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    Germany set to upgrade 2021 growth forecast: minister

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 10:29pm on April 24, 2021

    The German government is set to upgrade its growth forecast for this year as industry holds up well to the economic fallout from the coronavirus...

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    Hatchery reviving Britain’s near-extinct local oysters

    Agence France-Presse . Portsmouth | Updated at 10:29pm on April 24, 2021

    Decimated by over-fishing and pollution, British oysters could make a comeback as a hatchery in the Channel port city of Portsmouth is helping to revive...

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    US new home sales surge in March to 15-year high

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:27pm on April 24, 2021

    Sales of new homes accelerated last month across most of the United States, jumping to a 15-year high and more than recovering from cooling caused...

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    EU urges Swiss ‘compromise’ to break deal impasse

    Agen France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:33pm on April 23, 2021

    European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen called for ‘flexibility’ as talks with Switzerland’s president on Friday failed to make a breakthrough towards sealing a...

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    Brexit fishing tensions flare after French blockade

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:24pm on April 23, 2021

    The French government called on Friday for a quick implementation of a post-Brexit accord on mutual access to fishing waters, after French fisherman blocked trucks...

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    Intel tops expectations as chip demand high

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:16pm on April 23, 2021

    US semiconductor giant Intel on Thursday said that it took in more money than expected in the first quarter amid ‘explosive’ growth in demand for...

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    Pandemic pushes UK state borrowing to peacetime record

    | Updated at 11:15pm on April 23, 2021

    Emergency pandemic support measures sent UK annual borrowing rocketing to the highest level since World War II, official data showed on Friday. Public sector net...

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    57 per cent Rana Plaza survivors jobless: survey

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:58pm on April 22, 2021

    Fifty-seven per cent of Rana Plaza survivors has remained jobless after eight years of the tragic incident due to their physical weakness and mental trauma...

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    Turkish crypto founder flees with reported $2b

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 10:43pm on April 22, 2021

    Turkish prosecutors on Thursday launched an investigation after the Istanbul-based founder of a cryptocurrency exchange froze trading and fled the country with a reported $2...

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    Jobless workers struggle to survive amid Covid-19

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 10:43pm on April 20, 2021

    Thousands of workers across the country are now struggling to maintain their family as they have been without work after restrictions were imposed on public...

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