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    South Korea prosecutor seeks Samsung chief arrest for bribery

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 11:33pm on January 16, 2017

    South Korea’s special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group, the country’s largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million...

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    27 lakh jobs to be added this year, says planning minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:03pm on January 15, 2017

    Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Sunday said that 27 lakh new jobs would be created in the economy this year riding on better industrial...

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    E-waste rising dangerously in Asia, finds UN study

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 11:00pm on January 15, 2017

    Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences...

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    Govt approves integrated inspection checklist for all industries

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:35pm on January 14, 2017

    The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments has started implementing the new integrated checklist approved recently by the government in inspecting factories in all...

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    Britain weighs tougher laws to tackle corporate crime

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:23pm on January 13, 2017

    Britain is considering introducing a tough US-style anti-corruption regime for multinational companies and their senior executives by making them liable for failing to prevent the...

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    Modi in a spin as he replaces Gandhi as face of India’s homespun cotton

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 10:23pm on January 13, 2017

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has replaced independence hero Mahatma Gandhi as the 2017 face of the government’s traditional handloom and cotton industry, triggering criticism...

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    Amazon to deliver 1 lakh new US jobs

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:17pm on January 13, 2017

    Amazon on Thursday unveiled plans to create 1,00,000 US jobs over the next 18 months, as president-elect Donald Trump presses the business world to boost...

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    China posts worst export fall since 2009 as fears of US trade war loom

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 10:15pm on January 13, 2017

    China’s massive export engine sputtered for the second year in a row in 2016, with shipments falling in the face of persistently weak global demand...

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    Garlic prices go up in city markets

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:13pm on January 13, 2017

    The price of garlic went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to off-seasonal supply shortage. Traders said that stocks...

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    Personal computer sales fall for fifth year in a row

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:21pm on January 12, 2017

    Sales of desk and laptop computers declined last year, extending a slide started in 2012, according to figures released on Wednesday by two market trackers...

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