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    Toshiba to weigh buyout offer from UK fund

    | Updated at 09:59pm on April 07, 2021

    Toshiba is considering a buyout offer from a British private equity fund, it said Wednesday, with reports suggesting the deal could be worth about $20...

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    IMF ups 2021 GDP growth forecast to 5pc for Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:16pm on April 06, 2021

    The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted that the Bangladesh economy would grow by 5 per cent, up from its October 2020 prediction of 4.4...

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    Credit Suisse takes $4.7 billion hedge fund hit

    Agence France-Presse . Zurich | Updated at 10:43pm on April 06, 2021

    Credit Suisse said on Tuesday that it had taken a $4.7 billion hit from its links to troubled hedge fund Archegos Capital Management, cut dividends...

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    COVID-19 test fee allowed through Nagad

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:46pm on April 06, 2021

    Nagad customers can have COVID-19 tests at diagnostic centres in Dhaka, Chattogram and Noakhali at a payment of Tk 100 through Nagad. Nagad along with the...

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    Community Bank, Robi unveil device bundle offer

    | Updated at 10:44pm on April 05, 2021

    Community Bank Bangladesh and Robi have recently launched a handset bundle campaign for the bank’s employees and members of the Bangladesh Police who have accounts...

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    Puerto Rico welcomes Mexican workers as locals opt for pandemic aid

    Agence France-Presse . Guenica | Updated at 02:06am on April 05, 2021

    Abigain Sebastian is delighted to make $7.25 an hour toiling under Puerto Rico’s hot sun tying the stalks of tomato plants. Back home in Mexico,...

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    Logjam deepens at the world’s ports as pandemic strikes shipping

    Agence France-Presse . Lianyungang | Updated at 01:57am on April 05, 2021

    Towering cranes work overtime swinging containers from cargo vessels in the eastern Chinese port of Lianyungang, racing to keep ahead of a perfect storm unleashed...

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    Pandemic sharpens inequalities, could fuel unrest: IMF

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:37pm on April 02, 2021

    The coronavirus pandemic has worsened long-standing inequalities around the world, which left unaddressed could undermine economic stability and lead to unrest, the IMF warned on...

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    US recovery picks up speed as employment surges to 9,16,000 in March

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:36pm on April 02, 2021

    The US pandemic recovery picked up speed in March with a massive rebound in employment, according to government data released Friday, gains driven by business...

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    New US jobless claims spike

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:38pm on April 01, 2021

    New applications for jobless benefits in the US jumped last week, reversing most of the improvement in the prior week when the total dipped below...

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