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  • A farmer carries harvested paddy at a village on the outskirts of Dhaka last week. The defaulted loans in the agriculture sector increased by 21.50 per cent in the last one year as farmers failed to repay their loans for not getting fair prices of their produce due to a supply chain disruption amid political unrest. â Sony Ramany

  • A file photo sows containers are kept at Inland Container Depot of Kamalapur in Dhaka. The countryâs apparel exporters pay second highest cost after India and almost double compared to other rival countries while sending a container to export destinations because of transport and bureaucratic hurdles. â New Ag photo

  • A file photo shows a woman looking at shirts displayed at a casual clothing store in Tokyo. â Reuters photo

  • US secretary of state John Kerry, left, and US trade representative Michael Froman talk prior to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation ministerial meeting in Bali recently. â Reuters photo

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Defaulted farm loans rise by 21pc

A farmer carries harvested paddy at a village on the outskirts of Dhaka last week. The defaulted loans in the agriculture sector increased by 21.50 per cent in the last one year as farmers failed to repay their loans for not getting fair prices of their produce due to a supply chain disruption amid political unrest. â Sony Ramany
The defaulted loans in the agriculture sector increased by 21.50 per cent in the last one year as farmers failed to repay their loans for not getting fair prices of their produce due to a supply chain disruption amid political unrest. According to the BB data released... Full story

BSEC becomes âAâ category IOSCO member

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has been upgraded to âAâ category from âBâ category after 18 years of its membership of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions, BSEC officials said on Saturday. Full story

Bank sector at long-term risk amid weak monitoring: UO

Weak surveillance system and structural problems have led the countryâs banking sector to long-term risks which will ultimately lower the rate of the growth of gross domestic product, said Unnayan Onneshan, a local think tank... Full story

Bangladesh RMG exporters pay highest for container shipment

A file photo sows containers are kept at Inland Container Depot of Kamalapur in Dhaka. The countryâs apparel exporters pay second highest cost after India and almost double compared to other rival countries while sending a container to export destinations because of transport and bureaucratic hurdles. â New Ag photo
The countryâs apparel exporters pay second highest cost after India and almost double compared to other rival countries while sending a container to export destinations because of transport and bureaucratic hurdles. Full story

Pakistanis fear investment in Bâdesh faces uncertainty: report

Billions of dollars of investment made by more than 10,000 Pakistanis in Bangladesh is facing uncertainty in the wake of tense situation ahead of next parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. Full story

Japan forecasts 1.4pc GDP growth for next FY

A file photo shows a woman looking at shirts displayed at a casual clothing store in Tokyo. â Reuters photo
The government forecast on Saturday that Japanâs real gross domestic product will grow by 1.4 percent for the fiscal year starting March 2014, slowing from an expected 2.6 percent growth for the current year as a planned sales tax increase is seen dampening... Full story

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US sees Pacific trade pact talks taking time

US secretary of state John Kerry, left, and US trade representative Michael Froman talk prior to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation ministerial meeting in Bali recently. â Reuters photo
Negotiations on a trade pact between a dozen countries around the Pacific Rim will take whatever time they need as the deal has to be both ambitious and comprehensive, US trade representative Michael Froman said on Saturday. The US-backed deal... Full story

Target probe eyes overseas hackers

Investigators believe that overseas hackers were responsible for the cyber attack on US retailer Target Corp that compromised up to 40 million payment cards during the first three weeks of the holiday shopping season, a person... Full story

Political unrest holds back potential of new banks

AKM Shahidul Haque
AKM Shahidul Haque, managing director of Midland Bank, has said the ongoing political unrest in the country is holding back the potential of new banks. He has also talked about various aspects of the banking sector in a recent interview with New Age. Full story

Stocks end 2-week bull run as polls consensus hope fades

Dhaka stocks lost value last week after a two-week bull run as hopes of a political consensus on the upcoming national polls faded, market operators said. Turnover at the Dhaka Stock Exchange also dipped over the week due to a decreased... Full story

âGo homeâ atmosphere looming among Chinese businesspeople in Melbourne

Many Chinese compare marriage to a besieged city where singles want to enter and the married want to go out. Now Melbourne becomes such a city to many Chinese businesspeople who have lived in for years. They are planning to... Full story

Tanjil Chy new BMBA president

Tanjil Chowdhury of EC Securities was on Saturday elected the new president of the Bangladesh Merchant Bankersâ Association for the term of 2014-15. Akter Hossain Sannamat of Union Capital was elected vice-president while Mashiur Rahman... Full story

BlackBerry loss widens

BlackBerry said Friday it fell deeper into the red in the past quarter as the struggling smartphone maker unveiled a manufacturing partnership with Taiwan-based Foxconn and a revamped organizational structure. Full story


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