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    Spain trims 2021 GDP forecast

    | Updated at 09:50pm on April 09, 2021

    The Spanish government lowered its growth forecast for 2021 on Friday after fresh pandemic restrictions led to a weakerthan-expected first quarter. It now expects the Spanish economy, the eurozone’s fourth...

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    German industrial output continues decline in Feb

    | Updated at 09:49pm on April 09, 2021

    German industrial production dropped for the second month in a row in February after eight months of gains, as the economic impact of the pandemic began to bite, official data showed...

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    Shwapno opens new outlet in Aftabnagar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:33pm on April 09, 2021

    A new outlet of the retail shop Shwapno was inaugurated in Aftabnagar in Dhaka on Friday. The programme was attended by businessman Iqbal Hossain Talukder,...

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    BD Finance, SIG sign MoU

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 02:18pm on April 09, 2021

    Bangladesh Finance and Investment Company signed a memorandum of understanding with US-based Sovereign Infrastructure Group to mobilise up to US $2 billion for infrastructure projects...

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    RMG export to US drops by 13.11pc in Jan-Feb

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:50pm on April 08, 2021

    Bangladesh’s earnings by exporting readymade garments to the United States in January-February of 2021 fell by 13.11 per cent as the consumption of apparel items still remains low due to the...

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    81pc marginalised households cut food expenses amid virus outbreak: study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:47pm on April 08, 2021

    In Bangladesh, 80.6 per cent of marginalised households cut down their food expenses through reduction of number of protein items, number of items in a meal, number of meals and compromising...

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    Stocks plunge as floor prices of cos lifted

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:45pm on April 08, 2021

    Dhaka stocks plunged on Thursday, snapping a three- day rally as investors went for selling shares heavily after the withdrawal of floor prices of shares of 66 companies. The DSEX declined by 1.54 per cent, or 82.55 points, to close...

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    Axiata, Telenor in discussions to merge Celcom, Digi in Malaysia

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:43pm on April 08, 2021

    Axiata Group Berhad and Telenor Asia are in advanced discussions on the merger of telecommunication operations of Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) and Digi.com Berhad (Digi) in Malaysia, in which...

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    Apple to pay $3.4m over iPhone obsolescence in Chile

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 10:41pm on April 08, 2021

    Apple has agreed to pay Chilean consumers $3.4 million in a lawsuit over programmed obsolescence of iPhones, their lawyer said Wednesday, the first such settlement in Latin America...

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    Tania appointed Bank Asia director

    | Updated at 10:35pm on April 08, 2021

    Tania Nusrat Zaman has recently been appointed director of Bank Asia, said a press release. She began her career in 1987 as a young professional with UNDP...