Miscellany

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    EU budget summit ends with no deal

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:55pm on February 22, 2020

    An EU summit called to set the bloc’s next seven-year budget ended in impasse late on Friday, riven by competing groups among the 27 member...

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    Bangladesh needs to uplift skills, education to face 4IR challenges

    BSS | Updated at 10:54pm on February 22, 2020

    Bangladesh needs to concentrate on school education and computer science and engineering for uplifting education and skills development as the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) may...

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    Pakistan stays on FATF terrorism financing ‘grey list’

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:50pm on February 22, 2020

    The Financial Action Task Force, a global money-laundering and terror financing watchdog, on Friday gave Pakistan until June 2020 to improve its anti-terrorism financing measures,...

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    3,000 tonnes of gold deposits found in India

    Press Trust of India . Sonbhadra | Updated at 10:47pm on February 22, 2020

    The Geological Survey of India has discovered gold deposits to the tune of around 3,000 tonnes in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, almost five times...

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    Japan co lands Sri Lanka airport contract

    AFP | Updated at 10:36pm on February 20, 2020

    A Japanese firm was chosen by Colombo Thursday to build a new $570 million terminal for Sri Lanka’s main airport, as Tokyo re-emerges as a...

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    Fiscal hawks’ now endangered as US shrugs at debt

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:33pm on February 20, 2020

    At their national convention in 2012, Republicans mounted a clock counting the growing US national debt on the wall, a warning of the looming financial...

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    China cuts loan rate as it battles coronavirus impact

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:32pm on February 20, 2020

    China on Thursday announced it would cut interest rates in a bid to boost the economy, as it battles the economic fallout of the new...

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    IMF warns China virus hitting fragile global economy

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:29pm on February 20, 2020

    In the best-case scenario, the economic hit from the epidemic in China will be short-lived, but it comes as the global economy remains fragile, IMF...

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    IMF warns China virus hitting fragile global economy

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:29pm on February 20, 2020

    In the best-case scenario, the economic hit from the epidemic in China will be short-lived, but it comes as the global economy remains fragile, IMF...

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    US peach farmer wins $265m damages over Bayer, BASF herbicide

    AFP | Updated at 10:29pm on February 19, 2020

    A US jury has awarded $265 million to a Missouri farmer who blamed herbicide from chemical giants Bayer AG and German rival BASF for destroying...

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