Miscellany

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    $59 million Hong Kong flat sale sets new Asia record

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 05:35pm on February 17, 2021

    Hong Kong may be in its worst recession in years but its luxury property market is still thriving after a five-bedroom apartment broke records with...

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    Experts for more policy support to boost job creation, production

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:56pm on February 16, 2021

    Economists and experts on Tuesday said that increased support to boost production and employment generation was important to fight the COVID-19 fallout but the country...

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    Azad elected ICC Bangladesh vice-president

    | Updated at 10:51pm on February 16, 2021

    AK Azad has been elected vice-president of ICC Bangladesh’s executive board at its meeting held on Monday, said a press release. The post of vice-president...

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    Business confidence in Bangladesh increases in slow pace

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:04pm on February 16, 2021

    Business confidence of the country’s manufacturing and service sectors increased slightly in January-March quarter of the current fiscal year 2021 from that of October-December quarter...

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    Japan economy shrinks for first time since 2009

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:24pm on February 15, 2021

    Japan’s pandemic-hit economy shrank in 2020 for the first time in more than a decade, but the contraction was less than expected and it ended...

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    CPD stresses expediting government spending for recovery

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:23pm on February 15, 2021

    Centre for Policy Dialogue on Monday stressed the need for expediting government expenditure to stimulate domestic demand and ensure sustainable economic recovery from the COVID-19...

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    Germany’s ‘mini-jobbers’ hit hard by virus fallout

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 11:18pm on February 14, 2021

    Since losing her job as a school bus driver in November, German mum-of-two Viola Auer has had to rely on the generosity of neighbours and...

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    In Venezuelan Amazon, gold gives life, and takes it

    Agence France-Presse . Venezuela | Updated at 10:08pm on February 13, 2021

    Delicately, Jose Valenzuela places a small quantity of gold powder on a digital scale. He sets it aside to pay for fuel in the Venezuelan...

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    American Express probed over sales practices

    | Updated at 10:03pm on February 13, 2021

    American Express disclosed a pair of federal probes over its sales practices, according to a securities filing on Friday. AmEx said that it was cooperating...

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    US federal debt to climb beyond GDP in 2021, government estimates

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:39pm on February 12, 2021

    The United States will see its second-largest budget deficit since World War II this year, while the federal debt will continue to climb beyond GDP,...

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