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Terrorism threatens growth in the 'world's sewing factory'

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A garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh   © Reuters

NEW DELHI The terrorist attack on a cafe in Dhaka on July 1 not only claimed 20 civilian lives, it has also shaken public trust in the security measures adopted by the government of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The shock of the attack was magnified by its location: the capital's embassy area, where security is considered tight. Doubts about public security could act as a drag on the Bangladeshi economy if foreign companies, particularly those in the garment industry, start to think twice about doing business in the South Asian country.

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