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    Japan’s firms fret over potential hit from trade woes, BOJ warns

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 11:03pm on October 18, 2018

    Many Japanese companies have avoided a direct hit from escalating trade frictions so far, but they increasingly worry their business will be impacted, central bank officials said on Thursday....

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    Japan exports fall for first time since 2016 as trade war fears mount

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    Japan’s exports fell in September for the first time since 2016 as shipments to the United States and China declined, likely impeding third quarter economic growth and adding to concerns about the broadening impact of an escalating Sino-US trade war...

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    Dhaka stocks fall amid topsy-turvy trading

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:06am on October 18, 2018

    Dhaka stocks on Wednesday fell marginally again in typical pre-elections nervy trading after rising moderately in the previous day, said market operators....

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    BSEC lifts trading suspension on Monno Jute Stafflers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:06am on October 18, 2018

    Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday lifted suspension on trading of Monno Jute Stafflers’ shares sending the company to the spot market....

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    NBR faces problem in collecting tax from soft, energy drinks

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:05am on October 18, 2018

    National Board of Revenue has requested Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution to set specific standards of soft drinks, energy drinks and malt beverages for facilitating the revenue board to collect taxes properly....

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    PM invites Saudi businesses to invest in B’desh

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Riyadh | Updated at 02:03am on October 18, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday invited the Saudi entrepreneurs to come to Bangladesh with business and technology for mutual benefits as well as shared profit and prosperity, assuring them of her government’s full support and cooperation in this regard....

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    Bangladesh ranks poorly in global competitiveness index of WEF

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:01am on October 18, 2018

    Bangladesh ranks poorly in Global Competitiveness Index of World Economic Forum in 2018 mainly due to inadequate progress in most of its indicators....

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    Dhaka, Ctg-centric dev policy fuels inequality: economists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:57am on October 18, 2018

    Economists on Wednesday said that the development policy centering two major cities, Dhaka and Chottogram, was hindering equal development and creating earnings disparity with other parts of the country....

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    Cambodia garment workers fear EU trade threat but producers optimistic

    Reuters . Phnom Penh | Updated at 01:54am on October 18, 2018

    A European Union decision to ramp up trade pressure on Cambodia has alarmed unions in its garment industry, a pillar of the economy that employs about 700,000 people, but a key grouping of manufacturers said the risk would take months to materialise....

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    EU pushes for approval of trade agreement with Vietnam

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 01:53am on October 18, 2018

    The European Commission submitted for approval on Wednesday a free trade agreement with Vietnam, its first comprehensive open markets deals with a developing Asian country....