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  • Workers prepare the venue for the Dhaka International Trade Fair-2014 at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka last week. The National Board of Revenue is going to ask the commerce ministry to reduce the duration of the month-long fair to 10 days from the next year. — New Age photo

  • A file photo shows officials of a brokerage house trading shares using online-based trading software MSA Plus at their firm in Dhaka. The Dhaka Stock Exchange has set a target to launch its new trading software by July 2014 scrapping MSA Plus which has been failing to execute transactions repeatedly. — New Age photo

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the opening bell in New York on January 2. –Reuters photo

  • Pedestrian walk past houses in London on October 7 last year. — Reuters photo

  • Cubans garter to watch new and used cars for sale at a car dealer in Havana on Friday. The free sale of cars in Cuba was officially authorised Friday, but at astronomical prices. — AFP photo

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NBR wants DITF duration be cut to 10 days

Workers prepare the venue for the Dhaka International Trade Fair-2014 at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka last week. The National Board of Revenue is going to ask the commerce ministry to reduce the duration of the month-long fair to 10 days from the next year. — New Age photo
The National Board of Revenue is going to ask the commerce ministry for reducing the duration of the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair to 10 days from next year in order to uphold the spirit of the fair and ensure discipline, officials of the NBR said. Full story

RMG sector loses Tk 10,000cr in 2-month political unrest: BGMEA

Business activities worth around Tk 10,000 crore in the readymade garments sector were hindered by a supply chain disruption in the last two months amid frequent general strikes and blockades enforced by the opposition political alliance. Full story

Fuel crisis hits south-western region amid political turmoil

A severe crisis of fuel oil looms large in all filling stations in the south-western region as current political unrests have compelled dealers to stop taking delivery of petroleum products from depots of three state-owned Padma... Full story

DSE eyes replacement of faulty trading software by July

A file photo shows officials of a brokerage house trading shares using online-based trading software MSA Plus at their firm in Dhaka. The Dhaka Stock Exchange has set a target to launch its new trading software by July 2014 scrapping MSA Plus which has been failing to execute transactions repeatedly. — New Age photo
The Dhaka Stock Exchange has set a target to launch its new trading software by July 2014 scrapping the present online-based trading software MSA Plus which has been failing to execute transactions repeatedly, DSE officials said. Full story

Stocks gain after 2-week fall

Dhaka stocks advanced last week after a two-week bear run as the institutional investors, encouraged by the central bank’s directive allowing banks another year to adjust their capital market exposure, remained active on the trading... Full story

China pledges further support for solar industry

China pledged further support for its ailing solar power industry on Saturday as the government seeks to revive a sector struggling with overcapacity and falling prices. The State Council, China’s cabinet, said in July that the country aimed... Full story

M&S, Tesco’s Christmas sales set to disappoint

Marks & Spencer, Britain’s biggest clothing retailer, and Tesco, the country’s largest grocer, are expected to report weak Christmas trading, adding to pressure on management to end a run of poor results. Full story

Italy’s inflation down to lowest since 2009: statistics institute

Italy registered an average inflation rate of 1.2 per cent in 2013, down from 3 per cent in 2012, the lowest rate since 2009, statistics institute Istat said in a preliminary estimate yesterday. Full story

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US stocks seen gaining in 2014 despite weak start

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the opening bell in New York on January 2. –Reuters photo
US equity markets ended the old year with a bang and opened the new year with a whimper as investors cleaned the slate following a rousing 2013. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Tuesday closed the year at fresh all-time highs. Full story

Blackberry sues company for violating keyboard patent

Blackberry Ltd said Friday it had filed a suit in a California court against Los Angeles firm Typo Products for violating its patents with a Blackberry-like keyboard made for Apple's iPhone. Full story

JMI SYRINGES & MEDICAL DEVICES

JMI Syringes & Medical Devices Ltd is the leading manufacturer of precision safety syringes and medical devices in Bangladesh serving the health care community both here and across our borders. Full story

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Housing spurs 2013 UK growth

Pedestrian walk past houses in London on October 7 last year. — Reuters photo
Britain’s booming construction industry and fast-rising house prices suggest the economy finished 2013 on a high but a sharp fall in business lending raises doubts about how sustainable the recovery will prove. Friday’s lending, housing market... Full story

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Cuban hopes dashed as new, used cars go on sale after 50 years

Cubans garter to watch new and used cars for sale at a car dealer in Havana on Friday. The free sale of cars in Cuba was officially authorised Friday, but at astronomical prices. — AFP photo
Cubans awoke on Friday for the first time in half a century with the right to buy new and used vehicles from the state without special permission, but markups of 400 per cent or more quickly dashed most people’s expectations. At the state-run Peugeot... Full story

SJIBSL gets new chairman

Mohiuddin Ahmed has recently been elected chairman of Shahjalal Islami Bank Securities Ltd, said a press release. He was elected chairman unanimously in the 21st meeting of the board of directors of Shahjalal Islami Bank Securities presided... Full story

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BGDCL gets new MD

Mohammad Rafiqur Rahman has become new managing director of Bakhrabad Gas Distribution Company Limited, said a news release. Rafiqur, who joined the company as an engineer in 1981, acted as the general manager (operation) of the company... Full story

Milk Vita surveyed best on market

Milk Vita’s milk has recently been surveyed the best on the market, said a news release. In recognition of the achievement, Bangladesh Brand Forum managing director Shariful Islam handed over a crest to Milk Vita... Full story


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