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    Govt signs $250m loan deal with World Bank for job development

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:13pm on June 21, 2020

    The government on Sunday signed a loan agreement of $ 250 million (budget support) with the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group...

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    Women bear the brunt of virus fallout in workplace

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:23am on June 21, 2020

    The reverberating economic shock of the coronavirus crisis has delivered a massive setback for women because so many work in the badly exposed services sector,...

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    Runner launches three new motorcycles

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:32pm on June 20, 2020

    Motorcycle manufacturer and exporter Runner Automobiles has recently launched three new models under their flagship brand Runner Motorcycles, said a press release. The models are...

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    FY21 budget not responsive to pandemic

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:18pm on June 20, 2020

    Experts and economists on Saturday recommended that the government should review the budget every two to three months to correct the measures and meet the...

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    South African pharma giant to ‘ramp up’ dexamethasone production

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 11:22pm on June 19, 2020

    South African pharmaceutical giant Aspen Pharmacare has said that it is ready to scale up production of a generic anti-inflammatory drug that could help save...

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    Green aviation still has electrifying future despite virus

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:18pm on June 19, 2020

    The aviation industry has long been under pressure to reduce pollution, and while airlines have taken a financial wallop from the coronavirus crisis it may...

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    BMW cuts jobs, ends self-driving project with Mercedes

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 11:16pm on June 19, 2020

    BMW will slash 6,000 jobs this year and freeze a major self-driving technology collaboration with rival Mercedes-Benz as the German luxury carmaker sees demand plunging...

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    1.3cr people at risk of losing jobs due to COVID-19 fallout

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:00pm on June 18, 2020

    At least 1.3 crore people in the country, particularly part-time and temporary workers, are at risk of losing employment and incomes due to the adverse...

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    Green business idea competition to be held in Bangladesh

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 02:24pm on June 18, 2020

    ClimateLaunchpad, powered by Climate-KIC and supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, an initiative of the European Union, would organise a green business...

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    ADB puts FY20 Bangladesh growth at 4.5pc

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:57am on June 18, 2020

    The Asian Development Bank on Thursday said that Bangladesh GDP would grow by 4.5 per cent in the current fiscal year 2019-2020, revising its original...

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