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  • A file photo shows a taxpayer filling forms at a tax fair in Dhaka. Income tax collection by the NBR in the first half of current financial year fell short of the target by Tk 3,432 crore mainly because of slow growth in corporate tax and low collection in advance taxes from different sectors for volatile political situation in the country. — New Age photo

  • A file photo shows a tea garden in Moulvibazar. The government has asked Bangladesh Bank to give bank loans at five per cent interest rate to the owners of tea estates by creating a refinance scheme. — New Age photo

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Income tax receipts in July-Dec record Tk 3,432cr short of target

A file photo shows a taxpayer filling forms at a tax fair in Dhaka. Income tax collection by the NBR in the first half of current financial year fell short of the target by Tk 3,432 crore mainly because of slow growth in corporate tax and low collection in advance taxes from different sectors for volatile political situation in the country. — New Age photo
Income tax collection by the National Board of Revenue in the first half of current fiscal year fell short of the target by Tk 3,432 crore mainly because of slow growth in corporate tax and low... Full story

BB opposes Muhith proposal to allow partial commercial banking by PKB

The central bank has rejected a proposal of finance minister AMA Muhith on giving Probashi Kallayan Bank approval to open exchange houses abroad and allowing it to operate partial commercial banking activities to... Full story

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RMG export to non-traditional markets surges by 37pc in H1

Readymade garment export to the non-traditional markets in the first half of the current financial year soared by 37.27 per cent to $1.36 billion against $996.89 million of the same period of the last financial year... Full story

BTRC backtracks on local auditors’ push

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has recently cancelled its plan to hire international firms for auditing the mobile phone companies following objection from local chartered accountants, said officials. Full story

Insurers asked to promptly settle claims against damage

The Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority has recently asked all the insurance companies to settle clients’ claims promptly as the number of losses increased remarkably due to the ongoing political unrest. Full story

Indonesia eases mineral export ban

Indonesia’s president signed off on a controversial mineral ore export ban Saturday after an 11th-hour easing of the policy following opposition from miners and warnings it would hit state coffers, cabinet ministers said. Full story

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Govt asks BB to give low-interest loan to tea estate owners

A file photo shows a tea garden in Moulvibazar. The government has asked Bangladesh Bank to give bank loans at five per cent interest rate to the owners of tea estates by creating a refinance scheme. — New Age photo
The government has asked Bangladesh Bank to give bank loans at five per cent interest rate to the owners of tea estates by creating a refinance scheme. BB officials said the government’s move contradicted the central bank’s... Full story

Stocks gain for 4th day as new govt sworn in

Dhaka stocks rallied for the fourth trading session on Sunday, the opening day of the week, as investors remained optimistic in anticipation of another bubble at the market amid the formation... Full story

More well-known US retailers victims of cyber attacks

Target Corp and Neiman Marcus are not the only US retailers whose networks were breached over the holiday shopping season last year, according to sources familiar with attacks on other merchants that have yet to be publicly disclosed. Full story

Eurozone brushes with normal as investors return

The eurozone may be finally returning to some semblance of normality after years of debt crisis that brought fear to the world. It’s been two years since the now 18-member currency bloc... Full story

Eurozone brushes with normal as investors return

The eurozone may be finally returning to some semblance of normality after years of debt crisis that brought fear to the world. It’s been two years since the now 18-member currency bloc... Full story

DSE probes abnormal price rise of Meghna Condensed Milk shares

The Dhaka Stock Exchange has formed an enquiry committee to investigate an unusual surge in the price of shares of Meghna Condensed Milk Industries, a DSE web post said. The company is listed... Full story

BB gets new executive director

Mohammad Masum Kamal Bhuiyan has recently been promoted to executive director of Bangladesh Bank, said a news release. He is now discharging duties in the Bangladesh Bank Chittagong branch. Full story


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