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BD 3rd most peaceful country in South Asia

Bangladesh is the third most peaceful country in South Asia ahead of India and Pakistan, according to Global Peace Index 21 released on Thursday, reports UNB.In this global assessment Bangladesh has ranked the 91st most peaceful country with an overall score of 2.068, a jump by7 notches from last year.Although...

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Budget making process in BD put to question

Suggesting structural change in formulation of the national budget, the country's renowned economist Professor Dr Rehman Sobhan said on Thursday the existing budget practice is more in the nature of a drama (natok).A group of the parliamentarians, in the budget making system, praise the finance minister regarding the budget without...

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BD-linked money in Swiss banks falls

Deposits in Swiss banks by Bangladeshi nationals and entities declined by 8.23 per cent to CHF (Swiss Franc) 562.86 million in 2020, according to latest data. The Bangladesh-linked money, considered as deposits, was CHF 603.02 million in 2019.The annual report of the Swiss National Bank or SNB titled 'Annual banking...

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TCB oil price set to surge further

The government is set to enhance further the price under the open market sale (OMS) programme.If the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) revises price, one litre of OMS soybean oil will cost Tk 110 from existing Tk 100.The price gap between OMS and kitchen market soybean is gradually narrowing due...

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BSEC lifts floor prices of all shares

The country's stock market has returned to standard price movement system, as the securities regulator has lifted floor prices of all listed securities, set earlier to contain abnormal price fall amid the Covid pandemic.The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) issued a directive on Thursday, which repealed all the previous...

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Indian variant in 68pc Dhaka samples

A research conducted by the icddr,b scientists has raised concern over the spread of deadlier Indian variant of coronavirus in Dhaka, private TV channels and online news portals reported.Genomic sequences of around 60 samples of Covid-19 infected people found presence of the virus similar to the Indian or Delta variant...

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Briefing 18-06-2021

Stocks close nearly flat Stocks closed nearly flat on Thursday after remaining steady in the previous two days, as an extension of lockdown and the rising trend of coronavirus cases prompted investors to adopt a cautious stance. The market opened on a positive note and the key index climbed more...

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