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  • Centre for Policy Dialogue distinguished fellow Debapriya Bhattacharya speaks at a briefing at the organisation’s office in Dhaka on Saturday. CPD executive director Mustafizur Rahman and research director Fahmida Khatun were also present, among others. — New Age photo

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Economy loses Tk 49,017cr due to political violence: CPD

Centre for Policy Dialogue distinguished fellow Debapriya Bhattacharya speaks at a briefing at the organisation’s office in Dhaka on Saturday. CPD executive director Mustafizur Rahman and research director Fahmida Khatun were also present, among others. — New Age photo
Four major economic sectors of the country in the first half of the current fiscal year incurred losses of Tk 49,017.92 crore, which is 4.7 per cent of the GDP of the last fiscal year, due to political violence, Centre for Policy Dialogue said on Saturday. The independent... Full story

Yangon agrees to ink food deal with Dhaka

Dhaka and Yangon have agreed to sign accords on food grain export and investment promotion and protection during the recently held joint trade commission meeting in the Myanmar capital. Full story

Govt misses schedule to finalise rules

The government has failed to finalise the rules and regulations for proper implementation of labour act even after two months of its promised time. Though the government formed a committee in August last year promising to... Full story

BB to make cost model for mobile banking

Bangladesh Bank has decided to formulate a cost model to determine the pricing of mobile financial services in the country after the telecom regulator came up with a directive on the matter. Full story

Growing beard popularity shaves P&G sales

Procter & Gamble Friday revealed its latest challenge to earnings glory. This time it’s a facial issue. The US consumer giant, fresh off a recent corner office shakeup and already facing a battle for market share in shampoo, said... Full story

Fall in US stocks fuels correction talk

US stocks suffered their worst week in recent memory after a poor report on the Chinese economy sparked broader anxiety about emerging economies and whether equities are overvalued. Full story

Golden Son Limited

Golden Son Limited was incorporated as a private company limited by shares under the Companies Act, 1994 in the name and style of Golden Son Limited vide Registration No C-50117 (412)/2003 dated 5 August 2003. Subsequently... Full story

Businesses fail to reap benefits of research

Mehdi Mahbub, chief executive officer of business research firm Best Sourcing, in a recent interview with New Age, has said businesses in the country are yet to reap the benefit of research, which can increase their operating profit significantly. Full story

Dhaka stocks gain for 4th week

Dhaka stocks continued to rise last week, fourth week in a row, with the bourse’s key index hitting a new high as investors continued to inject fresh fund amid an anticipation of another share market bubble. Full story

Emerging market policymakers move to allay currency concerns

Top emerging market policymakers moved to allay concerns about their economies on Friday after investors sold off their currencies, raising fears of a broad market rout. The US Federal Reserve’s plan to gradually withdraw... Full story

Apple mulling move into mobile payments: report

Apple is considering launching a mobile-payments service for its iPhone and iPad, which would compete with major players such as PayPal, The Wall Street Journal said Friday. The newspaper, citing sources familiar with... Full story


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