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  • A file photo shows the entrance of Border Haat on Kurigram border along India. — New Age photo

  • FBCCI president AK Azad talks to US ambassador Dan W Mozena at a discussion meeting on ‘Bangladesh-USA Trade Relations’ held in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo


More items to be allowed for trade

A file photo shows the entrance of Border Haat on Kurigram border along India. — New Age photo
The cabinet on Monday approved a commerce ministry proposal for amendments to the Mode of Operation of Border Haat, allowing trade of more products including toiletries, cosmetics, aluminum, crockery and plastic products on Indo-Bangladesh border. Full story

FBCCI urges USA to sign free trade deal

FBCCI president AK Azad talks to US ambassador Dan W Mozena at a discussion meeting on ‘Bangladesh-USA Trade Relations’ held in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Monday called upon the United States to sign a free trade agreement with Bangladesh for the country’s economic growth. Bangladesh needs business facilities from the US government rather... Full story

Manufacturers want high duty on footwear import

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Summit Purbanchol Power Company lowers IPO offer price

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Euro falls in Asian trade

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Oil prices dip after ‘positive’ Iran nuclear talks

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Spanish debt heading towards crisis levels

Spain’s debt yields broke above 6 per cent on Monday as investors worried about its budget, knocking the euro and sending safe-haven German bonds to a record last set at the height of the eurozone crisis. Full story

S Korea cuts growth outlook for 2012

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India inflation surges unexpectedly

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Samsung to unveil new smartphone

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Citigroup quarterly profit falls

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