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    Karaoke office: Japan inc shifts to unusual workspaces

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2018

    From tiny one-person cubicles in underground stations to camping tents under towering skyscrapers and even karaoke clubs: in workaholic Japan, salarymen are never short of a place to work....

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    German business losing patience with limping Brexit talks

    Agence France-Presse . Germany | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2018

    With just under six months until Brexit day, German business is losing patience with negotiations ahead of a vital deadline, warning ever more stridently of the risks of a no-deal departure....

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    Emerging economies struggle to contain capital outflows

    Reuters . Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2018

    After suffering months of capital outflows, policy makers from emerging markets attending IMF-World Bank meetings in Indonesia had a message for leading economies: current monetary and trade policies risk undermining us all...

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    At IMF meetings, China’s globalisation agenda left behind in trade debate

    Reuters . Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2018

    Three days before US president Donald Trump took office in January 2017, Chinese president Xi Jinping portrayed Beijing as the champion and defender of globalisation at the Davos World Economic Forum amid rising fears of trade protectionism....

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    Egypt seeks to weave cotton renaissance

    Agence France-Presse . Egypt | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2018

    Treading carefully among his sprawling green plants in the Nile Delta, Egyptian farmer Fatuh Khalifa fills his arms with fluffy white cotton picked by his workers....

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    UK automation picks up as flow of European workers slows ahead of Brexit

    Reuters . England | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2018

    At Muller Precision Engineering’s plant in Redditch, south of Birmingham, James Gibbs is in charge of three clattering pieces of machinery older than he is....

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    Grameenphone introduces new number series ‘013’

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 08:45pm on October 14, 2018

    Grameenphone, a leading telecommunications service provider of the country on Sunday introduced a new number series '013,' alongside the existing '017' series.The new number series...

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    Power sector keeps stocks afloat for 2nd week

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:17am on October 14, 2018

    Dhaka stocks advanced marginally in the past week, stretching the gains to second week, mainly due to rise in share prices of power sector amid cautious trading....

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    5th mobile phone assembling plant starts operation

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Gazipur | Updated at 02:16am on October 14, 2018

    Inaugurating country’s fifth mobile phone assembling plant, posts, telecommunications and information technology minister Mustafa Jabbar has said ‘Made in Bangladesh’ is a national pride and outcome of the ‘digital Bangladesh’ campaign....

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    NBR moves to amend new VAT law before implementation

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 02:15am on October 14, 2018

    National Board of Revenue has taken a move to amend the now-suspended VAT and Supplementary Duty Act-2012 as a preparation for implementation of the law from July 2019....