Ex-enclave people to get farm loans

Bangladesh Bank has directed all locally operational scheduled banks to extend farm loans to the citizens of the 111 enclaves that the government took over recently.

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Strong CAG office a must to fight financial irregularities

The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG) can help the government better fight financial irregularities involving taxpayer money if it is equipped with adequate workforce and administrative assistance.

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Rains damage crops

Heavy rains and cyclone Komen have affected crops on 1.17 lakh hectares of land, raising risks of losses for farmers, according to the Department of Agricultural Extension or DAE.

New BB rules to impact business of mobile financial service providers

The central bank's revised guideline on mobile financial services (MFS), now a draft, may impact business, ownership structures and competitiveness in the increasingly growing sector, a market

China to bankroll permanent exhibition centre at Purbachal

The government is set to build a permanent exhibition centre on 20 acres of land at Purbachal, with China financing 79 percent of the cost.

Export more to India to reduce trade gap: Saran

Bangladeshi businesses should export more to the Indian market of 1.2 billion people to narrow the huge bilateral trade gap between the countries, Indian High Commissioner Pankaj Saran said yesterday.

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IMF says Western sanctions could cut 9pc off Russia's GDP

Sanctions linked to the Ukraine crisis could end up costing Russia 9 percent of its gross domestic product, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.

US consumer spending edges higher in June

US consumer spending edged higher in June, capping a rebound in the second quarter from weak growth in the first months of the year,

Sony Corp on Monday unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminium frame and a 5.2-inch screen, showing it is still

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