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    Davos faces up to towering global challenges

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:45am on January 18, 2020

    Global decision-makers gather in Davos starting on Tuesday for their annual meeting, with challenges facing the planet — from climate change to conflict in the...

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    Australia to lose billions as bushfires deter tourists

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:43am on January 18, 2020

    Australia will lose billions of dollars in tourism revenue as international visitors cancel trips in droves due to bushfires raging across the country, an industry...

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    Chinese economic growth hits 3-decade low

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:42am on January 18, 2020

    China’s economy grew last year at its slowest pace in three decades, hit by weak domestic demand and trade tensions, but while officials warned of...

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    Bangladesh may face rating downgrade due to sea level rise: Moody’s

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    The credit rating of Bangladesh and some other countries might face a downward rating due to the global sea level rise, said a study report...

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    Curtain falls on Germany’s ‘golden decade’ of growth

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2020

    German economic growth plummeted in 2019, official data showed on Wednesday, providing fresh ammunition for debate about how to use fiscal surpluses to boost gross...

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    BDF meeting on Jan 29

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2020

    The next meeting of the Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF) will be held on January 29 in a bid to enhance cooperation between the government with...

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    Senrad denies Renault-Nissan divorce claims

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 02:57pm on January 14, 2020

    The partnership between Renault and Nissan is ‘not dead’, the alliance’s president has insisted, after reports of a potential split in the wake of the...

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    German competition watchdog swats pesticide firms

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 11:47pm on January 13, 2020

    German competition authorities said on Monday that they had stung seven pesticide wholesalers with a 155 million euro ($172 million) fine over a 17-year long...

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    Walmart sacks 56 employees in India

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:26pm on January 13, 2020

    Walmart India is letting go of 56 of its employees as part of a restructuring exercise, reports Mint. The company that operates 28 cash-and-carry stores...

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    Australia’s bushfire crisis turns off tourists

    Agence France-Presse . Mogo | Updated at 11:24pm on January 13, 2020

    Families grieving for lost homes and loved ones, burned koalas rescued from charred forests: The devastation of Australia’s bushfire crisis has tainted the country’s reputation...

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