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  • A file photo shows goods are being unloaded at Mongla port in Khulna. The NBR has decided to introduce green channels at ports to release export-import goods without major supervision of customs authorities in a bid to facilitate international trade. — Focusbangla photo

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  • A file photo shows a worker wearing protective glasses welds steel products at a heavy equipment manufacturing factory in Luoyang, Henan province. — Reuters photo

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NBR to introduce green channels at ports

A file photo shows goods are being unloaded at Mongla port in Khulna. The NBR has decided to introduce green channels at ports to release export-import goods without major supervision of customs authorities in a bid to facilitate international trade. — Focusbangla photo
The National Board of Revenue has decided to introduce green channels at ports to release export-import goods without major supervision of customs authorities in a bid to facilitate international trade, officials of the NBR said. They said only... Full story

Most cos report profit drop after listing in 3 years

Most of the companies listed with the Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges in the last three years reported fall in profits, some in the very next year of their listing and some others in the latest interim financial period. Full story

BB’s contractionary approach to hit pvt sector credit: UO

Bangladesh Bank has again pursued a contractionary approach in its latest monetary policy which will hamper the private sector credit growth, said Unnayan Onneshan on Saturday. Full story

Consumption, unproductive sector eat up 90pc remittance

A file photo shows expatriate Bangladeshis at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. Remittance sent by expatriates is mostly used for consumption and in the non-productive sectors in the country due to lack of action plan. — New Age photo
Remittance sent by expatriates is mostly used for consumption and in the non-productive sectors in the country, according to a Bangladesh Bank study. Experts attributed the situation to lack of action plan. They said the successive government had failed to... Full story

US stocks hit by emerging-market fears

Unease over emerging markets dominated a busy week of economic and corporate news, pushing stocks lower for a second week in a row and resulting in losses for January. The declines were not as deep as last week's... Full story

Eastland Insurance Company Ltd

Eastland Insurance Company being sponsored by a group of entrepreneur exposed to various economic sectors including financial institutions, Trading, garments, Pharmaceuticals, Press, Construction, Cold Storage etc., started... Full story

Stocks upbeat for fifth week

Dhaka stocks continued to rise last week, fifth week in a row, as investors were expecting further rise in share prices amid declaration of monetary policy by the central bank. The key index of the bourse, DSEX, increased by... Full story

Obama targets help for long-term unemployed

President Barack Obama Friday took aim at the ‘illusion’ that workers who have spent months or years without a job are unemployable, harnessing the support of top US firms like Apple, Walmart and Boeing. Full story

China Jan factory growth slips to six-month low

A file photo shows a worker wearing protective glasses welds steel products at a heavy equipment manufacturing factory in Luoyang, Henan province. — Reuters photo
China’s factory growth eased to an expected six-month low in January, hurt by weaker local and foreign demand, a survey showed, a soft start for the year that heightens worries of an economic slowdown. The official Purchasing Managers’ Index edged down... Full story

Myanmar electricity supply to increase in next five years

Myanmar’s electricity supply is expected to increase in the next five years as the World Bank is planning to invest $1 billion in the country’s power sector including electricity generation, transmission and distribution over the period. Full story

Walmart outlook hit by store closings, food stamp cuts

Walmart Stores Inc cut its quarterly profit outlook because of a host of issues, including reduced food stamp benefits for millions of Americans, the restructuring of Sam’s Club unit in the United States and the closure of stores in Brazil and China. Full story

Rajasthan bars entry of foreign supermarkets

The government of Rajasthan has barred foreign direct investment in the multi-brand retail sector, newspapers said, becoming the second state to block foreign supermarkets from setting up shop. Full story


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