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    N Korea to launch medical tourism, targeting visitors from China

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2019

    North Korea, one of the world’s most reclusive states, plans to branch out into medical tourism next year, offering foreign visitors, most likely from China,...

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    Japan households tighten purse strings as sales tax, typhoon hit

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2019

    Japanese households cut their spending for the first time in almost a year in October as a sales tax hike prompted consumers to rein in...

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    Uber reveals thousands of reported sexual assaults in US

    Agence-France Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 08:10pm on December 06, 2019

    Ridesharing leader Uber, under fire around the world for its safety record, said it had tallied nearly 6,000 sexual assaults in the United States over...

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    Ataur elected PDBL chairman

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2019

    Md Ataur Rahman Prodhan, CEO and managing director of Sonali Bank, has been elected chairman of Primary Dealers Bangladesh Limited (PDBL) at its 11th annual...

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    India’s poor fight desperate battle to find work as slowdown bites

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2019

    The hunt for work becomes more desperate every day on Delhi’s street corner labour markets as India’s economic slowdown bites deeper, piling pressure on prime...

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    Zakir joins as DMD of ICB

    Business Desk | Updated at 02:11am on December 05, 2019

    Md Zakir Hossain has joined as a deputy managing director of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh, a state-owned investment institution, recently, said a press release. Prior...

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    The big shortcoming: a grumpy 2020 for global growth

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:08am on December 05, 2019

    US political clouds coupled with wider climate and digital transformations point to an unhappy 2020 for the world economy, even if a lurch back to...

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    Govt cuts DAP fertiliser price by Tk 9 a kg

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:16pm on December 04, 2019

    Agriculture minister Moahammad Abdur Razzaque on Wednesday said that the government decided to lower the price of diammonium phosphate (DAP), a non-urea fertiliser, to reduce...

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    India’s Oct-Nov sugar output drops 54pc

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2019

    Indian mills produced 1.9 million tonnes of sugar between October 1 and November 30, down nearly 54 percent from a year earlier, with many yet...

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    India seen making sixth interest rate cut

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2019

    Five interest rate cuts since the start of the year have not stopped India’s economy from slowing to its weakest growth rate since 2013, but...

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