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    Thai trade fair begins Wednesday

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2019

    A four-day Thailand Trade Fair begins on Wednesday in Dhaka to exhibit Thai products aiming at strengthening the country’s relationship with Bangladesh....

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    Malaysia threatens EU fighter jet boycott over palm oil

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2019

    Malaysia may retaliate against an EU plan to curb palm oil use by purchasing new fighter jets from China instead of European arms companies, its leader said Sunday....

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    Sri Lanka opens work on $3.85b refinery near strategic port

    Agence France-Presse . Hambantota | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2019

    Sri Lanka began construction Sunday of a nearly $4 billion oil refinery it hopes will revive foreign interest in its shipping facilities after Beijing’s takeover of a nearby port spooked international investors....

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    Abu Dhabi aims to lure start-ups with investment in new technology hub

    Reuters . Abu Dhabi | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2019

    Abu Dhabi will commit up to 1 billion dirhams ($272 million) to support technology start-ups, it said on Sunday, in a dedicated hub as part of efforts to diversify its economy....

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    Italy endorses China’s Belt and Road plan in 1st for a G7 nation

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    Italy on Saturday signed a ‘non-binding’ protocol with China to take part in Beijing’s new ‘Silk Road’ (Belt and Road initiative) of transport and trade links stretching from Asia to Europe....

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    US airlines sending teams to review Boeing 737 MAX upgrade

    Reuters . Chicago | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    The three US airlines that own Boeing Co’s 737 MAX are meeting the US manufacturer this weekend to review a software upgrade for the jet that has suffered two fatal crashes in five months, officials from the airlines told Reuters....

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    EU to drop threat of Huawei ban but wants 5G risks monitored

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    The European Commission will next week urge EU countries to share more data to tackle cybersecurity risks related to 5G networks but will ignore US calls to ban Huawei Technologies, four people familiar with the matter said on Friday....

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    Dhaka stocks post longest-ever weekly bear run

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    Dhaka stocks dropped further in the past week, stretching the losing spell to a record eighth week, as investors, baffled by the relentless fall, went into panic sales to avoid further losses....

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    DIFE pays less importance in inspecting non-RMG factories

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    Factory inspectors take less interest in inspecting factories and establishments outside the Ready Made Garment sector in the country, according to a government report....

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    State-sponsored cyberattacks on banks on the rise

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    Cyberattacks on financial institutions are increasingly being linked to nation-states, resulting in destructive and disruptive damages rather than just theft, according to a report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace....

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