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72 land customs stations to be closed down this year
The tax administration has decided to close down 72 land customs stations out of the all 179 such stations across the country, as those, according to official sources, were set up on political considerations.
 
Exports grow 21.13pc in eight months
The country's export earnings grew by 21.13 percent to $8023.87 million in the first eight months of the current fiscal year (2006-07) compared to $6624.
 
SEC's first-ever punitive measure against audit firm
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the first time has fined an audit firm, NN Islam, on charges of concealing financial information while carrying out audit of Rose Heaven Ball Pen Ltd.
 
Govt to offload its shares in companies after budget
Finance Adviser Dr Mirza Azizul Islam yesterday said he would take measures to off-load government shares in different companies after the national budget for fiscal 2007-08.
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Fixing our ports and beyond
In today's world of globalisation and phenomenal cross-border trade, a country's economic prospect is as good as its ports.
 
Local manufacturers should enhance competitiveness
Bangladesh representative to WTO says
Local manufacturers should enhance their competitiveness to face competition in the world market, the permanent representative of Bangladesh to the WTO has said.
 
WB to finance corporatisation of NCBs
The World Bank will finance corporatisation of nationalised commercial banks (NCBs) under an Enterprise Growth and Bank Modernization Project (EGBMP) of Bangladesh.
 
World Bank's problems go deeper than Wolfowitz
The furor surrounding World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz exposes the need for overdue reform of the six-decade-old development lender itself, according to experts.
 
Malaysia budget carrier goes with Airbus
Malaysia's long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X has selected Airbus over Boeing for 15 new passenger aircraft, an executive familiar with the deal said on Sunday.
 
Nokia launches three high-end handsets
Nokia, one of the leading mobile handset makers, yesterday launched three high-end handsets in Dhaka.
 
2-day int'l confce on cotton, textile begins today
A two-day international convention on cotton and textile begins in Dhaka today under the theme of 'Opportunities for Increased Trade in Cotton Textiles'.
 
Barclays to bid 69b euros for ABN Amro
British bank Barclays on Monday was expected to bid about 69 billion euros (94 billion dollars) for Dutch peer ABN Amro, British newspapers reported here Sunday.
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