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  • A file photo shows activities inside a branch of a private bank in the city. The credit growth in January in both public and private sector fell slightly with the central bank maintaining restriction on money flow to curb inflation. — New Age photo

  • A file photo shows bottled soya bean oil at a grocery in Dhaka. Both unpacked and bottled soya bean oil was retailing on the city kitchen markets at the rate much higher than government set rates over the past week. — New Age photo

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Credit flow falls slightly in January

A file photo shows activities inside a branch of a private bank in the city. The credit growth in January in both public and private sector fell slightly with the central bank maintaining restriction on money flow to curb inflation. — New Age photo
The credit growth in January in both public and private sector fell slightly with the central bank maintaining restriction on money flow to curb inflation. But Bangladesh Bank officials said the... Full story

India moves to crank up lending, cuts reserve ratio

India’s central bank on Friday moved to crank up lending to spur slackening growth in Asia’s third-biggest economy by lowering the amount of cash reserves commercial... Full story

Soya bean oil price higher than govt set rates

A file photo shows bottled soya bean oil at a grocery in Dhaka. Both unpacked and bottled soya bean oil was retailing on the city kitchen markets at the rate much higher than government set rates over the past week. — New Age photo
Both unpacked and bottled soya bean oil was retailing on the city kitchen markets at the rate much higher than government set rates over the past week. Full story

Greece clears debt swap hurdle to avert bankruptcy

Greece said on Friday it had clinched a ‘historic’ debt swap, opening the way for an urgent second bailout to save the country from bankruptcy and the eurozone from a new crisis. Full story

DSE board of directors’ elections tomorrow

The Dhaka Stock Exchange board of directors’ elections will be held tomorrow with six candidates vying for four posts. Four, out of total 12 elected-directors of DSE, will serve-out their tenure of three years while four others... Full story

India allows cotton exports approved up to March 4

India will allow cotton exporters to ship out cargoes that had been cleared by customs for overseas sales before March 4, a commerce ministry statement said on Friday. The world’s second-largest cotton producer... Full story

OPEC trims 2012 oil demand forecast

The OPEC oil cartel on Friday trimmed its 2012 global oil demand growth forecast for the second time in two months because of worries about developed countries’ economies and higher crude prices. Full story

Dollar gains in Asia on Japan current account deficit

The dollar was given a boost against the yen in Asian trade Thursday after Japan logged a record monthly current account deficit in January. The US unit rose to 81.26 yen in Tokyo afternoon.. Full story

market Disclosures

Mercantile Bank Md Abdul Hannan, one of the sponsors of the company, has expressed his intention to sell 6,36,205 shares out of his total holding of 1,22,81,950 shares while MS... Full story

Oil rises on Greek debt hopes, Iran concerns

Oil prices swung higher in Asian trade Thursday as the euro gained on hopes Greece’s debt swap will be successful, with tensions over Iran also supporting prices, analysts said. Full story

China growth gliding lower, hard landing risks ease

China’s economy is on course for a soft landing, a clutch of indicators showed on Friday, easing investor fears of a sharp slowdown and revealing ample room for Beijing... Full story

IMF chief says US may exceed growth forecast

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said the United States may exceed a previous forecast of 1.8 per cent growth as the recovery picks up speed, but that the country still faces long-term challenges. Full story

US House passes small businesses bill

The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a jobs bill backed by president Barack Obama that Republican leaders said would help small businesses expand and hire new workers. Full story

India revises up trade gap estimate as exports struggle

Indian imports continued to outpace exports in February as demand remained weak in major exports markets like the United States and Europe, nudging the government to revise up the... Full story


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