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    China factory activity sees fastest growth in decade: survey

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:02pm on December 01, 2020

    Activity in China’s factories expanded at its fastest pace in a decade last month, data showed ON Tuesday, the latest sign that the world’s number...

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    Tk 16,240 as minimum wage proposed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:21pm on November 30, 2020

    The minimum wage board has finalised its recommendations for setting Tk 16,240 as the gross monthly minimum wage for construction and wood sector workers, raising...

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    Unilever becomes wholly British company

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 06:29pm on November 30, 2020

    Consumer goods giant Unilever said Monday that it has become a wholly British company, completing a historic merger of its Dutch and British corporate entities...

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    Canada blocks certain drug exports in response to US plan

    Agence France-Presse . Montreal | Updated at 10:01pm on November 29, 2020

    Canada announced on Saturday a ban on exporting certain medicines that are or may soon be in short supply, a measure in response to a...

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    Germany smashes debt rule with 180b euros in borrowing

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 10:29pm on November 27, 2020

    Germany, traditionally hostile to government borrowing, will take on 180 billion euros in new debt in 2021 as it grapples with the economic fallout from...

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    India enters recession, worst among major economies

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 08:00pm on November 27, 2020

    India’s economy contracted 7.5 per cent between July and September, performing the poorest among major advanced and emerging economies and entering a technical recession for...

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    Father of Indian IT industry FC Kohli dies

    United News of Bangladeh . New  Delhi | Updated at 10:46am on November 27, 2020

    Faqir Chand Kohli, popularly referred to as the ‘Father of the Indian IT industry’, died in his home in the city of Mumbai on Thursday....

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    UK to unveil spending plans in face of surging debt

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:32pm on November 25, 2020

    Britain’s government on Wednesday announces its spending plans for the next year amid soaring debt to support the virus-ravaged economy and as the nation embarks...

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    MetLife launches online premium payment thru BKash

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:28pm on November 25, 2020

    As consumer demand for mobile financial services continues to surge amid the COVID-19 outbreak, MetLife Bangladesh has introduced even more convenient ways of premium payment...

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    AFC Health’s IPO approval suspended over Fortis dispute

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 09:18pm on November 25, 2020

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday suspended the IPO approval of AFC Health Limited due to the company’s dispute with India-based Fortis Healthstaff...

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