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  • A file photo shows a jewellery shop in Dhaka. The revenue board has asked business houses, shops and professional taxpayers to display their taxpayer identification number certificates at a visible place of business premises. — New Age photo

  • A file photo shows Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission building in Dhaka. The BSEC has planned to introduce commodity exchange and a clearing corporation after the completion of all the process of demutualisation of Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges. — New Age photo

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Rescheduling spree cuts defaulted bank loans by Tk 16,137cr in Q4

Defaulted loans in the banking sector decreased by 5.01 per cent in 2013 year-on-year as banks’ rescheduling spree in the last quarter of the year on political consideration brought down the defaulted loans by Tk 16,137.09 crore in only three months. Full story

Owners seek time, fund for RMG factory relocation

Garment factory owners has sought five years to shift their production units from shared and rented buildings after a platform of European Union retailers asked them to relocate their units soon due to safety concern. At a meeting with the representatives of EU... Full story

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Traders, professionals asked to display TIN certificates

A file photo shows a jewellery shop in Dhaka. The revenue board has asked business houses, shops and professional taxpayers to display their taxpayer identification number certificates at a visible place of business premises. — New Age photo
The National Board of Revenue has asked business houses, shops and professional taxpayers to display their taxpayer identification number certificates at a visible place of business premises, officials of the revenue board said. They said that the NBR took the initiative to smoothly... Full story

BTRC shuns unlawful service approval practice

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has backtracked from approving any service or tariff of the telecom operators without prior consent of the telecom ministry. According to BTRC officials, since last week... Full story

50m more Bangladeshi kids to use mobile internet in next 10yrs: Telenor

Telenor Group, the parent company of Grameenphone, has projected that around 50 million Bangladeshi children will access the internet through mobile phone for the first time in the next one decade. A Telenor press release issued... Full story

Telcos to get access to EC database by March

Cellular phone operators of the country are going to get access to the Election Commission’s database by March next to verify the subscriber’s information before activating new connections, said officials. They said telecom regulator has... Full story

BSEC now eyes commodity exchange launch

A file photo shows Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission building in Dhaka. The BSEC has planned to introduce commodity exchange and a clearing corporation after the completion of all the process of demutualisation of Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges. — New Age photo
Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has planned to introduce commodity exchange and a clearing corporation after the completion of all the process of demutualisation of Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges, BSEC officials said. Full story

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Ensuring demutualisation goals, transparency key challenges

Siddiqur Rahman Miah
Chairman of the first demutualised board of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, former justice Siddiqur Rahman Miah, on Monday said that implementing the objectives of the demutualisation and ensuring transparency and accountability in the... Full story

Dhaka stocks drop for 3rd day

Dhaka stocks declined for the third trading session on Monday in volatile trading as investors remained uncertain about the market trend after the formation of the bourse’s first demutualised board that includes seven independent directors. Full story

RMG factory owners should be sympathetic to workers: Tofail

Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Monday said garment factory owners should be sympathetic to their workers and should not terminate them on silly grounds, as they make export quality items of the country. ‘The garment factory owners should be... Full story

India aims for $6.27b in telecoms sector fees in 2014/15

India aims to raise 389.54 billion rupees in revenue from the telecoms sector, including proceeds from airwave auctions, during the next fiscal year beginning April 1, the government said in its interim budget on Monday. Full story

Market Disclosures

Ceramics (Bangladesh) SAK Ekramuzzaman, one of the sponsors/directors of the company, has expressed his intention to sell 20,00,000 shares out of his total holding of 1,65,56,350 shares of the company at prevailing market price through Stock... Full story


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