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    Progress in talks on new Argentina deal: IMF

    Reuters . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    The International Monetary Fund has held productive meetings with Argentina aimed at revamping the country’s standby loan agreement, the IMF said on Monday, while the...

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    Spanish farmers go nuts for almonds as global demand booms

    Agence France-Presse . Santa Cruz | Updated at 12:10am on September 17, 2018

    Surging worldwide demand for almonds is pushing Spanish farmers to replace traditional wheat and sunflower fields with almond orchards, transforming the landscape in the south...

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    African tourism alarmed by rhino, elephant losses

    Agence France-Presse . Cape Town | Updated at 12:05am on September 17, 2018

    Animal conservation in Africa has suffered several setbacks in recent months prompting experts at an African tourism conference this week in Cape Town to warn...

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    Resilient China is ‘firewall’ in emerging currency crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on September 17, 2018

    China is the last bulwark against a deep crisis in emerging economies going fully global, analysts say, although a prolonged trade war could sap Beijing’s...

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    Trump ‘likely’ to announce new China tariffs today: source

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:10am on September 17, 2018

    US president Donald Trump is likely to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion on Chinese imports as early as Monday, a senior administration official...

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    MNP service fee hiked to Tk 50

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 17, 2018

    The government has facilitated charging a customer Tk 50, up Tk 20 on the initially planned tariff, by mobile number portability service provider Infozillion Teletech BD against...

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    Commodity prices unchanged

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2018

    The prices of most of the commodities remained unchanged in the city markets over the week ending Friday. The prices of vegetables remained stable over...

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    BGCCI seeks exclusive EZ for German investors

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 14, 2018

    Bangladesh German Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday called on the government to setup a separate economic zone for German businesses aiming to attain...

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    56 business persons get CIP cards for 2016

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 14, 2018

    The government on Thursday awarded commercially important person (CIP) cards to 56 business persons for the year 2016 for their outstanding performances in industrial sector....

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    Barriers to pvt sector dev should be minimised to achieve SDGs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 14, 2018

    The government should minimise the barriers to private sector development including sluggish infrastructure, energy crisis, unplanned urbanisation and lack of quality education to attain its...

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