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    Saudi seeks to attract $427b with industrial programme

    Reuters . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2019

    Saudi Arabia aims to attract private sector investments worth 1.6 trillion riyals ($427 billion) over the next decade through an industrial development programme aimed at diversifying the economy, energy minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday....

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    Businesses struggle as cracks appear in China’s economy

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2019

    Cracks are opening in China’s mighty economy: investors are backing away from deals, factories are moving abroad and companies are shedding jobs....

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    India’s bankruptcy reform languishes in courts

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2019

    When India introduced new bankruptcy resolution rules in 2016, government officials and investors said they expected debt-burdened state-owned banks to clear up some of their bad loans and create a dynamic market in restructured debt....

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    No internet package with less than three-day validity: BTRC

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 08:10pm on January 27, 2019

    From the first day of the next month, no mobile phone operator will be allowed to offer internet packages with less than a three-day validity....

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    Global crude steel output jumps 4.6pc in 2018: worldsteel

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    Global crude steel output jumped 4.6 per cent last year, driven by strong growth in most regions including in top producer China, where output jumped 6.6 per cent, data from the World Steel Association (worldsteel) showed on Friday....

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    Vodafone holds off deploying Huawei in core network due to security row

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile operator, said it was ‘pausing’ the deployment of Huawei equipment in its core networks until Western governments give the Chinese firm full security clearance....

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    Zuckerberg to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, FB Messenger

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is planning to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of the WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services and incorporate end-to-end encryption into these apps, the New York Times reported on Friday....

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    Khirshapat mango to get GI recognition today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    Industries minister Nurul Mazid Mahmud Humayun on Saturday said Khirshapat mango of Chapainawabganj, one of the most popular varieties of mango, will get Geographical Indication (GI) for its extraordinary and unique quality.

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    Stocks bull run extends to 6th week

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    Dhaka stocks rallied in the past week, stretching the bull-run to the sixth consecutive week, as investors continued buying shares of financial and telecommunication sectors eyeing better earnings disclosures....

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    NBR wants law on mandatory financial transactions thru banking channel

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2019

    National Board of Revenue has proposed that the government should frame a law on mandatory financial transactions through banking channel to reduce cash transactions in the country for ensuring tax collections....

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