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    Muhith says all parties’ participation in polls good for economy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    Finance minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday ruled out any adverse impact on the county’s stock market and economy as all major political parties are expected...

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    Timeline for massive China-backed trade deal slips

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    The completion of the world’s largest trade deal — backed by Beijing and excluding the United States — has been pushed back to next year,...

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    Gulf economy recovering but faces oil volatility: IMF

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    Economic growth in the energy-rich Gulf will recover in 2018 from a contraction last year but remains vulnerable to volatility in crude oil prices, the...

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    Audi Q2, Q5 launched in Bangladesh

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    ‘Audi Q2’ and ‘Audi Q5’, two urban-type vehicle for everyday driving and combining a progressive design, have been launched in Bangladesh, said a press release...

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    Most Asian markets down as tech, energy firms take a hit

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    Technology firms fell in Asia Tuesday, tracking a deep sell-off in New York where Apple was hammered by worries about demand for its iPhones, while...

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    Call for open markets as world leaders gather in Singapore

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    Singapore’s prime minister made an impassioned plea Monday for open markets and warned ‘political pressures’ were driving countries apart, in a swipe at rising protectionism...

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    Vietnam ratifies TPP

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    Vietnam on Monday became the seventh country to ratify a sprawling Pacific trade pact set to come into effect later this year, despite US president...

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    BIFFL, BlueMount Capital sign MoU to get int’l finance

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited, a state-owned non-bank financial institution, and BlueMount Capital, an Australian-headquartered corporate finance house, signed an memorandum of understanding to collaborate...

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    Chances of Brexit deal this month fade

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    The already slim chance that a Brexit deal would be agreed this month receded still further on Monday as another EU meeting ended without a...

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    Cabinet okays draft bill to reform tariff commission

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    The cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of Bangladesh Tariff Commission (Amendment) Bill-2018 to strengthen the commission and widen the scope of its...

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