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Entrepreneurs bring new life to Old Havana

With more Cubans being allowed to start up restaurants, hotels and shops, the beautiful colonial quarter is getting a much-needed injection of new blood Though being immaculately restored by the government, the colonial streets and squares of Old Havana until ...

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Bangladeshi companies lure farmers to grow tobacco

Cultivators have brought more than 1,000 hectares of land under tobacco farming in different areas in the Chittagong hill districts ignoring widespread campaign by the government and NGOs against tobacco cultivation. Tobacco cultivation in the hill districts began decades back, ...

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Dhaka Apparel Summit-2014 kicks off tomorrow

Target export earnings to $50bn by 2021 AGENCY The first ever ‘Dhaka Apparel Summit 2014’ begins tomorrow at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) aiming at preparing a roadmap to fetch $50 billion by 2021 from apparel export. Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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Oil drops below $70 after Saudi cut

Brent crude fell close to $69 a barrel on Friday, putting it on track for a second weekly decline, as cuts to official selling prices from Saudi Arabia reverberated across the market. Some analysts said the Saudi cuts to monthly ...

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European markets wait for Draghi

European markets are treading cautiously ahead of eurozone central bank decisions due later today on interest rates and the need for fresh stimulus for the region’s economy. The ECB rate decisions, at 12.45pm London time, are followed by its president ...

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Non-leather footwear: new export hope

Bangladesh is emerging as a leading supplier of non-leather footwear for low prices and good quality, according to industry people. The country is now supplying sports shoes, sandals, flip-flops and boots to a number of leading global retailers including H&M, ...

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