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    How ratings agencies work and why they are feared

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:00am on October 28, 2018

    Depending on whom you ask, ratings agencies are either would-be guardians of financial probity or an indispensable valuation tool for investors....

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    Hog industry worldwide getting slaughtered in trade war

    Reuters . Beijing/Chicago/Carambei | Updated at 12:00am on October 28, 2018

    Ken Maschhoff, chairman of the largest US family-owned pork producer, has watched profits fall as trade tensions rise between the United States and China....

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    Asian spot prices drop to over two-month low on higher supply

    Reuters . Singapore | Updated at 03:12am on October 27, 2018

    Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas fell to an over two-month low this week amid increased supply and lower demand especially in Japan which is expecting a warmer-than-usual winter and the restart of nuclear reactors....

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    UK budget, Bank of England take back seat to Brexit drama

    Reuters . London | Updated at 03:10am on October 27, 2018

    Britain’s budget announcement on Monday and a ‘Super Thursday’ at the Bank of England would normally be key moments for the world’s fifth-biggest economy, but this time they are likely to be overshadowed by the drama of Brexit....

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    US economic growth slows in third quarter

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 03:08am on October 27, 2018

    The US economy slowed less than expected in the third quarter as a tariff-related drop in soybean exports was partially offset by the strongest consumer spending in nearly a four years and a surge in inventory investment....

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    Japan, China strike business deals as ties improve

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 03:05am on October 27, 2018

    Japan and China signed $2.6 billion in business deals and touted their warmer ties on Friday during a rare visit to Beijing by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe as both face trade challenges from US president Donald Trump....

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    Two-day denim expo begins Nov 7

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:04am on October 27, 2018

    The 9th edition of Bangladesh Denim Expo is going to be held in November 7-8 at the International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka, with a special theme focusing on ‘Simplicity’ in supply chain....

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    China leads the way as world’s billionaires get even richer

    Agence France-Presse . Zurich | Updated at 03:02am on October 27, 2018

    China produced around two new billionaires a week last year as the fortunes of the world’s ultra-rich soared by a record amount, a report said Friday....

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    Winter vegetables start hitting markets but prices high

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:01am on October 27, 2018

    Winter vegetables have started hitting the capital’s kitchen markets but the prices of the items were high in last week....

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    DSE directed to hold release of proceeds to 3 members

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 02:59am on October 27, 2018

    Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has directed Dhaka Stock Exchange to postpone disbursing to three DSE members their share of the proceeds the stock exchange made recently through selling 25 per cent of its shares to a Chinese consortium at Tk 947 crore....