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    US economy grows 6.5pc in Q2

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:05pm on July 29, 2021

    The US economy expanded 6.5 per cent annualised in the second quarter, according to government data released on Thursday, a far slower recovery from the...

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    Facebook profit doubles, but shares falling

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 10:52am on July 29, 2021

    Facebook on Wednesday reported its profit doubled in the recently ended quarter as digital advertising surged, but warned of cooler growth in the months ahead...

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    Samsung reports profit surge with higher chip price during Covid

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:17am on July 29, 2021

    Samsung Electronics’ net profits surged more than 70 per cent in the second quarter thanks to higher memory chip prices fuelled by pandemic-led demand, the...

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    Ardashir, Shusmita elected BEF president, VP

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:39pm on July 28, 2021

    Ardashir Kabir has been elected the new president and Shusmita Anis the vice-president of the Bangladesh Employers’ Federation for the term 2021-23, said a press...

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    Palak asks young Indian start-ups to visit Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 06:05pm on July 28, 2021

    Palak asks young Indian start-ups to visit Bangladesh Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka State minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak has called upon the young...

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    IMF sees 6pc world growth, warns developing nations falling behind

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:20pm on July 27, 2021

    The global economy will expand by 6 per cent this year, but disparities between nations are widening as advanced economies accelerate while developing countries fall...

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    UK house prices hit record peak on pandemic

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:09pm on July 27, 2021

    UK property prices hit a record peak last month as Britons sought more space during the pandemic, data showed on Tuesday, with demand stimulated also...

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    Nagad to issue Tk 5b zero-coupon bond

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:58pm on July 27, 2021

    Nagad, the mobile financial services arm of Bangladesh Postal Department, is set to issue a zero-coupon bond of Tk 5 billion, with a face value...

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    WB to help developing nations to buy Covid vaccines collectively

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:20am on July 27, 2021

    A new World Bank financing mechanism will allow developing countries to purchase Covid-19 vaccines collectively through the Covax facility, it was announced on Monday...

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    Chinese tutoring firms’ shares tank after Beijing crackdown

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:50pm on July 26, 2021

    Shares in Chinese tutoring firms tumbled on Monday after Beijing imposed new rules on companies to register as non-profit organisations, effectively wiping out business models...

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