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    Teletalk’s solar-based network in remote areas on cards

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2018

    With the aim of providing modern telecommunication, especially 3G and 4G services to the inhabitants of geographically hard-to-reach areas across the country, state-owned mobile phone operator Teletalk plans to install over 400 solar power-based base transceiver stations in those areas....

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    Dhaka stocks see negative week amid polls-centric jitters

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2018

    Dhaka stocks dropped in last week amid a fall in the share prices of two-thirds of the traded scrips as investors went for selling shares in cautious trading ahead of the national polls....

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    Imported Indian rice force closure of 600 Naogaon rice mills

    United News of Bangladesh . Naogaon | Updated at 02:16pm on October 20, 2018

    With the rice imported from neighbouring India selling at lower prices, the demand for the local varieties is on the decline, pushing 600 rice mills into closure in the district, said rice mills owners...

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    EU green lights talks to settle row with US over beef

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2018

    EU member countries on Friday gave Brussels the green light to start talks with Washington aimed at ending a long-running row over US beef imports and at easing broader trade tensions....

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    Govt finalises draft of new export policy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2018

    The government has finalised the draft of export policy for three years (2018-21), giving the highest priority to 12 sectors and considering 18 others as special development sectors with the aim of achieving $60 billion export target by 2021....

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    RBI’s monetary policy committee highlights inflation spike risk

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2018

    The Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy committee sees a risk of rising headline inflation from high crude oil prices and a weak rupee, indicating potential rate hikes ahead even as it held rates unchanged at its last meeting....

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    Despite talk of equality, women bosses still rare in US

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2018

    This year was touted as the year of women in politics in the United States, but in the business world, female bosses remain few and far between....

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    Moody’s downgrades Italy credit rating on debt, deficit concerns

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 01:29am on October 21, 2018

    Moody’s has cut Italy’s credit rating by a notch over concerns about plans for larger deficits and the high public debt load as the country’s populist government clashes with Brussels over its budget....