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AEI | Quick Facts about Bangladesh

Official Name People's Republic of Bangladesh
Capital Dhaka
Location Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India
Area total: 144,000 sq km land: 133,910 sq km water: 10,090 sq km
Climate tropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October)
Terrain mostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in southeast
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Jamuna Oil sold off its 1.58.200 shares on debut

Bangladesh state-owned oil marketing company Jamuna Oil increased about 95 times from its face value on debut Wednesday.

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Cheap Rice for Bangladesh Workers

The government in Bangladesh has decided to cut the price of rice by as much as 15 percent for millions of garment workers in the country.

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DSE Index Back Above 2600-mark as Stocks Rally

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) rallied passed the 2600-mark as stocks continued to rally for the second-straight day.

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Bangladesh: Govt to Take Steps For Improving Communication System

Bangladesh's Communication minister has announced plans to improve the country's communication system in an effort to further expand trace and commerce within the country.

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US Fund Invests $67m in Bangladesh

Bangladesh's second biggest drug maker, Beximco Pharmaceutical, has received a $67 million investment from a US equity fund to boost production and exports.

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Asia Pharma Expo-2009 kicks off in Bangladesh's capital

The 2009 Asia Pharma Expo has begun in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka.

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Trade Agreements

Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries

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ChileChile
ColombiaColombia
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EcuadorEcuador
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The Global System of Trade Preferences arose out of the United Nations Group of 77. The Group first appeared interested in 1976 to develop a global system of trade for developing countries. Over years of negotiations, the agreement was signed by the participating members of the Group of 77. The members are currently looking to expand their economic ties to other developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa. http://www.unctadxi.org/templates/Page____6207.aspx

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South Asian Free Trade Area

Introduced at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit, the South Asian Free Trade Area created a free trading zone that reaches 1.4 billion people.   The SAFTA contains zero customs duty on practically all products. http://www.saarc-sec.org/data/summit12/saftaagreement.pdf

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Trade Organizations

Bay of Bengal Iniative for MultiSectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for MultiSectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia. The member nations of this group are: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.

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Centre on Intergrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP)

The Centre for Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) is a regional intergovernmental and autonomus organization

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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic and political organization of eight countries in Southern Asia. It was established on December 8, 1985 by India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan. In April 2007, at the Association's 14th summit, Afghanistan became its eighth member.

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