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  • A file photo shows firefighters dousing fire after a bus was set alight by miscreants amid blockade enforced by the opposition political alliance in Dhaka. Readymade garment exporters feared that the export orders for next summer and winter seasons might drop by 40 per cent as most of the global buyers have cancelled their visit to Bangladesh due to political instability. — New Age photo

  • Cambodian workers leave a garment factory in Phnom Penh on Monday. — AFP photo

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RMG buyers continue to cancel visit

A file photo shows firefighters dousing fire after a bus was set alight by miscreants amid blockade enforced by the opposition political alliance in Dhaka. Readymade garment exporters feared that the export orders for next summer and winter seasons might drop by 40 per cent as most of the global buyers have cancelled their visit to Bangladesh due to political instability.   — New Age photo
Readymade garment exporters feared that the export orders for next summer and winter seasons might drop by 40 per cent as most of the global buyers have cancelled their visit to Bangladesh due to political instability... Full story

NBR body, telcos in tussle over signing draft report

The review committee formed by the National Board of Revenue has yet to finalise its report on Tk 3,100-crore SIM replacement tax claimed from four mobile phone operators, even after six months of formation of the body, because of disputed stands... Full story

Trade deficit drops to $2.24b in July-Nov

The country’s trade deficit went down by 35.71 per cent in the first five months of the current fiscal year compared with that of 22.02 per cent per cent fall in the same period of the FY 2012-13 due to a rise in exports against slow growth in imports. Full story

RMG makers to get 5pc cash incentive

Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday said that apparel makers would get five per cent cash incentive against their export proceeds if sent through an electronic system known as telegraphic transfer. The products which will enjoy the... Full story

MPS hopes keep stocks up for 2nd day

Dhaka stocks advanced for the second trading session on Wednesday, hitting one and a half months high as a media report that the central bank might announce a relaxed monetary policy statement for January-June period made investors optimistic. Full story

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Cambodian garment workers dying for a pay rise

Cambodian workers leave a garment factory in Phnom Penh on Monday. — AFP photo
Cambodian workers demanding higher wages to toil in factories making Gap jeans and Nike trainers have found themselves on the frontline of a bloody crackdown on dissent by strongman premier Hun Sen. Full story

DSE polls schedule announced

The Dhaka Stock Exchange’s election commission on Wednesday announced an election schedule, stating that the elections to four posts of shareholding directors for the first demutualised board of the bourse would be held on February 12. Full story

Myanmar govt seeks budget approval from parliament

Myanmar government is preparing to submit its state budget bill for fiscal 2014/15, state budget bill-2014 and taxation bill-2014 to the upcoming parliament sessions for approval. The 9th parliament sessions... Full story

Listing of MH Spinning Mills gets DSE nod

The Dhaka Stock Exchange board has approved the listing of Mozaffar Hossain Spinning Mills which has recently raised fund worth Tk 27.50 crore through initial public offering. The DSE board made the approval in... Full story

Dollar mixed in Asia

The dollar was mixed in Asia on Wednesday as investors await the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting to see if it plans to continue winding down its stimulus programme. The greenback fetched... Full story

Market Disclosures

Aramit Cement Trading of the shares of the company will remain suspended on record date today for entitlement of rights share. Eastern Lubricants The company has informed that due to unavoidable circumstances, the 45th AGM of the company will now... Full story


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