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    Philippines economy shrinks 4.2pc in first quarter

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:14pm on May 11, 2021

    The Philippine economy shrank in the first three months of the year as coronavirus restrictions suppressed activity, but a top official said there were signs...

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    BUET develops OxyJet for Covid patients

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:46pm on May 11, 2021

    The Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology has been working for 10 months for the development of a low-cost...

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    Walton starts exporting products in Maldives

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:19pm on May 11, 2021

    Bangladeshi electronics brand Walton started exporting its ‘Made in Bangladesh’ labeled products amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In a latest move of its global presence, the...

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    Increased allocation in budget for poor people, SMEs sought

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on May 09, 2021

    Experts on Sunday demanded an increased allocation in the national budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 for direct cash transfer and food support to disadvantaged...

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    Foodpanda users can now make payments with bKash

    | Updated at 10:48pm on May 09, 2021

    Online food delivery platform foodpanda has partnered with the country’s largest mobile financial services provider, bKash, in an effort to make cashless payments even quicker,...

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    Hitachi trains withdrawn in UK over cracks

    | Updated at 10:47pm on May 09, 2021

    Four UK train operators on Saturday pulled a number of Hitachi highspeed trains from long-distance routes after cracks were discovered, causing widespread disruption. Hitachi says...

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    Disappointing April jobs data pose new challenge for Biden agenda

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:48pm on May 08, 2021

    The United States added just 2,66,000 jobs in April — a quarter of the number expected — in a surprise setback for president Joe Biden’s...

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    US economy adds 2,66,000 jobs in April

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:59pm on May 07, 2021

    The US economy gained just 2,66,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate increased slightly to 6.1 per cent, the government reported on Friday, defying...

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    Japan Airlines logs $2.6b loss over pandemic

    | Updated at 10:57pm on May 07, 2021

    Japan Airlines posted an annual net loss of $2.6 billion on Friday but did not release a forecast for the current financial year, citing uncertainty...

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    Twitter lets people leave tips for some tweeters

    | Updated at 10:55pm on May 07, 2021

    Twitter on Thursday began letting some users add virtual tip jars to accounts so people can support their tweets by tossing in money. A limited...

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