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UK retail sales bounce back in January

Retail sales bounced back sharply in January, rising by 1% on the previous month, official figures showed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the amount of goods sold rose by 1%, after falling by 0.7% in December, with discounts ...

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29 Bangladeshi apparel makers take part in Paris Texworld

A total of 29 Bangladeshi apparel, fabric and leather manufacturers took part in the four-day Texworld or Apparel Sourcing Paris that ended in Paris on Thursday.   Additional Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh visited the show and appreciated Bangladeshi entrepreneurs. ...

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Food industry warns Gove on Brexit ‘crisis’

The UK food industry has threatened to stop co-operating with government policy consultations, saying it is busy trying to stave off the “catastrophic impact” of a no-deal Brexit. The warning came in a letter to Environment Secretary Michael Gove from ...

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FBCCI Election will be held on 27 April

Election Board and Election Appeal Board formed Election of the Board of Directors (2019-2021) of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) will be held on 27 April 2019.   The Election Board and the Election Appeal ...

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UK plays down concerns over Brexit as Sony quits HQ

The British government on Wednesday played down concerns that Brexit is scaring away businesses after Sony said it was moving its European headquarters to the Netherlands amid a bitter political stalemate in London.   With just over two months to ...

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Honda launches new bikes in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Honda Private Limited (BHL) on Friday launched two new models of motorcycle for the country’s market at a ceremony in the city. The company’s managing director and CEO Yuichiro Ishii launched the bikes — Honda Livonia and Dream Neo—both ...

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Pound rises after ‘meaningful’ Brexit vote

The pound has risen after MPs voted to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal by 230 votes. The vote opens up a range of outcomes, including no deal, a renegotiation of Mrs May’s deal, or a second referendum.   Sterling rose ...

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Trade war delaying Chinese automaker’s US plans

Photo: The GAC Entranze concept electric vehicle is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Detroit, Mich. Detroit, Jan 15 : The U.S.-China trade war has delayed but not derailed Chinese automaker GAC Motor’s ...

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Month-long Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair starts today

The 24th Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) has kicked off on Wednesday at the Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, adjacent to Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka. President M Abdul Hamid inaugurated the month-long fair organised jointly by the Commerce Ministry and ...

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Bangladesh ranked 41st-largest economy in 2019

Bangladesh has been ranked 41st among the largest economies in the world in 2019, stepping up from 43rd-place last year, according to a study published by the UK- based economic consultancy Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). The 10th ...

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