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  Volume: XXIII, Issue No. 17 April 16-30, 2014  


China, Asia-Pacific, will power world tourism
Madrid (AFP) : The Asia-Pacific region, led by China, will be the main force driving world tourism in the next 10 years, a consultancy survey forecast on April 2. The tourism industry as a whole will grow faster than overall economic activity, the survey estimated. "The major trend is the continued growth in Asia, that is really driving the global travel industry forward," economist Andrew Tessler at Oxford Economics which published the survey, said. "Overall, globally, the industry is growin. More...
Foreign exchange reserve crosses US$20b
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : For the first time in the history of Bangla-desh, the foreign exchange reserve crossed US$20 billion mark on April 10 with US$20.03 billion. The reserve is 41 per cent higher than US$14.22 billion on April 10, 2013. With the huge foreign exchange reserve, it will be possible to meet import bills for more than six months, according to sources at the Bangladesh Bank. The central bank attributed the forex reserve boost to increased inflow of foreign currency following . More...
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