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    GP sells more than 1 lakh connections with 013 prefix in 4 days

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    More than 1 lakh customers have opted for 013 series connections of Grameenphone in four days since the launch of the new number series, said a GP press release issued on Thursday....

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    BGMEA moves to scrap term limit of its board directors

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association has taken a move to lift the bar on contesting in its executive committee election after serving the offices for three consecutive terms or six successive years....

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    Stocks end flat as banks save the day

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    Dhaka stocks ended flat on Thursday as bank scrips’ gains outweighed fall in majority of the traded scrips amid investors’ cautious sentiment ahead of the national polls....

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    Sri Lanka reverses $300m China housing deal ahead of PM’s India visit

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    Sri Lanka has reversed a decision to award a $300-million housing deal to China in favour of a joint venture with an Indian company, the government said, ahead of a visit by the prime minister to its South Asian neighbour....

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    US pulling out of UN pact on postal deliveries

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    The Trump administration will begin withdrawing from a United Nations pact that offered low rates for foreign postal deliveries of small packages in the United States, the latest move to challenge practices it sees as unfairly advantageous to China....

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    Japan’s firms fret over potential hit from trade woes, BOJ warns

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 11:03pm on October 18, 2018

    Many Japanese companies have avoided a direct hit from escalating trade frictions so far, but they increasingly worry their business will be impacted, central bank officials said on Thursday....

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    At Facebook, public funds join push to remove Zuckerberg as chairman

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    Four major US public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset managers....

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    PIA delays salaries as monthly losses hit $15m: paper

    Reuters . Karachi | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    Troubled national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is suffering operational losses of 2 billion rupees ($15 million) each month and has had trouble paying employees this month, the Dawn newspaper said on Thursday....

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