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    NBR relaxes submission of plant quarantine certificate

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2018

    National Board of Revenue has relaxed submission of plant quarantine certificate for customs assessment of imported cotton to expedite import process....

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    Dhaka International Trade Fair begins Jan 9

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 08:07pm on November 29, 2018

    The month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair 2019 will begin from January 9 instead of January 1 due to upcoming parliamentary elections. Export Promotion Bureau director...

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    German police raid Deutsche Bank in 'Panama Papers' graft probe

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 04:55pm on November 29, 2018

    German prosecutors raided several Deutsche Bank offices in the Frankfurt area Thursday over suspicions of money laundering based on revelations from the 2016 ‘Panama Papers’...

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    Pepsi, Coca Cola to invest $1.4b in Pakistan: govt

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2018

    Pepsi and Coca Cola are set to invest $1.4 billion in Pakistan in coming years, a statement from prime minister Imran Khan’s office said, after...

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    Asia stocks mostly up on hopes for crunch Trump-Xi trade talks

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2018

    Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday on hopes for a positive outcome from Donald Trump’s high-stakes trade talks with Xi Jinping, while dovish comments from the Federal Reserve’s number-two suggested the bank could slow its pace of interest rate hikes....

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    Shamsul reelected REHAB president, Shaon senior VP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2018

    Alamgir Shamsul Alamin and Nurun Nabi Chowdhury Shaon were reelected unopposed as president and senior vice-president of Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh for next two years....

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    India govt to run power play at next RBI board meeting

    Reuters . Mumbai/ New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2018

    For all the cordiality on show at the end of Reserve Bank of India’s last board meeting, tensions could re-surface when it next gathers on Dec. 14 as the government aims to ramp up pressure for changes in the way the central bank operates....

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    Asian firms set for first quarterly profit drop since mid-2016

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2018

    Holiday-quarter profit at Asian companies is likely to drop for the first time in more than two years, following a small rise in the July-September period, as slowing exports, falling factory output and the Sino-US trade war take their toll....

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    Accord to shift operations to Amsterdam if it is closed down in Bangladesh

    Reuters . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2018

    A group set up by European fashion brands to improve factory safety in Bangladesh has sought a stay on a court order that calls for its local operations to end this week, its executive director said on Wednesday....

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    Dhaka stocks inch down as investors remain cautious

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2018

    Dhaka stocks inched down on Wednesday amid a decreased turnover as investors were assessing risk factors ahead of the upcoming national election while a section of investors continued buying shares in the cheap at the bearish market....