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Political unrest costs Bangladesh's economy $1.4 billion

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Political unrest has caused Bangladesh's economy to suffer a loss of 110 billion Bangladeshi takas ($1.4 billion) in the current fiscal year, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said citing a World Bank survey, The Daily Star reported.

Mr. Muhith said some political parties observed 45 days of strikes and blockades during the last half of 2013. The unrest saw port activities come to a halt, communications disrupted and properties damaged, he said.

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