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    Qatar Airways extends crew curfew over virus breaches

    | Updated at 11:03pm on August 14, 2020

    Qatar Airways has extended its cabin crews’ nightly curfew after some stewards allegedly broke the Gulf country’s strict virus control rules, according to a memo...

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    Malaysia economy shrinks most in more than 20yrs

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 10:58pm on August 14, 2020

    Malaysia’s economy suffered its worst contraction in more than 20 years during the second quarter, hit by a collapse in global trade and tough curbs...

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    Qatar Airways extends crew curfew over virus breaches

    Agence France-Presse. Doha | Updated at 10:47am on August 14, 2020

    Qatar Airways has extended its cabin crews' nightly curfew after some stewards allegedly broke the Gulf country's strict virus control rules, according to a memo...

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    Court tells Uber, Lyft to classify drivers as employees

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:32pm on August 12, 2020

    A California court has given Uber and Lyft until the middle of next week to reclassify drivers as employees in compliance with a new state...

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    Apple must pay $500m over patent violations, US court rules

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:31pm on August 12, 2020

    Apple must pay more than $500 million in damages and interest for 4G patent infringements held by intellectual property company PanOptis, a Texas court has...

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    UK in record recession after economy shrinks 20pc in Q2

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:27pm on August 12, 2020

    Britain’s economy contracted by a record 20.4 per cent in the second quarter with the country in lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed...

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    BIDA adds 3 more services to its One Stop Service

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:26pm on August 12, 2020

    The Bangladesh Investment Development Authority has added three more services to its One Stop Service Centre to provide all the necessary services for investors from...

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    UK sheds more 1,14,000 jobs in July

    | Updated at 11:37pm on August 11, 2020

    The number of workers on UK company payrolls slumped by a further 1,14,000 in July from June on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, official data...

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    Singapore’s Q2 recession deeper than estimated

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 11:31pm on August 11, 2020

    Singapore’s virus-hammered economy shrank almost 43 per cent in the second quarter, in a sign that the country’s first recession in more than a decade...

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    Indian airline IndiGo to fight virus woes with $534m share issue

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 11:28pm on August 11, 2020

    India’s largest airline IndiGo hopes to raise $534 million by issuing shares to try and boost liquidity after the coronavirus pandemic sparked record losses and...

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