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    Coffee price dip leaves farmers earning less than a cent a cup

    Reuters . Ethiopia | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    In the verdant southern highlands of Ethiopia, coffee farmer Gafeto Gardo is thinking about calling time on an industry that has sustained families for generations....

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    International plastic fair begins Thursday

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    Four-day long 14th International Plastic Fair-2019 will begin on Thursday at International Convetion City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka....

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    China’s exports shrink most in 2yrs

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    China’s exports unexpectedly fell the most in two years in December, while imports also contracted, pointing to further weakness in the world’s second-largest economy in...

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    India’s wholesale inflation inches down in Dec

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    India’s wholesale inflation eased to an eight-month low in December, strengthening views among some economists the central bank could ease its monetary policy stance next...

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    Saudi Arabia to set up $10b oil refinery in Pakistan

    Reuters . Gwadar, Pakistan | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    Saudi Arabia plans to set up a $10 billion oil refinery in Pakistan’s deepwater port of Gwadar, the Saudi energy minister said on Saturday, speaking...

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    China to reduce foreign investment curbs, 2018 FDI up 3pc: minister

    Reuters . Shanghai/ Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    China will reduce restrictions on foreign investment and address difficulties facing foreign companies investing in the country, the commerce minister said, according to a transcript...

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    Rahul Gandhi vows to reform GST, seek investment as poll nears

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    India’s main opposition Congress party will simplify the goods and services tax (GST) and take ‘rational economic decisions’ to attract foreign investment if voted back...

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    US official rules out further waivers on Iran oil imports

    Reuters . Abu Dhabi | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2019

    The United States will grant no more waivers for Iranian oil after the reimposition of US sanctions, the US special representative for Iran said on...

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    As world economy stumbles into 2019, eyes turn to China

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2019

    Ten years after China helped stave off the threat of a global depression with a huge stimulus plan, investors are looking once again towards Beijing...

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    India’s industrial output growth nosedives in Nov

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2019

    India’s industrial output slumped to 0.5 per cent in November amid a slowdown in auto and garment manufacturing, making prime minister Narendra Modi’s challenge to...

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