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    Spain’s cashiers ‘most exposed’ on the frontline of virus battle

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:21pm on March 17, 2020

    ‘Keep a safe distance!’ barks a cashier in a Madrid supermarket, where working the till means braving the frontline in virus-ravaged Spain. Since a state...

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    Spain’s cashiers ‘most exposed’ on the frontline of virus battle

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:21pm on March 17, 2020

    ‘Keep a safe distance!’ barks a cashier in a Madrid supermarket, where working the till means braving the frontline in virus-ravaged Spain. Since a state...

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    France weighs nationalisation fearing recession

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:19pm on March 17, 2020

    France’s finance minister said on Tuesday that he was willing to nationalise large companies to protect them from bankruptcy, while warning that the country faces...

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    G7 pledge to ‘do whatever it takes’ to safeguard economy

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:10pm on March 17, 2020

    Leaders of the G7 industrial powerhouses pledged on Monday to join forces to halt the economic freefall in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which...

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    US growth may contract by 5pc in Q2: Goldman Sachs

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:51pm on March 17, 2020

    Goldman Sachs has projected a 5-per cent contraction in the US economic growth in the second quarter and downgraded the first quarter growth estimation to...

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    Shanchoy app on govt savings schemes launched

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:49pm on March 17, 2020

    The Department of National Savings on Tuesday introduced a mobile application for investors that will provide detailed information about the government’s savings tools and procurement...

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    FRC brings cos with Tk 5 crore revenue under its jurisdiction

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:48pm on March 17, 2020

    The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), an independent government regulatory body, has brought more companies under its jurisdiction by defining Tk 5 crore revenue generating firms and...

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    Recession risk calls for jt response: UN chief

    Agence France-Presse . Lisbon | Updated at 10:00pm on March 16, 2020

    United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged governments to work together to stop the coronavirus pandemic from plunging the global economy into recession. ‘No...

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    Germany says virus vaccine research not for sale

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 09:43pm on March 16, 2020

    Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday the rights to coronavirus vaccine research were not for sale, following reports which said that Donald Trump wanted the...

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    World needs coordinated fiscal response to pandemic: IMF chief

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:39pm on March 16, 2020

    Global governments must work together to provide massive spending as in the 2008 financial crisis to help the economy withstand the damage from the coronavirus...

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