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    Queen Maxima praises financial inclusion in Bangladesh

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2019

    Visiting Dutch Queen Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti on Thursday praised the expansion of financial inclusion in Bangladesh through simplification of the digital financial services, reports Bangladesh...

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    Row between founders hits shares in IndiGo parent

    Reuters . Bengaluru/Mumbai | Updated at 02:40am on July 11, 2019

    An escalating dispute between IndiGo’s co-founders sparked falls in its parent firm’s shares on Wednesday as investors fretted about the potential impact on India’s largest...

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    Trade, global growth concerns weigh on US economy: Fed chief

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 02:39am on July 11, 2019

    Concerns about trade policy and a weak global economy ‘continue to weigh on the US economic outlook’ and the Federal Reserve stands ready to ‘act...

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    Most big CO2 emitting firms not on track for climate goals: report

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on July 11, 2019

    Only one in eight of the world’s most-polluting companies are on track to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in line with global temperature goals, a...

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    Dhaka’s celebration of ‘OIC City of Tourism’ starts today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on July 11, 2019

    Bangladesh is set to officially celebrate its capital Dhaka’s achievement as ‘OIC City of Tourism 2019’ from today aiming at showcasing rich Muslim heritage of...

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    France to tax flights from its airports, airline shares fall

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    France will introduce a tax on airlines flying from its airports to help support the environment, the transport minister said on Tuesday, in a move...

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    India gold tax hikes add unexpected headwind to price rally

    Reuters . Launceston | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    Gold’s recent rally to a six-year high is suddenly looking a little more fragile after India, the world’s number two buyer, unexpectedly hiked import duties....

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    India’s sugar output to fall on lower monsoon rains

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    India’s sugar production could fall by 18per cent in 2019/20 as last year’s drought forced farmers to curtail their sugar cane plantings while lower monsoon...

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    ADP implementation 94.32pc in FY19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    The government could implement 94.32 per cent of the revised annual development programme in the just concluded fiscal year 2018-2019. The implementation rate is slightly...

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    Inflation drops slightly in FY19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    The average annual inflation dropped by 0.3 percentage points year-on-year and stood at 5.48 per cent in the just concluded financial year of 2018-2019, according...

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