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Financial inclusion agenda gets a lift

The central bank’s order to open bank or mobile financial service (MFS) accounts for disbursing the salaries of employees of export-oriented factories from the government’s Tk 5,000 crore stimulus package will give a leg up to the digitalisation and financial inclusion agenda, experts said.

Saarc calls for project proposals

The Saarc Development Fund (SDF) has asked all eligible agencies in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation to submit proposals to secure finances for projects aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

Sanem suggests steps to ensure food security for poor

The South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (Sanem), a think-tank, has suggested some steps to ensure food security of the poor and vulnerable people of Bangladesh who have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Nine Asian garment trade bodies push for responsible purchasing practice

Six textile and garment-producing Asian nations have joined hands to urge global apparel retailers and brands to show responsible business behaviour during the coronavirus pandemic.

StanChart pledges $1b to finance companies helping fight pandemic

Standard Chartered Bank has recently announced a set of measures in the global fight against coronavirus that has brought world to its knees.

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