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    Disappointing factory activity threatens global growth

    Reuters . London/Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on February 02, 2019

    Factory activity was at its weakest in years across much of the world during January, adding to worries trade tariffs, political uncertainty and cooling demand...

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    GE, Sumitomo sign deal with SEWA

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on February 02, 2019

    GE and Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation have signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) to develop, build and operate...

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    Bangladesh needs to prioritise waterway transport system: seminar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 01, 2019

    Bangladesh should give more importance to waterway transport system to save time, money and energy and to prevent traffic jam to facilitate economic growth, said...

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    US, China face deep trade differences in high-level talks

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on January 31, 2019

    The United States and China launch a critical round of trade talks on Wednesday amid deep differences over Washington’s demands for structural economic reforms from...

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    Trade wars: we’re next, European investors fear

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on January 31, 2019

    While global markets would hail a US-China trade deal, fears are growing that the European Union could be the fall guy in any breakthrough, which...

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    Alibaba sales grow at weakest pace in three years

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on January 31, 2019

    E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s quarterly revenue grew at its weakest pace since 2016, as the impact of a slowing Chinese economy and a...

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    Quaium becomes BCIC chairman

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on January 30, 2019

    Additional secretary to the government Md Haiul Quaium joined as the chairman of BCIC on Tuesday, said a press release.Quaium joined as director (finance) of...

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    Germany to move ahead quickly on implementing coal exit

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2019

    Germany’s ruling coalition will move quickly to begin implementing the recommendations of a government-appointed commission for exiting coal power by 2038, economy minister Peter Altmaier...

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    BRB eyes another SoE board buying 27pc Renwick shares

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2019

    After securing four posts of director in the board of state-owned enterprise Eastern Cables, leading private sector cable manufacturer BRB Group has set eyes on...

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    Bangladeshi ‘Khirshapat mango’ gets GI registration certificate

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2019

    Khirsapat mango of Chapainawabganj, popularly known as Himsagar, has got Geographical Indication (GI) tag as the third Bangladeshi product after Hilsa and Jamdani....

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