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    Wall St week ahead: transportation stocks’ bull run may slow

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    The US transportation sector, which many see as a proxy indicator of the economy’s health, has retreated 3.1 per cent from its Sept 14 record, hinting to some analysts that the longest bull market on record has entered its late stages....

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    US advertising firms grapple with ‘Me Too’

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Some of corporate America’s dirty secrets were aired this week at a conference that overlapped the anniversary of the ‘Me Too’ movement and the contentious debate over Brett Kavanaugh, who was confirmed as the latest Supreme Court justice on Saturday....

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    Japan cheesemakers fret over EU trade deal

    Agence France-Presse . Japan | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    It was three decades ago, but Kazuhiko Ochiai still remembers his first taste of cheese when he visited France, a palate pleaser that inspired the former researcher to start producing his own variety in Japan....

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    IMF gathers in quake-hit Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Bali | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Rising protectionism, vulnerable emerging markets and record debt levels: The IMF holds its annual meeting this week in earthquake-stricken Indonesia, as it shines a light on tremors in the global economy....

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    China further cuts banks’ reserve requirements as trade war imperils growth

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    China’s central bank on Sunday announced a steep cut in the level of cash that banks must hold as reserves, stepping up moves to lower financing costs and spur growth amid concerns over the economic drag from an escalating trade dispute with the United States....

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    Afghanistan signs big mining deals

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Afghan officials have signed contracts for two major mining projects in northern Afghanistan, pushing ahead with plans to develop the country’s mineral reserves but drawing criticism over the involvement of a former minister in the project....

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    BIFFL green and PPP convention, expo end

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    The 3-day BIFFL Green and PPP Convention and Expo 2018 ended in Dhaka at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Saturday and in Chottogram at GEC Convention Centre on Sunday, said a press release....

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    Govt to give Tk 80 crore in agriculture incentive

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    The government will give seed and chemical fertiliser worth nearly Taka 80 crore among the country’s small and marginal farmers free of cost under the agricultural incentive programme....

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    Canada keen to develop trade relations with Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Canada is very much keen to boost its bilateral trade relations with Bangladesh as it has expressed interest to have regular meetings and undertake mutual initiatives among the private sectors of both the countries....

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    Bangladesh, Brazil agree to sign Free Trade Agreement

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday said Bangladesh and Brazil have agreed to form a joint chamber of commerce and sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to boost bilateral trade and commerce....

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