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Exports grow 19pc in nine months
The country's overall exports grew by US$ 1199.12 million or 18.98 percent in the first nine months of the current financial year, riding on continuous good performance by knitwear products.
Remittance posts 22pc rise in 10 months
Remittance inflow maintained its strong trend growing by around 22 percent during July-April period of the 2005-06 financial year.
7 firms short-listed as potential buyers of Rupali Bank
Seven companies from home and abroad have been short-listed as potential buyers of the state-run Rupali Bank.
Removing Non-tariff Barriers
Safta expert body meets May 16 in Kathmandu
Safta committee of experts (SCoE) will meet on May 16 and 17 in Kathmandu to take initiative to remove non-tariff barriers (NTBs) with a view to facilitating unhindered implementation of the free trade
Remittance to reach $4.5b this year
Says state minister
Remittances sent by Bangladeshi expatriates will reach $4.5 billion to $4.7 billion this year, State Minister for Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Quamrul Islam said yesterday.
ADB drawing up action plan to counter corruption
The ADB is formulating an action plan to prevent corruption and enhance its effectiveness in the Asia-Pacific region, its president Haruhiko Kuroda said.
Citigroup to buy Standard Life's 9.3pc stake in India's HDFC
Citigroup Friday confirmed it had signed a definitive agreement to purchase Standard Life (Mauritius Holdings) Ltd's 9.3 percent equity stake in HDFC Ltd, India's second largest mortgage lender.
Oil markets at risk from terror hit: Experts
With oil prices already stretched to record highs, a terrorist attack targeting vital oil installations would have immediate global consequences, experts say.
Pfizer broke law with 1996 Nigeria drug test: Report
Nigerian medical experts concluded Pfizer Inc violated international law during a 1996 epidemic by testing an unapproved drug on children with brain infections, the Washington Post reported in Sundayeditions,
Asia Energy briefs DSE, CSE about its projects
Asia Energy Corporation (Bangladesh) Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of London-based Asia Energy PLC, on Wednesday briefed senior officials of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) about
Bush says job market best in years
President George W. Bush on Saturday said the U.S. job market was the best in years, as he pushed an election-year effort to convince skeptical Americans that the economy is thriving.
Little to show but words after ministerial flurry at WTO
A flurry of high-level visits to the WTO over the past week has done little to drive forward sluggish talks on tearing down barriers to commerce and have left observers suffering from a sense of dejavu.
Evermarch launches printing cartridges
Cartridge manufacturer Evermarch Bangladesh, a subsidiary of China-based Evermarch Technologies (Suzhou) Co Ltd, yesterday launched X and E series and colour LaserJet toner cartridges in local market.

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