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    India rice rates dip as demand slows, Bangladesh to review export ban

    Reuters . Bengaluru | Updated at 12:00am on April 20, 2019

    Asian rice exporting hubs saw tepid activity this week, with prices for the staple from top exporter India dipping on lower demand, while Bangladesh mulled...

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    Farm loan release rises in March

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 20, 2019

    Disbursement of farm loans by the scheduled banks increased by 6.85 per cent or Tk 137.91 crore in March this fiscal year (2018-19) compared with...

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    Kabir re-elected BIA president

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 20, 2019

    Sheikh Kabir Hossain, chairman of Sonar Bangla Insurance Company, was on Wednesday re-elected president of the Bangladesh Insurance Association for two years for the fifth...

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    China will keep supporting economy as ‘pressure’ lingers: politburo

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 20, 2019

    China will maintain policy support for the economy, which still faces ‘downward pressure’ and difficulties after better-than-expected first quarter growth, a top decision-making body of...

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    ‘Can’t sleep at night’: Despair over jobs as Jet Air grounded

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on April 20, 2019

    Bhoja Poojari has handled baggage for India’s Jet Airways Ltd since it began flying nearly 26 years ago. Now, like many other Jet employees, he...

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    Japan inflation edges higher but BoJ still in a bind

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on April 20, 2019

    Japan’s core inflation picked up slightly in March from a year earlier, but remained distant from the Bank of Japan’s ambitious 2 per cent target...

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    Facebook stored millions of unencrypted Instagram passwords

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 12:00am on April 20, 2019

    ‘Millions’ of Instagram users had their passwords stored in unencrypted form on internal servers, Facebook said Thursday, raising its original estimate of tens of thousands.‘We...

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    Chinese farmer breeds bugs for the table

    Agence France-Presse . Yibin | Updated at 12:00am on April 20, 2019

    As farmer Li Bingcai opened the door to his cockroach farm in southwest China, an insect the size of a dart flew into his face.Picking...

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