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    Japan economy suffers worst slump in 5 years

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:45am on February 18, 2020

    Japan has suffered its worst quarterly GDP contraction in more than five years, with a tax hike and a deadly typhoon taking a toll on...

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    Moody’s cuts India growth projection to 5.4pc for 2020

    Press Trust of India . New Delhi | Updated at 12:38am on February 18, 2020

    Moody’s Investors Service on Monday slashed India’s growth forecast to 5.4 per cent for 2020 from 6.6 per cent projected earlier on slower than expected...

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    Government plans automatic car assembling unit for Pragoti

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:19am on February 18, 2020

    The government has taken an initiative to set up an automatic assembling unit for Pragoti Industries Limited (PIL) to assemble car, bus and truck in...

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    Japan may lose $1.29b in tourism revenue due to virus

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:24am on February 17, 2020

    Japan could lose $1.29 billion in tourism revenue in the January-March period due to international flight restrictions stemming from the new coronavirus outbreak, according to...

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    Coronavirus could damage global growth in 2020: IMF

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:22am on February 17, 2020

    The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said on Sunday, but a sharp and rapid economic rebound could follow....

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    SE Asia feels the burn as virus keeps China tourists at home

    Agence France-Presse . Luang Prabang | Updated at 12:20am on February 17, 2020

    Elephant parks unvisited, curios at markets unsold as tuk-tuks sit idle: Southeast Asia is facing billions of dollars in losses from a collapse in Chinese...

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    Families of 27 deceased workers to get Tk 2 lakh each from LWF

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:15am on February 17, 2020

    The labour ministry has approved financial assistance worth Tk 2 lakh, to be financed by the Labour Welfare Foundation under the ministry, for each of the...

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    Public, private researchers hunt coronavirus cure

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:45pm on February 15, 2020

    Researchers both public and private have launched efforts to combat the novel coronavirus that has already infected tens of thousands of people in China, and...

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    New budget plan sets stage for EU summit battle

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:37pm on February 15, 2020

    Brussels set the stage on Friday for a fierce budget battle at next week’s extraordinary EU summit, with a trillion-euro plan that meets no-one’s demands....

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    Blame game over 830m-euro settlement in VW’s German diesel cases

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 10:35pm on February 15, 2020

    Consumer representatives and car giant Volkswagen each blamed each other on Friday for a breakdown in talks over a settlement for 400,000 German customers in...

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