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    E-CAB seeks VAT waiver for 5 years

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on June 26, 2019

    E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh on Tuesday demanded that the National Board of Revenue should exempt e-commerce businesses from value added tax for at least five years otherwise the...

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    EU watchdogs demand detail on Facebook’s cryptocurrency

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:15am on June 26, 2019

    Facebook’s fledgling cryptocurrency faced mounting scrutiny on Tuesday as European central bankers and regulators demanded more detail on the social media giant’s Libra...

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    Hackers hit global telecoms in espionage campaign: cyber research firm

    Reuters . Tel Aviv | Updated at 12:16am on June 26, 2019

    Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company...

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    Monsoon covers most parts of cane, cotton, soya bean fields in India

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:17am on June 26, 2019

    Monsoon rains have covered most parts of cane, cotton, and soya bean fields in western India and some parts of rice-sowing areas in central and northern India, the country’s...

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    Gold at 6-year high as financial, political tensions converge

    Reuters | Updated at 12:20am on June 26, 2019

    Gold scaled a six-year peak on Tuesday as a weaker dollar, prospects of monetary easing by the US Federal Reserve and simmering US-Iran tensions continued to stoke bullish sentiment...

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    China May rare earth magnet exports to US jump amid threat of restrictions

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:26am on June 26, 2019

    China’s exports of rare earth magnets to the United States rose more than 20 per cent in May from the previous month to their highest since at least 2016, data released by the General Administration of...

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    Huawei’s US research arm builds separate identity

    Reuters | Updated at 12:28am on June 26, 2019

    The US-based research arm of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd - Futurewei Technologies Inc - has moved to separate its operations from its corporate parent since the US government in May put Huawei on a trade blacklist...

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    Agri secy says US farmers are ‘casualties’ of trade war

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:29am on June 26, 2019

    US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue acknowledged that American farmers are ‘casualties’ of president Donald Trump’s trade war with China, according to an interview broadcast...