Miscellany

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    BSEC finds BB draft guidelines conflict with securities rules

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 01:20am on October 15, 2016

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has observed that a provision in the Bangladesh Bank’s draft guidelines on external audit of banks is inconsistent with...

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    Bangladesh government wants to buy $2b Chevron asset: report

    Business Desk | Updated at 01:18am on October 15, 2016

    The Bangladeshi government has expressed interest in taking over Bangladesh natural gas assets being sold by Chevron Corp, people with knowledge of the matter said,...

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    Samsung halts Note 7 production after new fire scare

    Reuters | Updated at 04:37pm on October 10, 2016

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd suspended production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, a source said on Monday, after reports of fires in replacement devices...

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    German businesses apprise foreign minister of jute potential

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 03:17pm on October 08, 2016

    Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali had a meeting with high level business delegation of the German-Asia Pacific business community in Hamburg, the business capital of...

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    World Bank secretly finances Asian ‘coal boom’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:45pm on October 03, 2016

    The World Bank is indirectly financing a boom in some of Asia’s dirtiest coal-fired power generation despite commitments to end most funding for...

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    Inequality threatens fight against extreme poverty: WB

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:27pm on October 03, 2016

    Extreme poverty has been falling steadily around the world, but eliminating it by 2030 could be stymied by unequal distribution of the gains of...

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    It's all about 'stopping the thumb'

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:16pm on October 02, 2016

    Almost 80 years old, the deodorant Old Spice is learning new tricks for finding customers in the era of smartphones and social media. The Procter...

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    China factories limp along, Japan inflation goes backwards

    Reuters | Updated at 11:23pm on September 30, 2016

    China’s factory sector struggled to gain speed in September while Japanese inflation went backwards in August despite the best efforts of policymakers, underscoring the limits...

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    Eurozone inflation hits two-year high

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:11pm on September 30, 2016

    Eurozone consumer prices rose to a near two-year high in September offering hope that a disputed programme by the ECB to stimulate the economy may...

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