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    Only 13pc of Bangladeshis use internet: survey

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    The number of internet users in Bangladesh is the lowest among South Asian countries as only 13 per cent of the country’s people use internet, according to a survey conducted by LIRNEasia, an Asia Pacific based think-tank....

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    BSEC lifts suspention of 2 cos

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday lifted suspension of trading of shares of two companies, BD Autocars and Legacy Footwear, and sent them to the spot market....

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    MNP seekers face telcos’ non-coop

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Tuesday warned the country’s mobile phone operators of regulatory measures if the operators do not allow their subscribers to take the newly launched mobile number portability service smoothly....

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    Economists question quality, inclusiveness of GDP growth

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    Economists on Tuesday raised questions about the quality and inclusiveness of country’s gross domestic product growth as the number of poor people in the country was still high amid lack of quality employment and stagnation in the private sector investment....

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    Carmakers step up warnings over disorderly Brexit

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    Carmakers ratcheted up their Brexit warnings on Tuesday, with France’s PSA Group and Germany’s BMW both saying UK production would suffer if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal....

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    Oil trades near 4yr peak ahead of Iran sanctions

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    Oil prices steadied near their highest since November 2014 on Tuesday as markets braced for tighter supply once US sanctions against Iran kick in next month....

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    Towhidul becomes SIBL AMD

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    Kazi Towhidul Alam joined as additional managing director of Social Islami Bank Limited on Monday, said a press release.

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    Japan car makers welcome N America trade deal, but US export curbs a risk

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    Toyota, Nissan and Mazda welcomed on Tuesday the revised North America trade deal that left Japanese automakers unscathed but they may face a bumpy ride when Washington and Tokyo hold new talks on over $40 billion of annual US auto imports from Japan....

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    Trump hits Brazil, India commerce after clinching N American deal

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    Fresh from clinching an updated North American commerce pact, US president Donald Trump on Monday criticised Indian and Brazilian trade tactics, describing the latter as being ‘maybe the toughest in the world’ in terms of protectionism...

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    World stocks reverse course as Italy stress grips Europe again

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    World stocks went south and European assets sold off on Tuesday after anti-euro comments from an Italian party official weighed on the single currency and sent Italy’s bond yields up to multi-year highs....

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