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  • A file photo shows different varieties of rice at a market in Dhaka. The prices of rice and vegetables increased on the retail market in the capital over the week ending Friday due to high transportation cost. — New Age photo

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Rice prices mark fresh rise in capital

A file photo shows different varieties of rice at a market in Dhaka. The prices of rice and vegetables increased on the retail market in the capital over the week ending Friday due to high transportation cost. — New Age photo
The prices of rice and vegetables increased on the retail market in the capital over the week ending Friday due to high transportation cost. Retailers said that wholesale prices of rice and vegetables increased on the retail markets as wholesalers... Full story

DSE asked to halt purchase until end of demutualisation

The capital market regulator has asked Dhaka Stock Exchange not to make a deal for purchasing new trading software of the bourse during the ‘interim period of demutualisation’. The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange... Full story

Small poultry farm owners losing ground to big investors

Small poultry farm owners are gradually losing the ground for business to big investors in the sector, particularly the multinational investors, amid the absence of a protective mechanism by the government, industry insiders said. Full story

19th DITF begins today

The month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair 2014, the 19th edition of the annual event, begins in Dhaka today with a high hope of fetching significant export orders. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to... Full story

Singapore monitoring new forms of illicit financing

Asian financial hub Singapore on Friday said it was scrutinising trade in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin as well as precious stones and metals to forestall new forms of illicit financing by criminals and terrorists. In an inaugural report on... Full story

China 2013 trade tops $4 trillion

China’s annual trade in goods passed the $4 trillion mark for the first time in 2013, official data showed Friday, confirming its position as the globe’s biggest trading nation. Exports from the world’s number two economy... Full story

US lawmakers propose key step to boost trade deals

Lawmakers on Thursday proposed empowering US trade negotiators to push ahead major deals with Pacific Rim and European Union nations, but the move faces stiff opposition. Three key lawmakers on... Full story

India factory output shrinks in Nov

India’s industrial output shrank by an unexpected 2.1 per cent in November, official data showed Friday, dealing a fresh blow to recovery hopes for Asia’s third-largest economy. The year-on-year output fall... Full story

Wearable gadgets not ready for prime time: tech watchers

Despite the hoopla, wearable gadgets like wristwatches for checking your text messages or eyeglasses that capture video are unlikely to make a splash with consumers anytime soon, given the clumsy designs, high prices and technological constraints of many of the current offerings. Full story

India Election Commission drops plan to partner Google

India’s Election Commission dropped plans on Thursday to partner Google Inc on a project to ease voter access to information, after a backlash against the move from campaigners who claimed Google and the US government could use the data for spying. Full story


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