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    Biman achieves 5 stars in safety rating: official

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    Biman Bangladesh Airlines has entered into safe airlines pool after achieving five stars by an international aviation safety rating....

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    New BGMEA polls panel for leadership thru direct voting

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    Shawdhinata Parishad, a newly formed platform of BGMEA members, on Sunday announced that it would do everything to ensure participatory and competitive elections in the trade body for the greatest interest of the association....

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    China set to post slowest growth in 28yrs in 2018, more stimulus seen

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    China is expected to report on Monday that economic growth cooled to its slowest in 28 years in 2018 amid weakening domestic demand and bruising US tariffs, adding pressure on Beijing to roll out more support measures to avert a sharper slowdown....

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    Questions remain about Davos’ role to make the world better

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    Klaus Schwab, who founded the World Economic Forum (WEF), has said his childhood during World War II inspired him to build an organisation that would make the world a better place....

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    Shamsul becomes Standard Bank vice-chair

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    Mohammed Shamsul Alam has been elected as vice-chairman of Standard Bank, said a press release. He is the founder director of Standard Bank....

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    PNB execs sacked for lapses in $2b fraud in 1st firings

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    The government has sacked two executives of the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) for allegedly failing to prevent a $2 billion fraud, two sources said on Sunday, nearly a year after the country’s biggest bank scam came to light and also dragged the government into the controversy....

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    Wall Street wary of progressive Democrats on House finance body

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    Wall Street is bunkering down for a wave of intense scrutiny as a group of progressive Democrats, including social media star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have joined a powerful House of Representatives committee overseeing banking activities....

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    BERC asked why hiking gas production, transmission charges won’t be declared illegal

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:18pm on January 20, 2019

    The High Court Division on Sunday asked the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission to explain in four weeks why its decision of hiking the charges for...

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    BB to file case by January for stolen reserve

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:45pm on January 20, 2019

    Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said on Sunday that the Bangladesh Bank would sue Rizal Commercial Bank Corp of the Philippines by January for stolen...

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    Modi’s pre-poll handouts to cost India billions, breach fiscal targets

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 20, 2019

    A series of vote-catching measures planned by prime minister Narendra Modi as he braces for a difficult general election may cost more than 1 trillion rupees ($14 billion), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said....