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$138cr remittance in July

WT24 Desk Expatriate Bangladeshis have sent US$ 138.70 crore remittances in the first month (July) of the current fiscal year, 2015-16, agencies report.  Latest data of Bangladesh Bank (BB) shows the amount is slightly less as compared to the inflow ...

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Pacific trade talks fail to clinch TPP deal

WT24 Desk WASHINGTON – Delegates negotiating a vast Pacific free-trade agreement have failed to reach a final deal after several days of intense talks in Hawaii, dealing a setback to US President Barack Obama, AFP reports.  The delay complicates his ...

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FBCCI demands lending rate cut

WT24 Desk Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) today demanded cut in lending rates to help make trade and businesses more competitive on the global market. Commenting on the Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) of Bangladesh Bank (BB) ...

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Investment proposals soar 29 pc in Q2

WT24 Desk Investment proposals both from local and foreign entrepreneurs surged by 29.0 percent during April-June quarter (Q2) of 2015, according to the latest data of the Board of Investment (BoI), agency reports. During the three months, BoI received proposals ...

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BB awards 31 top remitters

WT24 Desk Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Saturday awarded 31 non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) for sending home the highest amount of remittance and investing in bonds in 2014, BSS reports. The central bank for the first time also awarded two exchange houses ...

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A suitable alternative for your money?

Judith Evans What does a caravan park in Cornwall have in common with hurricane insurance in Florida? If you’re a retail investor, either may well appear in your portfolio — as could renewable power generation contracts, personal loans, aircraft leases ...

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