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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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    Tarique joins AB Bank as DMD

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Tarique Afzal has been appointed as deputy managing director and head of corporate affairs, legal and regulatory concerns in AB Bank recently, said a press release....

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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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    Labour strife in manufacturing hubs may undermine Modi’s jobs push

    Reuters . Chennai/New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Labour unrest is on the rise at two centres in India where motorcycles and components are manufactured, underlining the problems prime minister Narendra Modi’s government faces in creating new manufacturing jobs that are sustainable and pay attractive wages....

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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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    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....