Trade & Commerce

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    A month into US govt shutdown, the economy blinks first

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on January 20, 2019

    After four weeks, the partial shutdown of the US government has begun to rattle the world’s largest economy, particularly hitting consumer sentiment, a mainstay of...

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    Germany, China pledge to open markets, deepen financial cooperation

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on January 20, 2019

    Germany and China on Friday signed agreements to strengthen coordination in banking, finance and capital markets, and pledged to further open market access and deepen...

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    Vegetable oil prices to rise $50-$100 per tonne by June: analyst

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on January 20, 2019

    Prices of vegetable oils including palm oil are set to rise by $50-$100 per tonne by June, according to a forecast by industry analyst James...

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    Japan Inc profits under siege from China slowdown

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    Two prominent Japanese electronics and equipment makers warned of profit declines over the past week due to the impact of the US-Sino trade war, stoking...

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    EU to hit Chinese e-bikes imports with tariffs

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    The European Union will impose duties from Saturday on Chinese electric bicycles to curb cheap imports which European producers say benefit from unfair subsidies and...

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    Newly listed cos perform poorly after debut surge in 2018

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    Most of the newly listed companies failed to maintain positive vibe after their initial surge in 2018 as the investors’ abnormal hype surrounding the newly...

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    Crises aplenty, but few leaders to attend Davos

    Reuters . Milan | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    An array of crises will keep several world leaders away from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos next week, which takes place against a...

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    Businesses cry out for Brexit clarity

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    Business leaders in Britain and beyond warned on Wednesday of catastrophic job losses and chaos at ports if the country does not agree a European...

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    Sheltech organises ready apartment fair

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    Sheltech, a real estate company of Bangladesh, has organised a ‘Ready Apartment Fair’ at Sheltech Bithika at Mirpur in Dhaka in January 17 – 19,...

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    Zhejiang Int’l Trade B’desh exhibition begins at plastic fair

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    Zhejiang International Trade (Bangladesh) Exhibition Company Limited on Thursday opened booths at the 14th Bangladesh International Plastic, Printing and Packaging Industry Fair that began at...

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