladesh Bank and five commercial banks on Sunday agreed to give a rescue package including $50-million loans in easy terms for restoring the business activities of the fire-ravaged Standard Group. Besides, the BB... Full story

NBR asks BRTA not to issue registration to 117 cars

The National Board of Revenue has requested the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority not to issue registration to 117 luxury cars brought by tourists mostly foreign nationals of Bangladeshi origin in the country under the carnet de passage... Full story

Blockade sends onion price to record high

The prices of rice and onion went up on the retail market in the capital due to supply shortage as frequent blockades disrupted transportation across the country. Traders said that the price of rice increased by... Full story

Export earning up 18pc in July-November

The country̢۪s export earning in July-November, the first five months of current financial year 2013-14, increased by 18.46 per cent to $12 billion from that of $9.70 billion in the same period of the FY13. The export earning growth in July-November in... Full story

BTRC slashes IGW cos̢۪ licence fee by 50pc

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has recently slashed the annual licence fee for the international gateway operators by 50 per cent which will cause a Tk 108.75 crore yearly revenue loss of the government, officials concerned said. Full story

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CVO Petro awards an individual 1.40 lakh bonus shares illegally

A file photo shows the entrance of the Dhaka Stock Exchange building at Motijheel in Dhaka recently. A DSE investigation has found that CVO Petrochemical Refinery Limited awarded illegally at least 1.40 lakh bonus shares worth around Tk 12.27 crore to an individual. — New Age photo
CVO Petrochemical Refinery Limited, previously known as Chittagong Vegetable, has awarded illegally at least 1.40 lakh bonus shares worth around Tk 12.27 crore to an individual, a Dhaka Stock Exchange investigation found. Full story

Taranco moves make stocks positive

Dhaka stocks advanced on Sunday, the first trading session of the week, after a two-day fall amid optimism that the United Nations assistant secretary general̢۪s moves might break the current political stalemate. Full story

Pakistan turns to China for development

Pakistan̢۪s launch of work on its largest nuclear power plant last week is the latest example of big-money Chinese infrastructure projects in the troubled nation. Cash-strapped Pakistan, plagued by a bloody homegrown Taliban insurgency, is battling to... Full story

BASIS seeks foreign ministry co-op for ICT sector expansion globally

Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services has sought cooperation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the expansion of country̢۪s ICT sector globally. BASIS president Shamim Ahsan on Sunday made... Full story

Keep milk carrying vehicles free from blockade

Milk Vita has urged the opposition alliance to keep milk carrying vehicles free from general strike and transport blockade programmes. In a news release on Saturday, Milk Vita managing director Mohammad Munir... Full story

Citycell regrets network disruption

Mobile phone operator Citycell on Sunday expressed regret for its network disruption on Saturday. In a news release the company said: ‘Due to technical problems Citycell users might have faced problem and the... Full story

Banks fail to raise provisions ahead of EU review

Most of Europe's big banks shed risky assets in the quarter to September, but they have yet to take extra provisions against doubtful loans to show they have put the financial crisis... Full story

Market Disclosures

Central Pharmaceuticals Limited Munsur Ahamed, Morsheda Ahmed, Parvez Ahamed Bhuiyan and Nasima Akter, all are directors of the company, have expressed their intention to sell 17,00,000 shares, 7,00,000 shares, 2,25,000... Full story


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