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    Germany to be ‘first country’ to end shredding of male chicks

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 11:34pm on January 20, 2021

    Germany is set to be the first country to ban mass shredding of male chicks in the poultry industry, the government said Wednesday after approving a draft law on the controversial practice...

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    Lotus looks to an electric future with Alpine deal

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:33pm on January 20, 2021

    A co-operation deal between British sports car maker Lotus and Alpine, owned by French giant Renault, is driven by a need to share supply chains and production facilities. The joint venture was announced last...

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    Virus hits earnings at BASF

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 11:31pm on January 20, 2021

    German chemicals giant BASF said Wednesday it expected to swing to a loss for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic but it still beat expectations as it recovered in the final quarter. The Ludwigshafen-based company...

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    GP, Samsung Bangladesh bring Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:29pm on January 20, 2021

    Leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone in collaboration with Samsung Bangladesh has launched pre-order for Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G comes with a 6.8-inch Dynamic amoled 2X display, which...

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    Bangladesh apparel exports to major markets fall in July-Dec

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on January 19, 2021

    Bangladesh’s readymade garment exports to its major markets declined in the July-December period of the financial year 2020-21 as global demand remained slow amid the...

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    DCH Trust launches free health care for poor, orphan, disabled children

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:26am on January 21, 2021

    The Dhaka Community Hospital Trust on Wednesday launched a school healthcare programme, offering free medical services for orphan, poor and disabled children. Dhaka district deputy commissioner Shahidul Islam inaugurated...

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    Europe 2020 auto sales post record fall as virus hits

    AFP | Updated at 11:05pm on January 19, 2021

    New car sales in Europe last year suffered a record fall of nearly 24 per cent due to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Automobile Manufacturers’...

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    Huawei releases top 10 trends of digital power

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:04pm on January 19, 2021

    Technology giant Huawei has recently held the top 10 trends of digital power media communication conference held virtually. Huawei vice-president and digital power product line...

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    German investor confidence jumps

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 11:03pm on January 19, 2021

    German investor sentiment rose in January as confidence in the country’s export strength outweighed jitters over extended coronavirus measures, data showed Tuesday. The ZEW institute’s...

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    IEA trims 2021 oil demand forecast amid COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:02pm on January 19, 2021

    The International Energy Agency trimmed its 2021 global oil demand forecast Tuesday as fresh coronavirus lockdowns cloud the outlook but said mass vaccination programmes should...