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    Potential productivity of next gen Bangladeshi workers drops to 46pc

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:51pm on September 17, 2020

    Potential productivity of the next generation workers of Bangladesh dropped to 46 per cent in 2020 from that of 48 per cent in 2018, according...

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    July-Aug ADP implementation remains dismal

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:47pm on September 17, 2020

    Progress in execution of the annual development programme remained dismal in the first two months of the current fiscal year 2020-2021 mainly due to slower...

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    ADB to introduce regional hub for strengthening tax cooperation

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:26pm on September 17, 2020

    The Asian Development Bank is establishing a regional hub to promote knowledge sharing and strengthen cooperation on tax policy and tax administration across economies in...

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    Congressional report blames Boeing, FAA for MAX crashes

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 10:38pm on September 16, 2020

    Congressional investigators blamed two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes on ‘repeated and serious failures’ by Boeing and air safety regulators, according to a report released...

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    BA boss defends virus job losses

    | Updated at 10:38pm on September 16, 2020

    British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz on Wednesday defended heavy job cuts at the airline after coronavirus decimated demand, declaring that customers were ‘still afraid...

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    YouTube tests TikTok rival in India

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:52pm on September 15, 2020

    YouTube on Monday began testing a TikTok rival in India, saying it would refine its short video format and roll it out in more countries...

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    UK unemployment climbs to 4.1pc on virus fallout

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:48pm on September 15, 2020

    Britain’s unemployment rate jumped above four per cent in July on economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed on Tuesday. The rate grew...

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    Govt drafts guidelines to check use of toxic ingredients

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 11:05pm on September 15, 2020

    The government has prepared draft guidelines on production and marketing of feed for fish and livestock to keep the supply of fish, meat, egg and...

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    ADB lowers GDP growth projection for Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:09am on September 15, 2020

    The Asian Development Bank on Tuesday lowered its GDP growth projection for Bangladesh in the current fiscal year 2020-2021 to 6.8 per cent from its...

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    COVID restrictions threaten Asia economic recovery in 2021: ADB

    Agence France-Presse. Manila | Updated at 10:21am on September 15, 2020

    Coronavirus-ravaged economies across the Asia Pacific will make a ‘swoosh-shaped’ recovery next year, the Asian Development Bank forecast Tuesday, but it warned that further restrictions...

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