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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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    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....

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    Govt may waive TK 100 SIM replacement tax for MNP

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:45am on October 15, 2018

    The government in principle has decided to waive Tk 100 in taxes on the SIM cards which would be replaced with the mobile phone operators against mobile number portability service...

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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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    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....