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    China economy rebounds in Q2 after virus hit: poll

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:46pm on July 12, 2020

    China returned to growth in the second quarter after the coronavirus pandemic handed the world’s second largest economy its first contraction in decades, according to...

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    UK pledges $890m to prepare borders after Brexit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:41pm on July 12, 2020

    Britain on Sunday pledged £705 million ($890 million, 788 million euros) to prepare its borders for cutting ties with the European Union on December 31,...

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    UK Labour joins FB ad boycott

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:39pm on July 12, 2020

    Britain’s main opposition Labour party said on Sunday that it had joined a Facebook advertising boycott over allegations that the social network had failed to...

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    TCB starts OMS before Eid

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:28pm on July 12, 2020

    State-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh on Sunday started selling essential commodities at subsidised rates in 62 districts across the country ahead of Eid-ul-Azha as the...

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    Chemicals giant BASF posts huge Q2 loss

    | Updated at 11:16pm on July 11, 2020

    German chemicals giant BASF on Friday reported a huge second-quarter loss owing to a massive write-down and an auto sector slump generated by the coronavirus...

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    Emirates to cut up to 9,000 jobs

    | Updated at 11:15pm on July 11, 2020

    Emirates airline has cut a tenth of its workforce during the novel coronavirus pandemic in layoffs that could rise to 15 per cent, or 9,000...

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    Appropriate legal framework of digital marketing sought

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

    Experts at a virtual seminar of the Dhaka School of Economics on Saturday underscored the need for formulating time befitting law and policies for the...

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    Reform policy to tap potential in changed global scenario, businesses urge govt

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:00pm on July 11, 2020

    Business leaders on Saturday urged the government to reorganise its economic and development policies in line with the changed global scenario amid the COVID-19 pandemic...

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    Rural infra, utility development stressed to combat COVID-19 fallout

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:56pm on July 11, 2020

    The South Asian Network on Economic Modeling on Saturday said that the government should emphasise rural infrastructure and utility development to address the COVID‑19 induced...

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    Uber to pay Danish fine, avoid legal action

    | Updated at 11:14pm on July 10, 2020

    Uber has agreed to pay a 25 million kroner fine in Denmark to settle claims of breaching local taxi law out of court, Danish police...

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