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Tax proposals on tobacco jitter activists and cheer tobacco companies

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"Tax propositions on tobacco this year as in the past do not weigh heavily enough on the backs of tobacco companies to deal a massive blow to them. Instead the budget offers a mixed bag of pluses and minuses that tilts the balance much more in favour of tobacco companies than their adversaries, anti-tobacco campaigners," says Adunik (We prevent Smoking), a leading anti-tobacco organisation in a statement issued to the press today giving its reactions to this year's budget...
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AIBL opens 144th branch at Bhatiyari

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Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited (AIBL) launched its new branch at Bhatiyari in Sitakundo upazila of Chittagong division on Sunday.
Chairman of KDS Group and AIBL Capital Market Services Ltd. Khalilur Rahman inaugurated the new branch as Chief Guest, said a press release of the...
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Dow, Russell 2000 hit new highs; uneven finish for US stocks

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Dhaka, Jun 10 (AP)- Wall Street turned in an uneven finish Friday as investors unloaded their technology company shares in favor of energy and financial stocks.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite, which has outpaced gains by other U.S. stock indexes this year, fell the most. The Standard &...
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