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Revised EU GSP scheme may help B’desh in export race: study

Revised EU GSP scheme may help B’desh in export race: study

The revised GSP scheme of the European Union which will come into force on January 1, 2014 may create a favourable competitive environment for Bangladeshi exports to the region due…

Power import begins: India supplies 50MW on trial basis; formal inauguration on Oct 5

Power import begins: India supplies 50MW on trial basis; formal inauguration on Oct 5

The much-talked about power import from India began on trial basis yesterday by adding 50 megawatts to the national grid. The 50MW electricity was supplied around 10:45am to a sub-station of…

Income tax return deadline may be extended by a month

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is likely to extend the deadline for submission of individuals’ income tax return by a month until October 31 following demand of the taxpayers.…

Small firms seek to move in on Afghanistan’s vast mineral wealth

KABUL (Reuters) – Few companies showed up to Afghanistan’s fresh appeal for investment in its vast mineral wealth on Sunday, apparently deterred by trouble plaguing two of its largest projects…

People crowd tax fair, defying shutdown

Hundreds of people thronged the tax fair yesterday, defying the countrywide shutdown enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami. “I didn’t expect such a large crowd on a hartal day,??? said Mohammad Abdul Kuddus…

Tax fair pulls crowds, but tech glitch sours mood

Sohel Parvez and Gazi Towhid Ahmed The countrywide tax fair that began yesterday saw a huge turnout, but a technical glitch prevented many visitors from collecting their TINs online. The…

Wal-Mart sales disappoint as U.S. shoppers curb spending

(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) reported a surprise decline in quarterly same-store sales in the United States, its biggest market, after shoppers came in less often because higher taxes and gasoline…

German, French growth should help euro zone exit recession

  France’s President Francois Hollande (R) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a joint news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, May 30, 2013. REUTERS/Charles Platiau By Martin Santa…

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