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    Eurozone unemployment drops, an encouraging sign for growth

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on October 01, 2019

    The unemployment rate in the eurozone dropped in August to its lowest in more than 11 years, official data showed on Monday, as services appeared...

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    German economy set for weaker growth

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on October 01, 2019

    Germany’s leading economic institutes have lowered their growth forecast for the economy for this year, sources told Reuters on Monday, adding to fears that a...

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    Boro production hits record 2.04cr tonnes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 01, 2019

    The country’s farmers produced record 2.04 crore tonnes of boro rice during the 2018-19 crop season, according to the Department of Agricultural Extension. DAE officials...

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    Indonesia fires put palm oil under scrutiny

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2019

    A brutal Indonesian forest fire season that left Southeast Asia choking in smog has renewed scrutiny of major palm oil and paper companies, with activists...

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    Dubai developers race to lure buyers as downturn bites

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2019

    Dubai, a city defined by its glittering towers and man-made islands, is stuck in a five-year property downturn with no end in sight, drawing warnings...

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    Congenial atmosphere for young entrepreneurs needed: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2019

    Agriculture minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque on Sunday said that congenial atmosphere should be created for the young small entrepreneurs who would turn the agriculture into...

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    Labour ministry wants to bring boiler inspection under DIFE

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2019

    The labour ministry has taken a move to bring industrial boiler inspection under the jurisdiction of the Department of Inspection For Factories and Establishments as...

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    Tokyo inflation slows to 16-month low

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on September 29, 2019

    A leading indicator of Japan’s core consumer inflation slowed for a second straight month to its lowest rate in more than a year, underscoring the...

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    In counterweight to China, EU, Japan sign deal to link Asia

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on September 28, 2019

    The European Union and Japan signed an infrastructure deal on Friday to coordinate transport, energy and digital projects linking Europe and Asia, seeking an alternative...

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    Sonali Life Ins Co declares policy bonus

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on September 28, 2019

    Sonali Life Insurance Company has declared Tk 70 as bonus per thousand of sum assured on all active individual policies with profit, said a press release....

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