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Monday, February 15, 2016
More than 200,000 undocumented Bangladeshi migrants in Malaysia are set to be regularized, with the legalization procedure expected to begin this week.
Coca-Cola suspended bottling at three plants in India, including one in the parched northwest where farmers have been protesting the company's use of dwindling groundwater reserves.
Bangladeshi handicrafts get global recognition for certified fair trade
Four Bangladeshi handicraft producers and organizations have been certified as "guaranteed fair trade organizations" for meeting the growing demand for ethical and sustainable products.
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Indonesian lawmakers are expected to pass a new tax amnesty aimed at encouraging wealthy citizens with billions of dollars in assets abroad to come clean with the taxman.
US body applauds Bangladesh's factory inspection method
The American Apparel and Footwear Association, the largest trade body in the U.S. for garment and footwear retailers, has praised Bangladesh's unified code for factory safety inspections.
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The stock prices of Japan Post Holdings Co. and its two financial units have been hovering at a low level recently due to investors' concerns about the declining yields of government bonds, the main investment vehicles for the financial units.
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Values of Japan Post stocks sink below IPO levels
Shares in the mobile payment services company Square rose sharply Friday after Visa disclosed the details of its ownership stake in the company.
Myspace still exists? It does, and the company that owns the once-ubiquitous social network is being bought by Time Inc. to help the magazine publisher target ads.
ATM fraud cases rattle banks in Bangladesh
Instances of ATM card fraud in Bangladesh have forced banks to take precautionary measures, including temporarily shutting down transactions through the national payment switch (NPS), to safeguard the interests of clients.
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Germany's Deutsche Bank is offering to buy back more than US$5 billion worth of its own bonds in a show of financial strength after markets sold off its stock.
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