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    Dhaka stocks surge on financial scrips

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    Dhaka stocks surged on Wednesday after a slight gain in the previous day as investors resumed buying shares especially the financial scrips and Grameenphone after profit taking in the last couple of days....

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    BTRC officials complain about irregularities in promotion moves

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    A section of officials of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission have complained about irregularities in recommendations for promotion of its officials....

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    A gun in the face: Davos ploy to reshape refugee debate

    Reuters . Davos | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    As businessmen and bankers sip their morning coffee in a hotel lobby, admiring the Swiss Alps, a disturbing scene is unfolding in the car park below: men with guns are ordering people onto their knees and stealing their watches....

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    Dhaka int’l yarn, fabric show begins

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    The Dhaka International Yarn and Fabric Show-2019 began on Wednesday to showcase the latest and sophisticated yarn, fabrics, accessories and emerging technologies for textile and garment industries....

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    10 years after crisis, bank CEO pay swells again

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    Ten years after Wall Street recklessness helped lead to the Great Recession, compensation for top bank CEOs is soaring even as pay flattens at junior levels....

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    Malaysia could curb French buys if palm oil use restricted

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    Malaysia will consider laws to restrict imports of French products if Paris does not withdraw plans to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels, prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron....

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    France tops welfare scales, US 2nd with pvt funds: OECD

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    While France’s attachment to welfare spending is no secret, the United States is not far behind when taking into account private money as well, data from the OECD showed on Wednesday....

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    Investors shun stocks, seek safety in bonds as economic gloom spreads

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    Renewed concerns about a global economic slowdown continued to sap investor appetite for assets considered risky, dragging global stocks and bond yields lower on Wednesday, while the US dollar held near three-week highs....

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