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    BMW iPerformance vehicles launched in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:53pm on November 03, 2018

    German automaker BMW on Saturday launched three BMW iPerformance plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — the new BMW 530e, BMW 740Le xDrive and BMW X5 xDrive40e...

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    Malaysia’s new govt sets bigger budget, higher fiscal deficit

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on November 03, 2018

    Malaysia unveiled an expanded budget on Friday, and set a higher fiscal deficit target for 2019, as the new Mahathir Mohamad-led government faced up to...

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    US job growth jumps in Oct

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 03, 2018

    US job growth rebounded sharply in October and wages recorded their largest annual gain in 9-1/2 years, pointing to further labour market tightening that could...

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    Guardian Life focused on trust building: CEO

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:00am on November 03, 2018

    Guardian Life Insurance has its focus on building people’s confidence in the insurance sector along with making claim settlement and premium payment easy for a...

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    US trade deficit with China rises to record high

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 03, 2018

    The US trade deficit rose to a seven-month high in September as imports surged to a record high amid strong domestic demand, offsetting a rebound...

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    China promises to support troubled Pak economy

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on November 03, 2018

    China promised to support Pakistan’s economy on Friday as new Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan told of his country’s ‘very difficult’ economic situation amid a...

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    Nat’l savings tools sales cross half of annual target in three months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 02, 2018

    Sales of national savings certificates increased further in July-September of the fiscal year of 2018-2019 compared with that in the same period of the previous...

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    Experts urge govt to stress productivity rise, skill dev

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 29, 2018

    Experts and businesses on Sunday urged the government to emphasise enhancing productivity and developing skills instead of selling cheap labour, a competitive edge for Bangladesh.....

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    Pakistan’s ‘penniless billionaires’ expose money laundering frenzy

    Agence France-Presse . Karachi | Updated at 12:00am on October 29, 2018

    It took rickshaw driver Mohammad Rasheed a year to save 300 rupees to buy his daughter a bike, so when he found three billion rupees...

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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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