Miscellany

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    Govt asks factories to use thermal scanners at gates

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:19pm on March 14, 2020

    The government has instructed factory owners of labour intensive industries to use thermal scanners to monitor the body temperatures of workers at the factory entry...

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    Rupee rout deepens

    Press Trust of India . Mumbai | Updated at 10:40pm on March 13, 2020

    The Indian rupee fell by another 16 paise to 74.44 against the US dollar on Friday as financial markets around the globe continued to feel...

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    Coronavirus shines spotlight on US economic inequality

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:39pm on March 13, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the global economy, but in the United States it has thrown into sharp relief the depth of...

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    EU offers ‘maximum’ budget flexibility to fight virus

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:38pm on March 13, 2020

    The European Union on Friday offered member states ‘maximum flexibility’ to boost spending and subsidies beyond normal rules to help fight the coronavirus. ‘The shock...

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    Australia unveils $11b stimulus to avert virus downturn

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:17pm on March 12, 2020

    Australia on Thursday unveiled a massive $11 billion spending plan designed to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and avert the country’s first...

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    Post-audit asset value of PLFS Tk 1,811cr

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:45pm on March 12, 2020

    Post-audit asset value of scam-hit People’s Leasing and Financial Services Limited has increased by Tk 839 crore from the initial assessment. Acnabin Chartered Accountants, the special...

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    WTO suspends all meetings after staff member contracts virus

    AFP | Updated at 10:20pm on March 11, 2020

    The World Trade Organisation said on Tuesday that it would suspend all meetings until March 20 after one of its staff members contracted the new...

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    Trump economic stimulus measures face virus reality

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:18pm on March 11, 2020

    United States president Donald Trump’s push for economic stimulus measures to combat market turmoil in the midst of the growing coronavirus crisis got a slow...

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    Economy suffered no major setback in 2019 despite headwinds: ICCB

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:17pm on March 11, 2020

    The Bangladesh economy did not suffer any major setback in the year 2019 though some headwind stemmed from slowed-down export and import due to shrinking...

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    Bangladeshis employed in local, foreign agencies abroad to get remittance incentive

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:13pm on March 11, 2020

    The Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday declared Bangladeshi citizens employed in local and foreign airlines and shipping companies abroad eligible for 2 per cent cash incentive...

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