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    Greek pensioners to be spared further cuts in 2019: PM

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

    Greece will spare its elderly further pensions cuts in its 2019 budget, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday, after receiving European Commission approval on the issue....

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    Next IMF loan will be ‘the last’: Pakistan finance minister

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:20am on October 21, 2018

    Pakistan’s finance minister promised Saturday to end the country’s reliance on International Monetary Fund bailouts to shore up its shaky economy, as officials prepare to negotiate a new loan....

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    New customs law focuses on automation, best practices

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

    The new customs law has adopted a set of provisions including transaction value-based customs valuation, non-intrusive inspection and advance cargo declaration to facilitate international trade and investment and to reduce risk of duty evasion....

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    Guidelines on mobile tower radiation not yet finalised

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

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission is yet to finalise the guidelines on limiting radiation from base transceiver stations of mobile phone operators even eight months after the draft was prepared....

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