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    Saudi currency at weakest in two years on Khashoggi case

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Saudi Arabia’s currency fell to its lowest level in two years and its international bond prices slipped on Monday over fears that foreign investment inflows could shrink as Riyadh faces pressure over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi....

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    As companies embrace AI, it’s a job- seekers’ market

    Reuters . San Francisco | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Dozens of employers looking to hire the next generation of tech employees descended on the University of California, Berkeley in September to meet students at an electrical engineering and computer science career fair....

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    World stocks hit again as Saudi tensions swirl

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    World markets turned tail again on Monday, as a bounceback in oil prices and rising tensions between Western powers and Saudi Arabia added to a cocktail of concerns that battered global stocks last week....

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    SoftBank’s Saudi ties unnerve investors

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    SoftBank Group Corp saw its shares drop on Monday as fallout from the disappearance of a Saudi journalist spread to the Japanese conglomerate, whose nearly $100 billion Vision Fund is almost half financed by Saudi Arabia....

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    Trade deficit jumps by 19pc in Jul-Aug

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:44am on October 15, 2018

    Country’s trade deficit in July-August of the current financial year 2018-19 soared by 19.30 per cent compared with the same period of last FY due to continuous rise in import payments....

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    Dhaka stocks rise on financial sector gains

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on October 15, 2018

    Dhaka stocks on Sunday posted moderate gains, after falling in the previous two sessions, as some investors went on bargain hunting purchase of shares of the financial sector while others booked profit from the energy sector....

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    Policy changes needed for faster, automated payment systems: experts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:50am on October 15, 2018

    Experts and stakeholders on Sunday suggested for changes in relevant acts and policies for making payment systems faster and fully automated....

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    Seeds of next global financial crisis being sown, top officials warn

    Agence France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 12:49am on October 15, 2018

    Rising US interest rates, tanking emerging market currencies and a bitter US-China trade spat could push the world towards its next financial crisis but there is still time to avert disaster, global finance chiefs have said....

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    GP launches 013 number series

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:47am on October 15, 2018

    Leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone on Sunday launched a new number series with 013 prefix....

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    B’desh, India start testing auto doc processing in land port

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:47am on October 15, 2018

    Bangladesh and India have decided to run a feasibility study on introducing automatic document processing and record management of export-import cargos for faster clearance of goods at Petrapole-Benapole customs houses....