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Bangladesh business community protests US$10b losses

They call for end to the opposition-led strikes and nationwide transport blockade led by opposition leader

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The garment sector, the mainstay of the economy, has alone lost nearly US$4 billion as the campaign halts exports to Western retailers who are being forced to look to other countries to fill orders.

Dhaka

THOUSANDS of business leaders protested in the Bangladesh capital on Sunday against a month-long campaign of anti-government violence that they say has cost the economy nearly US$10 billion.

Garment factory owners and other business leaders joined hands and waved national