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  • Centre for Policy Dialogue executive director Mustafizur Rahman speaks at a briefing on the Bali Package in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo

  • Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety president Jeffrey Krilla (2nd from left) is seen along with others at the opening ceremony of the Dhaka office of the North American retailers’ group in the city on Monday. — New Age photo

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CPD doubts full execution of WTO Bali package

Centre for Policy Dialogue executive director Mustafizur Rahman speaks at a briefing on the Bali Package in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo
The Centre for Policy Dialogue on Monday expressed doubt on full implementation of the Bali Package that members of the World Trade Organisation agreed in Indonesia on Saturday as the agreement has no specific timeframe for implementation. Full story

BB issues agent banking guideline

Bangladesh Bank on Monday issued a guideline on the agent banking allowing a bank to appoint any individual or NGO or microfinance institution as its agent for providing limited-scale banking services, especially to the poor people. Full story

BTRC allows pvt cos to launch commercial toll-free service

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has recently issued a directive for introducing local and international commercial toll-free services aiming at call centres, private companies and banks. Full story

N American retailers to finish factory inspection by mid-July

Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety president Jeffrey Krilla (2nd from left) is seen along with others at the opening ceremony of the Dhaka office of the North American retailers’ group in the city on Monday. — New Age photo
The president of Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a North American retailers̢۪ platform, Jeffrey Krilla, on Monday said that they would complete the inspection of all the garment factories in Bangladesh which produce products for them by mid July 2014. Full story

Access by poor to key drugs at stake in TPP talks

Access to affordable drugs for the world̢۪s poor will be hampered if a US plan to impose stricter pharmaceutical patents is adopted at talks on a Pacific trade pact, activists say. Trade ministers from 12 countries entered a third day of... Full story

BTRC requested to give opinions on 4 telcos̢۪ CDR data urgently

The National Board of Revenue has requested the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission to submit urgently its report on the Tk 3,100-crore SIM replacement tax claimed by the revenue board from four mobile... Full story

BSEC allows m-banks, brokerages to keep it in 5 instalments

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday issued a directive, allowing merchant banks and stockbrokers to keep provision against the losses the firms incurred in 2012 and 2013 in five instalments. Full story

Dhaka stocks inch down

Dhaka stocks inched down on Monday as some institutional investors went for profit taking sell-offs after the previous day̢۪s rise. The turnover on the Dhaka Stock Exchange, however, increased as investors remained optimistic that the United... Full story

OECD sees outlook improving in major economies

The outlook for most major economies has improved, with the eurozone gathering momentum as its debt crisis subsides, the OECD said on Monday. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said its composite... Full story

Global patent growth hits 18-year high: WIPO

Global patent filings grew at their fastest pace in almost two decades in 2012, with China the driving force, the UN̢۪s intellectual property agency said Monday. In its annual report on patents, the World Intellectual Property... Full story

Biman resumes Dhaka-Yangon flight

National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Monday resumed Dhaka-Yangon regular flight after more than six years, said a press release of the airlines. A special flight of Biman left for Yangon on Monday evening with a delegation... Full story

India to conduct debt switch in market soon: officials

India̢۪s planned 500 billion rupee debt switch programme will be done through the bond market and not through the RBI, two officials with direct knowledge of the country̢۪s plans said on Monday. Longer-dated government bond yields... Full story

Smart Tech brings Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium

Smart Technologies (BD) Ltd has brought ‘Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium’ — the most powerful office package in the market of Bangladesh, said a news release. Users will be able to use Microsoft’s... Full story

Japan Q3 economic growth shrinks

Japan̢۪s growth in the three months to September slowed markedly, revised data showed Monday, highlighting the challenges of Tokyo̢۪s bid to fire up the world̢۪s third-largest economy. The once-anaemic economy had... Full story

Major tech companies push for limits on government surveillance

Eight US web giants have joined hands to start a public campaign for new limits on how governments collect user information amid concerns of growing online surveillance. The companies — Google Inc, Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter, LinkedIn Corp, Yahoo... Full story

Dollar steady in Asia

The dollar was steady in Asia Monday after a solid US jobs report for November boosted the chances of an early pullback on the Federal Reserve's stimulus programme. The greenback fetched 102.96 yen in Tokyo afternoon trade, from... Full story

Market Disclosures

Premier Cement Mills Limited The company has informed that due to unavoidable circumstances the AGM of the company will now be held on December 17, 2013 at the Chittagong Club Limited, SS Khaled Road, Chittagong instead... Full story


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