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    US job growth surges

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on May 04, 2019

    US job growth surged in April and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than 49-year low of 3.6 per cent, pointing to solid economic...

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    Amazon India unit sees 56pc rise in export merchants

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on May 01, 2019

    Amazon.com Inc’s India unit saw a 56 per cent rise in the number of local merchants selling to international markets, hitting export sales of over...

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    China April factory growth unexpectedly slows as economy struggles for traction

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on May 01, 2019

    Factory activity in China expanded for a second straight month in April but at a much slower pace than expected, an official survey showed on...

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    Airbus not pouncing on Boeing’s 737 MAX turmoil

    Reuters . Pairs | Updated at 12:00am on May 01, 2019

    When Boeing launched its 737 MAX jetliner in response to Airbus’s record-selling A320neo, a wave of poker-faced satisfaction spread through Airbus headquarters in France.Its reasons...

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    Rising inequality may lead to social chaos, economists warn

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 29, 2019

    Economists and experts on Sunday said that the government should take immediate steps so that inequality could not emerge strongly in society as sense of...

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    Biman to resume direct Delhi flight

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on April 29, 2019

    Biman Bangladesh Airlines is set to re-launch its Dhaka-Delhi direct flight operations next month after five years eying to earn handsome revenues as India’s private...

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    Nepal economy to grow by 6.81pc this fiscal year

    Xinhua . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    Nepal’s economy is projected to grow by 6.81 per cent in the current fiscal year that concludes in mid-July, as the Himalayan country is witnessing...

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    Bangabandhu satellite to connect local TVs, ATMs

    Bangadesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    Alongside providing feed to local television channels (TVs), Bangabandhu satellite-I (BS-I) is set to connect automated teller machines (ATM) to offer uninterrupted and secured banking...

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    Belt and Road must be green, sustainable: Xi

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 27, 2019

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) must be green and sustainable, president Xi Jinping said in opening a summit on his grand strategy, adding that...

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    Marriot to open 7 luxury hotels in Bangladesh in next 5 years

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 07:50pm on April 26, 2019

    Banking on great success of hotel Le Meridien Dhaka, Marriot International has drawn out plans to open seven new hotels in the capital and other...

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