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    Finland to investigate Nokia-branded phones after data breach

    Reuters . Helsinki | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Finland’s data protection ombudsman said on Thursday he would investigate whether Nokia-branded phones had breached data rules after a report said the handsets sent information to China....

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    Pakistan eyes $900m investment deals during Malaysian PM visit

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Pakistan is set to sign deals worth $900 million in telecoms, information technology during a three day visit by Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, a senior official said on Thursday....

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    ADB, PRAN sign $14.2m loan deal

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday signed a $14.2 million loan agreement to support the expansion plans of Sylvan Agriculture Limited (SAL), a sister concern of PRAN-RFL Group (PRAN) company, to enhance inclusive agribusiness by lifting incomes and skills of farmers particularly women in Bangladesh....

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    Google fined $1.7b for search ad blocks in 3rd EU sanction

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    Google was fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) on Wednesday for blocking rival online search advertisers, the third large European Union antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business in two only years....

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    US-Bangla starts flight to Chennai March 31

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    US-Bangla Airlines, one of the country’s private airlines, is set to spread its wings to Chennai as the first ever Bangladeshi carrier from March 31 for increasing connectivity with the southern part of India....

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    Tipu seeks more Japanese investment to expedite development

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    More Japanese investment would expedite the development of Bangladesh along with strengthening the longstanding relationship between Bangladesh and Japan, said commerce minister Tipu Munshi on Wednesday....

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    Dhaka stocks fall again amid lacklustre trading

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    Dhaka stocks returned to the negative zone on Wednesday amid lacklustre trading as investors went for selling shares in the bearish market amid worries over the financial sector....

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    SOBs losing int’l trade service business to foreign, private banks

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    Country’s state-owned commercial banks are losing their share in the international trade service business to foreign commercial banks (FCBs) and private commercial banks (PCBs) amid a gradual fall in their (SOBs) service quality, according to a research conducted by Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management....

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    SD waived on import of CKD motorcycle

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    National Board of Revenue has waived supplementary duty on import of complete knocked down motorcycles for category two producers to facilitate manufacturing ability instead of just assembling the parts....

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    3 trade bodies say apparel sector will be ruined if gas price hiked

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    Apparel sector trade bodies in the country on Wednesday demanded a waiver from the proposed gas price hike saying that such sudden and irrational price hike of the primary fuel would ruin the sector....

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