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Bangladesh enjoys foreign investment tailwind for economic boom

Japan and China lead surge as consumption-dependent growth takes step forward

A shopping district in Dhaka. Private consumption comprises about 75% of Bangladesh’s more than $300 billion economy. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

DHAKA -- Soaring foreign investment in Bangladesh is giving an added push to the country's booming economy, as multinational companies look to harness its strong domestic demand.

With a population of 168 million, more than a third of whom are 25 years old or younger, and a strategic location in South Asia, Bangladesh is viewed by foreign investors as a strong growth market.

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