Vol. 5 Num 317 Mon. April 18, 2005    
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Mushrooming malls see fall in sales
As shopping malls are sprouting in Dhaka city, shops inside those sparkling and highly-rented commercial complexes are noticing lean transactions with frustration running among the shopkeepers.
Commission to start Rupali Bank privatisation process soon
Bids for 3 SoEs finalised
The Privatisation Commission will convene a special meeting within a month to start the privatisation process of the Rupali Bank.
9-month revenue collection falls Tk 2,000cr short
The government's revenue collection in the last nine months has fallen about Tk 2,000 crore short of its target.
Ban on oil tanker may boost local ship breaking sector
A United Nations ban, with effect from April 5, on oil tankers that use a single layer of steel to separate their cargo from the sea is likely to hit the local ship breaking industry easing the priceof
Local co to export potato flakes
Patwary Potato Flakes Limited (PPFL), an export-oriented agro-processing enterprise, is set to export potato flakes after meeting the country's existing demand.
Protesters call for debt relief for developing countries
Bathed in bright sunshine, protests outside World Bank and IMF headquarters Saturday were colourful and at times noisy, but did little else to disrupt the institutions' spring meetings.
ICC-B for latest int'l trade tools in foreign transactions
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) -- Bangladesh yesterday urged the Bangladesh Bank to take necessary steps in introducing latest international trade tools in foreign trade transactions.
AKNET to launch Internet services soon
AKNET, a joint initiative between Ceylinco Internet Services Ltd (CISL) and AK Khan Group, is going to introduce Internet based application services soon for both individual customers and local corporates.
Pubali Bank declares 100pc bonus share
Pubali Bank Ltd has declared one bonus share against each ordinary share as dividend for its shareholders for the year 2004.
Opec may delay further output hike
Opec is likely to postpone a further production increase for the time being if prices continue to retreat, a spokesman for the oil producers' cartel was quoted Saturday as saying.
Japan for bigger Asian role in IMF
Japan Saturday called for Asian countries to play a bigger role in running and financing the International Monetary Fund, saying the region was under represented relative to its economic clout.

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