Miscellany

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    IMF gathers in quake-hit Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Bali | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Rising protectionism, vulnerable emerging markets and record debt levels: The IMF holds its annual meeting this week in earthquake-stricken Indonesia, as it shines a light...

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    China further cuts banks’ reserve requirements as trade war imperils growth

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    China’s central bank on Sunday announced a steep cut in the level of cash that banks must hold as reserves, stepping up moves to lower...

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    Afghanistan signs big mining deals

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Afghan officials have signed contracts for two major mining projects in northern Afghanistan, pushing ahead with plans to develop the country’s mineral reserves but drawing...

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    BIFFL green and PPP convention, expo end

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    The 3-day BIFFL Green and PPP Convention and Expo 2018 ended in Dhaka at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Saturday and in Chottogram at GEC...

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    Govt to give Tk 80 crore in agriculture incentive

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    The government will give seed and chemical fertiliser worth nearly Taka 80 crore among the country’s small and marginal farmers free of cost under the...

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    Canada keen to develop trade relations with Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Canada is very much keen to boost its bilateral trade relations with Bangladesh as it has expressed interest to have regular meetings and undertake mutual...

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    Bangladesh, Brazil agree to sign Free Trade Agreement

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday said Bangladesh and Brazil have agreed to form a joint chamber of commerce and sign a Free Trade Agreement...

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    Foundation for a strong capital market laid: Muhith

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    The country’s capital market is yet to be a dynamic one but the foundation for a strong market has been laid through bringing in several...

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    Proposed amendments to labour act devastating for workers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Labour leaders on Sunday said that the proposals put forward by labour rights groups were ignored in finalising proposed amendments to the labour act....

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    Bangladesh 5th in internet, 9th in Facebook use in Asia

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Bangladesh has become the fifth largest internet using country in Asia with its 8.05 crore internet users and ranked ninth in using Facebook with 2.8...

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