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Bangladesh: Political unrest costs farm, farm-based industries $1.5 billion

December 31, 2013 - 6:00am

Bangladesh's farm and farm-based sectors are likely to have suffered losses of at least 118 billion Bangladeshi takas ($1.5 billion) because of the ongoing political unrest in the country, Bangladeshi newspaper The Financial Express reported.

The losses were because of an embargo on transportation and 41 days of blockades. Rice mills and their sub-dealers suffered nearly BDT 34.5 billion in losses, Bangladesh Auto Major and Husking Mills Owners Association convener K.M. Layek Ali said.

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