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Silver lining on export front

The reverse trend witnessed in the country's export earnings in the month of June also continued in July and entered the positive territory, much to the relief of businesses and the policymakers. The earnings grew by 0.59 per cent to US$3.91 billion in July after a continuous fall in shipments...

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Policy directives to help weather RMG odds

The government has issued a host of policy directives aimed at easing the business process involved in apparel exports in particular. The move is designed to help the industry cope with possible challenges that the sector might face in the days to come, officials said.The ministry of commerce (MoC) recently...

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Seasonal traders in ruins

The government's recent decision on exporting rawhides has little impact over domestic sourcing as skins of sacrificial animals are selling lower than the official rate, traders say.The situation forced seasonal traders to incur substantial losses and many went back home with gloomy faces. Protesting the poor rate, traders in some...

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A bird's-eye view shows a few vehicles moving past the Shapla roundabout in the city on Tuesday,

A bird's-eye view shows a few vehicles moving past the Shapla roundabout in the city on Tuesday, as the commercial district of Motijheel is yet to return to its usual hustle and bustle after Eid holidays — FE photo by Shafiqul Alam

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Dhaka div sees half of Covid deaths

Dhaka division accounts for almost half the total fatalities from Covid-19 in the country, official data reveals.Of 3,234 deaths caused by the novel coronavirus since March, 1,549 or 47.9 per cent occurred in the division, according to the state-run Directorate General of Health Services or DGHS.The agency said 50 people...

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Erosion hits Padma bridge work

The abrupt river erosion of the Padma on Friday night has hit the bridge construction work since major ready materials went into the river, officials said.They said 192 railway stringers and over 130 road decks, which were kept at the Munishiganj site's construction yard, were devoured by the river during...

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Chinese vaccine to ‘take six months’ to be available in BD

It would take at least six months more to apply Chinese company Sinovac's coronavirus vaccine to the general people of Bangladesh if its third phase trial is conducted timely, scientific officials told a meeting on Tuesday. The vaccine will be primarily applied to the health workers aged between 18 and...

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Briefing 05-08-2020

Investors get quick service thru' CCAMThe securities regulator has settled 90 per cent complaints filed by investors in last six months through online complaint module. Investors lodged a total of 167 complaints through Customer Complaints Address Module (CCAM) during the period of January to June this year. Of 167 complaints,...

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