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    Collective approach needed for financial inclusion: experts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    Financial sector experts on Saturday emphasised a collective approach among regulators, financial institutions and development partners for ensuring financial inclusion of country’s people....

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    Mannan hopeful about attaining 9-10pc sustainable GDP growth

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    Planning minister MA Mannan on Saturday expressed the hope that Bangladesh would be able to reach about 9 to 10 per cent sustainable economic growth in the coming years with further reducing poverty and addressing inequality through utilising its large labour force....

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    Dhaka stocks dip for 3rd week as banks, GP plunge

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    Dhaka stocks dropped last week, stretching the losing streak to the third consecutive week, as investors continued selling shares of banks and Grameenphone but a strong gain in the share prices of textile and insurance companies kept the fall in check....

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    Kamal becomes Standard Bank EC chair

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    Standard Bank Limited sponsor and founder vice-president Kamal Mostafa Chowdhury has been elected as the chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors of the bank in its 307th meeting held recently, said a press release....

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    India proposes more than $12b of pollution-reducing incentives

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    India has proposed incentives worth 885 billion rupees ($12.4 billion) to encourage power plants to install equipment to curb emissions and to develop infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), a government statement said on Friday....

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    US drafts WTO reform to halt handouts for big and rich states

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    The United States proposed a reform of the World Trade Organisation on Friday that would slash the number of countries that are eligible for ‘special and differential treatment’, a plan likely to be resisted by China, India and other countries....

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    How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    More than a year of work to bring Amazon.com Inc’s headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended on Thursday with a couple of phone calls...

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    India’s newly launched fast train hits cattle hurdle

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    India’s first semi-high speed train broke down Saturday after colliding with a cow on the tracks, a day after prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new passenger service....

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