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    Trump hits Brazil, India commerce after clinching N American deal

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    Fresh from clinching an updated North American commerce pact, US president Donald Trump on Monday criticised Indian and Brazilian trade tactics, describing the latter as being ‘maybe the toughest in the world’ in terms of protectionism...

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    World stocks reverse course as Italy stress grips Europe again

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    World stocks went south and European assets sold off on Tuesday after anti-euro comments from an Italian party official weighed on the single currency and sent Italy’s bond yields up to multi-year highs....

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    Net foreign investment at DSE rises after 5 months

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

    The net foreign portfolio investment at Dhaka Stock Exchange snapped a five-month negative run in September as the overseas investors went for bargain hunting in the bearish market.

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    Dhaka stocks end flat in volatile trading

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:59am on October 02, 2018

    Dhaka stocks ended flat on Monday as a section of investors went on with bargain hunting while many others remained cautious ahead of the general election....

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    Accord submits 6-phase exit plan without timeframe

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 01:58am on October 02, 2018

    Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a platform of European brands and buyers engaged in readymade garment sector in Bangladesh, has submitted to the government a plan involving six phases without setting any timeframe to wind up its operations from the country...

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    MNP to improve cos’ service quality: BTRC

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:56am on October 02, 2018

    The much-awaited mobile number portability service was launched Monday morning in Bangladesh. The MNP service allows mobile phone subscribers to change operators keeping their existing numbers unchanged....

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    NBR to set up tax unit for foreign cos

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 01:54am on October 02, 2018

    National Board of Revenue has decided to set up a separate unit to handle income tax files of foreign companies operating in Bangladesh....

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    IMF worried about bad loans, governance in SCBs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:53am on October 02, 2018

    The visiting International Monetary Fund officials on Monday expressed concern over the growing non-performing loans in the state-owned commercial banks in absence of good governance, at a meeting with officials of Financial Institution Division....

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    European, Asian factory growth sputters on weakening exports

    Reuters . Bengaluru/Tokyo | Updated at 01:52am on October 02, 2018

    Growth in factory activity slowed across Europe and Asia in September, with export orders weakening before the latest escalation in the US-China trade conflict, in another sign the global economy is shifting into lower gear....

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    Vietnam’s first domestic car manufacturer bets big

    Reuters . Vietnam | Updated at 01:51am on October 02, 2018

    At a time when auto companies in the developed world are facing a squeeze on their profits from cash-rich tech firms, Vietnam is betting car-making can be a ticket to a more prosperous economy, just as it was for the likes of Japan and South Korea....