Miscellany

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    25pc seats on flights to remain empty for maintaining physical distance

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 01:20pm on May 13, 2020

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh has formulated a 39-point guideline for operators, passengers and crew members as precautionary measures in order to operate domestic...

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    Half of event management cos in fear of closure

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:56pm on May 09, 2020

    An estimated half of the 300 event management companies operating in the country could face closure due to negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on...

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    Economists, experts for stimulus package for youth

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:48pm on May 09, 2020

    Economists and experts on Saturday recommended stimulus package and policy guidelines for the youth in the coming national budget as the economic disruption caused by...

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    Prioritise health, agri, safety net, SME in budget, CPD urges government

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:43pm on May 09, 2020

    The Centre for Policy Dialogue on Saturday recommended that the government should give priority to four sectors — health, agriculture, social safety net, small and...

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    Finland to need painful spending cuts: economists

    Agence France-Presse . Helsinki | Updated at 09:23pm on May 08, 2020

    Finland’s government will have to implement a ‘pain package’ of tax rises and spending cuts worth billions of euros to rebalance its finances after the...

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    Fazlur elected Jamuna Bank chairman

    Business Desk | Updated at 09:39pm on May 07, 2020

    Fazlur Rahman was elected chairman of the board the board of Jamuna Bank at its 366th meeting held on April 29, said a press release....

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    ADB okays additional $500m to tackle impact of COVID-19

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 09:37pm on May 07, 2020

    The Asian Development Bank on Thursday approved an additional $500 million loan to bolster the efforts of Bangladesh to manage the impact of the novel...

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    USA set to face historic unemployment surge

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:51pm on May 06, 2020

    Like a global tsunami, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a huge loss of life and taken a massive economic toll. In the US economy, skyrocketing...

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    Store rent waiver extended up to May 16

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:50pm on May 05, 2020

    The Chittagong Port Authority has again extended the full exemption facility from payment of store rent on all types of import containers up to May...

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    Hong Kong economy shrinks record 8.9pc in Q1

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:40pm on May 04, 2020

    Hong Kong suffered its worst quarterly contraction since modern records began, official figures showed Monday, as the coronavirus outbreak hammered an economy already mired in...

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