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    US posts slowest growth since 2011

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:32pm on January 27, 2017

    The US economy slowed sharply in the final three months of the year, the slowest pace since 2011, the Commerce Department reported on Friday...

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    WTO says $1t global trade treaty about to come into force

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 11:31pm on January 27, 2017

    A trade accord that will boost global exports by $1 trillion should come into force within two weeks, the head of the World Trade Organisation...

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    Tofail urges India to remove trade barriers

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:28pm on January 27, 2017

    Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Friday urged India to take steps so that tariff and non-tariff barriers cannot hinder bilateral trade...

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    Prices of soya bean oil, garlic go up

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:20pm on January 27, 2017

    The prices of soya bean oil and garlic went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. The prices of bottled soya...

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    Software exporters want cash incentive

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:56pm on January 26, 2017

    Software exporters on Thursday demanded cash incentive against exports of the item while the ministry of finance expressed strong reservation about such demand, officials said...

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    Japan businesses still cautious over security

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:54pm on January 26, 2017

    Japanese ambassador Masato Watanabe on Thursday said that the business community of his country wanted to strengthen business relations with Bangladesh but they were still...

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    Custom's role vital to curb smuggling: Muhith

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 10:45pm on January 27, 2017

    Finance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday said government’s earnings from customs sources were declining but its role especially in checking smuggling of money, drugs...

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    Asia-Pacific Business Forum begins in city Feb 8

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:31pm on January 26, 2017

    A two-day Asia-Pacific Business Forum begins in Dhaka on February 8 with a view to building regional integration in achieving sustainable development in line with...

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    Bill Gates could become world’s 1st trillionaire: Oxfam

    Press Trust of India . Houston | Updated at 11:48pm on January 25, 2017

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates will be world’s first trillionaire in the next 25 years, according to a new research...

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    Governance, enhancing capacity key to attain SDGs: seminar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:45pm on January 25, 2017

    Ensuring good governance and funding for implementation of Sustainable Development Goals will be great challenges in the context of gradual decline in international assistance to...

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