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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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    Welcome Skills Int’l School of Hospitability launched in Dhaka

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 31, 2019

    Welcome Skills International School of Hospitality has been launched in the capital with the aim to train and educate students to a high level of...

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    9th WIFE global discourse on 4IR held in Dhaka

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 31, 2019

    The World Islamic Economic Forum (WIFE) and the South East Asian Co-operation (SEACO) Foundation jointly organised the ‘9th WIFE Global Discourse on Fourth Industrial Revolution...

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    Ministry asks 120 business groups to share profits

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

    The labour ministry has recently issued letters to 120 business groups in the country, asking them to share profits of their entities with the Bangladesh...

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    Hong Kong enters recession as protests again erupt in flames

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on October 29, 2019

    Hong Kong had fallen into recession, hit by five months of anti-government protests that erupted in flames at the weekend, and was unlikely to achieve...

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    Government to review tea garden workers’ wages

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 29, 2019

    The government is going to reset the minimum wage for the workers in the country’s tea gardens after nine years of last review. The minimum...

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    Saudi hosts ‘Davos in desert’ as outrage fades over critic’s murder

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh | Updated at 12:32am on October 28, 2019

    Dozens of global policymakers and tycoons will attend a Saudi investment summit starting Tuesday, helping the kingdom turn the page on a critic’s murder that...

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