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    2 labour rights platforms oppose complaints against Bangladesh 

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2019

    International Trade Union Confederation Bangladesh Council and IndustryAll Bangladesh Council have recently sent two separate letters to the International Labour Organisation, opposing complaints against Bangladesh...

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    Kamal blames regulators for PLFS woes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2019

    Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Monday said that lack of monitoring of the regulatory bodies had resulted in poor health of financial institutions including...

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    Kamal blasts CPD after it raised red flag over economy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2019

    Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Monday came down heavily on the Centre for Policy Dialogue for its observation about the county’s macro-economy and growth...

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    Bangladesh macroeconomy under severe pressure: CPD

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 04, 2019

    The macroeconomic stability in the country has now become weaker and performance of economic indicators is under mounting pressure that may lead to a structural...

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    Sri Lanka economy slowly recovering from bombing: IMF

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo, Sri Lanka | Updated at 12:00am on November 03, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s economy was slowly recovering from the impact of the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed hundreds and crippled the booming tourism sector, the...

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    General Motors strike looms over US October job growth

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 02, 2019

    US job growth likely slowed sharply in October, weighed down by a strike at General Motors, while the unemployment rate is expected to tick up...

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    Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1b

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on November 02, 2019

    Alphabet Inc-owned Google will buy wearable device maker Fitbit Inc for $2.1 billion, as the search giant looks to enter the fast-growing market for fitness...

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    Apple TV+ seeks stardom on streaming service stage

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 12:00am on November 02, 2019

    Apple moves into new territory Friday with a streaming television service that features a budding library of original shows starring big-name celebrities, aimed at winning...

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    Govt to procure 6 lakh tonnes of aman paddy from farmers

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 04:41pm on October 31, 2019

    The government will procure six lakh tonnes of aman paddy directly from farmers at Tk 26 per kilogram from November 20 to February 28 next...

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    US economy slows marginally in Q3

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on October 31, 2019

    The US economic growth slowed less than expected in the third quarter as declining business investment was offset by resilient consumer spending and a rebound...

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