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Dhaka drops GSP issue with USA, duty-free access sought

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Bangladesh has not raised the much-talked-about GSP issue in the Ticfa meeting with the United States on Wednesday but depicted a 'bright and prospective' economic picture that Bangladesh will have over the next 10-20 years.
"It's a new and dynamic Bangladesh what you (US) are seeing today. This Bangladesh belongs to the new gen-eration and this Bangladesh will be more dynamic day by day," Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque told re-porters apparently showing Bangladesh's...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rise

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Beijing, May 16 (AP) - Chinese stocks sank Tuesday after April economic activity weakened and other major Asian markets were little-changed following Wall Street's spurt on higher oil prices.
KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.7 percent to 3,068.24 points and Hong Kong's Hang Seng...

Asian shares gain, shrug off cyberattack, NK missile launch

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Tokyo, May 15 (AP) - Shares were higher Monday in Asia, despite worries of disruptions from the "WannaCry" ransomware cyberattack over the weekend. Yet another missile launch by North Korea also appeared to have little impact, while upbeat talk on trade and infrastructure investment at a...

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