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  • A file photo shows investors protesting at the 2010-11 stock market crash in front of the DSE building in the capital. — New Age photo


NBR asked to cut RMG export tax at 0.3pc

The government has bowed to the pressure of readymade garment manufacturers by agreeing to reduce significantly tax on apparel exports. The national board of revenue officials told New Age that the ministry... Full story

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H1 export earnings up

Export earnings in the first-half of the current financial year crossed the government-set target for the period by 3.08 per cent to $14.68 billion. The earnings posted a 16.56-per cent growth from $12.59 billion... Full story

2010-11 stock crash still haunts victims

A file photo shows investors protesting at the 2010-11 stock market crash in front of the DSE building in the capital. — New Age photo
The stock market crash in 2010-11 resulted mainly from share price manipulation by powerful cartels took centre stage in the five-year tenure of the Awami League-led government. The biggest market crash... Full story

Govt bank borrowing drops as unrest hits dev projects

The government borrowing from the banking sector went down by 32.05 per cent to Tk 4,569.85 crore from Tk 6,725.81 crore in the corresponding period of FY13, according to the latest Bangladesh Bank data. Full story

Stocks rise on another bubble anticipation

Dhaka stocks advanced for the third trading session on Thursday as investors became active in anticipation of another bubble at the capital market as the Awami League-led alliance is going to form government for another term, market operators said. Full story

US businesses urge policies, reforms to boost growth

The US Chamber of Commerce, the leading business lobby, unveiled its 2014 agenda Wednesday calling for policies and reforms to drive stronger growth in the nation’s economy. Tom Donohue, the Chamber’s... Full story

India’s 2013 car sales down for first time in 11 years

India’s car sales fell almost 10 per cent year-on-year in 2013 in the first decline for 11 years, an industry body said Thursday, amid sluggish economic growth and higher fuel costs and interest rates. Annual domestic car sales, seen as... Full story

Debt-struck eurozone makes dramatic turnaround

Spain’s sovereign borrowing costs plummeted Thursday, heralding a dramatic market turnaround for debt-struck eurozone nations whose financial plight had once threatened to tear apart the entire bloc. After years of budget cuts and... Full story

Apple, Samsung CEOs agree to mediation in US patent fight

Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics have agreed to attend a mediation session to be held on or before February 19, as they prepare to clash in court in March over smartphone patents. Apple CEO Tim Cook... Full story

China inflation rate 2.6pc in 2013

China’s inflation rate was 2.6 per cent in 2013, official data showed Thursday — well below the 3.5 per cent target set by the government in the world’s second-biggest economy. The figure for the consumer price... Full story

Dollar mixed in Asia

The dollar was mixed in Asia Thursday after minutes from a Federal Reserve meeting and upbeat jobs data fuelled speculation of another pullback on the central bank's stimulus measures. Full story

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