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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....

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    Sears aims to close up to 150 stores in bankruptcy

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

    Sears Holdings Corp is planning to close up to 150 of its department and discount stores and keep at least another 300 open as part of a plan to restructure under US bankruptcy protection, people familiar with the matter said Friday....

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    FID asks SoBs to suspend master-roll appointments

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:13am on October 14, 2018

    Financial Institution Division has asked all state-owned banks to suspend appointments on master roll, said the division officials....

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    BGMEA, BKMEA dilly-dallying with govt order to stop UD

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:10am on October 14, 2018

    BGMEA and BKMEA, the two associations of the country’s apparel exporters, have failed to comply with the government directive to stop issuing Utilisation Declaration to 219 non-compliant readymade garment factories in three weeks....

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    IMF members pledge not to go for competitive currency devaluations

    Reuters . Indonesia | Updated at 02:07am on October 14, 2018

    China’s top central banker on Saturday pledged to keep the yuan currency’s value ‘broadly stable,’ a sign that Beijing may be trying to prevent a bruising trade dispute with the United States from spilling over into a currency war....