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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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    Alibaba hits another ‘Singles Day’ order record of $30.7b

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

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba filled a record $30.7 billion in orders on Sunday during its annual ‘Singles Day’ shopping frenzy, but growth slowed from previous...

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    China-backed trade deal centre stage at summit as US retreats

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

    World leaders will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a...

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    Summit Power receives ICSB gold award

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

    Summit Power has been awarded the gold award at ‘ICSB National Award’ for corporate governance excellence in ‘the fuel and power companies’ category, said a...

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    Returning Cubans boost island’s real estate market

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

    In shorts and wearing shoes but no socks, Mauricio Garcia could pass for a tourist as he strolls around Old Havana. But he’s as Cuban...

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    Honda starts its manufacturing in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on November 12, 2018

    Bangladesh Honda Private Limited (BHL), the Japanese Honda Motor Company’s joint venture in Bangladesh, has started motorcycle manufacturing in Bangladesh at its new factory in...

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