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    Swadhinata Parishad unveils manifesto

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Swadhinata Parishad, a panel contesting BGMEA elections, launched its 12-point election manifesto on Thursday promising revival of the image of the country’s readymade garment sector at home and in abroad through appointing lobbyist....

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    Dhaka stocks fall for 2nd day as bear run dampens investors’ mood

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Dhaka stocks dropped for the second day on Thursday with the turnover at Dhaka Stock Exchange falling below Tk 400 crore after three months as a prolonged bearish trend at the market dampened the investors’ mood....

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    Top bankers back London as financial hub whatever Brexit outcome

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

    London will be central to global financial markets whatever shape Britain’s exit deal from the European Union (EU) takes, senior players in British banking said on Thursday....

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    Strong rupee pushes India rice export prices to 7-month high

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

    Rice export prices in India rose to their highest level in more than seven months as the rupee appreciated, denting demand, while trading companies in Vietnam increased domestic buying to fulfil new overseas deals....

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    4.58 lakh farmers to get free inputs for aus cultivation

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    The government will distribute agricultural inputs for free to 4,58,226 small and marginal farmers for cultivation of summer season Aus crop that begins next month....

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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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    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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    Govt to promote district tourism

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    State minister for aviation and tourism M Mahbub Ali on Thursday said the government had taken a plan to promote all districts as individual tourist attractions for both domestic and international tourists....

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