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Bangladesh Taka is being counting. Photo: BBN

Bangladesh, Dhaka (BBN) – Bangladesh Business News prepares Sunday’s evening business round up compiling reports, published by different newspapers and news portals.

Govt rolls out new stimulus worth BDT 27.0b for small businesses
The government has announced two more stimulus packages worth BDT 27 billion to help small, medium and cottage industries and expand social safety coverage. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the new packages to cushion small businesses against the effects of the pandemic, the finance ministry said in a statement on Sunday

People’s Leasing chairman, Intl Leasing ex-MD arrested for helping PK Halder
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today arrested People’s Leasing and Financial Services Limited (PLFS) Chairman Uzzal Nandi and former managing director of International leasing Rashedul Haque for helping PK Halder in laundering money. ACC Secretary Dr Muhammad Anwar Hossain Hawlader confirmed reporters in a press briefing.

Bangladesh’s stocks break three-day winning streak
Bangladesh’s stocks ended marginally lower on Sunday, snapping a three-day positive session, as investors mostly followed cautious stance amid persistent profit-booking tendency. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 20.63 points or 0.35 per cent to settle at 5,815, after gaining more than 34 points in the past three straight sessions.

Bangladesh govt okays antibody tests for COVID-19
The Bangladesh government has approved the rapid antibody testing procedure for COVID-19, a long-pending issue in Bangladesh, as cases and deaths from the illness are still rising. “I have given permission to launch the testing procedure. It will start now,” Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Sunday, announcing the development.

Bangladesh to import 100,000 tons of rice from Myanmar
Government will buy 100,000 tons of rice from Myanmar as the government races to overcome a shortage of the staple food for the country’s more than 160 million people.

First consignment of Covid-19 vaccines purchased by govt to reach Dhaka tomorrow
First consignment of Covid-19 vaccines — containing 50 lakh doses — purchased by the government will arrive in Dhaka from India tomorrow.

Grade 10, 12 students will have regular classes, rest once a week: education minister
Education Minister Dipu Moni today informed the parliament that classes at schools will resume on a limited scale. The minister said they have instructed all secondary schools and colleges to complete preparations for reopening by February 4.

Ekushey book fair likely to be held before Ramadan
The authorities concerned have finalised a plan to arrange the month-long Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela of this year before the holy month of Ramadan, expected to begin from April 12. “We have been planning to commence the fair from February 1, but it’s getting impossible. Now, we want to end the fair before Ramadan, to be started from April 12,” State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid said at a press conference at Bangla Academy after holding a meeting with publishers.