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    EPZ Labour Ordinance promulgated

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

    President Md Abdul Hamid has promulgated Bangladesh EPZ Labour Ordinance 2019 bringing establishments of Export Processing Zones within the purview of inspection system of labour ministry....

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    Dhaka stocks’ rally extends to 5th week

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

    Dhaka stocks continued with gains in the past week to extend the bull run to the fifth week as investors kept injecting funds, especially into the financial scrips, while a some others went for profit taking share sales....

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    Vegetable oil prices to rise $50-$100 per tonne by June: analyst

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

    Prices of vegetable oils including palm oil are set to rise by $50-$100 per tonne by June, according to a forecast by industry analyst James Fry....

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    Germany, China pledge to open markets, deepen financial cooperation

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

    Germany and China on Friday signed agreements to strengthen coordination in banking, finance and capital markets, and pledged to further open market access and deepen cooperation to broaden economic ties....

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    Singapore helps firms retain workers past retirement age

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

    Mohsin Khan is still at his job repairing aircraft hydraulics parts although the Singaporean turns 75 in a couple of months....

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    A month into US govt shutdown, the economy blinks first

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

    After four weeks, the partial shutdown of the US government has begun to rattle the world’s largest economy, particularly hitting consumer sentiment, a mainstay of growth....

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    New Zealand’s deteriorating water raises a stink

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

    New Zealand’s clean, green image took a beating this summer as tourists travelling through the countryside posted pictures of lakes and rivers off limits due to contamination by farm effluent, garbage and human faeces....

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    Citi says female employees earn 29pc less than men

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

    Citigroup’s female employees earn 29 per cent less than male employees on a global median basis, the Wall Street bank revealed on Wednesday, while announcing targets for appointing more women and minorities to senior roles....

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