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    4 banks donate Tk 15.2cr to PM’s relief fund to combat coronavirus

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:58pm on March 31, 2020

    Four private banks have donated a total of Tk 15.20 crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to help combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country....

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    Woman businesses seek fund for coronavirus loss recovery

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:56pm on March 31, 2020

    The Women Entrepreneurs Network for Development Association on Tuesday urged the prime minister to set up a fund for the small and medium women entrepreneurs...

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    BUILD for Tk 50,000cr fund to offset impacts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:54pm on March 31, 2020

    The Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD), a public private dialogue platform, on Tuesday recommended the formation of a national economic fund with allocation of approximately...

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    Singapore GDP contracts amid virus pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 11:00pm on March 30, 2020

    Singapore’s economy suffered its biggest contraction since the financial crisis during the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic escalated, data showed Thursday, an ominous sign...

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    EU ombudsman bins labour orgs’ plea over Bangladesh GSP review

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:29pm on March 30, 2020

    European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has dismissed a case file by four global labour rights bodies against the European Commission’s alleged failure to initiate a temporary...

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    India cos want 15-month financial year due to coronavirus

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:23pm on March 29, 2020

    After the Indian government postponed deadlines for filing tax and earning returns, several companies and stakeholders have sought extension of current financial year to a...

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    Massive risks to world economy as virus battle rages

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:20pm on March 29, 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak and resulting lockdown of billions of people threatens the global economy to the point where economists are predicting the most violent recession...

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    Epidemic infects Europe with ‘germ of division’

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 09:31pm on March 28, 2020

    The European Union has faced and survived a series of existential threats over the years but the coronavirus epidemic has exposed old wounds that could...

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    World has entered recession: IMF

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:25pm on March 28, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has driven the global economy into a downturn that will require massive funding to help developing nations, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said...

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    International tourism to plunge up to 30pc: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:05pm on March 27, 2020

    International travel will likely fall by 20-30 per cent in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, putting millions of jobs in the global tourism...