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    BMW cuts jobs, ends self-driving project with Mercedes

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 11:16pm on June 19, 2020

    BMW will slash 6,000 jobs this year and freeze a major self-driving technology collaboration with rival Mercedes-Benz as the German luxury carmaker sees demand plunging...

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    1.3cr people at risk of losing jobs due to COVID-19 fallout

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:00pm on June 18, 2020

    At least 1.3 crore people in the country, particularly part-time and temporary workers, are at risk of losing employment and incomes due to the adverse...

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    Green business idea competition to be held in Bangladesh

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 02:24pm on June 18, 2020

    ClimateLaunchpad, powered by Climate-KIC and supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, an initiative of the European Union, would organise a green business...

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    ADB puts FY20 Bangladesh growth at 4.5pc

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:57am on June 18, 2020

    The Asian Development Bank on Thursday said that Bangladesh GDP would grow by 4.5 per cent in the current fiscal year 2019-2020, revising its original...

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    Review unrealistic targets in proposed budget in 6 months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:44pm on June 17, 2020

    Terming the macroeconomic targets of the proposed budget as unrealistic, economists and experts on Wednesday urged the government to review the budget within six months...

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    Aviation hub Singapore suspends construction of airport terminal

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 10:41pm on June 16, 2020

    Singapore will suspend the construction of a major airport terminal for at least two years as global aviation struggles to recover from the coronavirus pandemic,...

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    UK jobless claims near 3m on coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:39pm on June 16, 2020

    UK jobless claims more than doubled at the height of Britain’s coronavirus outbreak, official data showed on Tuesday. Claims surged 126 per cent to 2.8...

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    FRC inks deals with 3 int’l standard setting orgs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:57pm on June 15, 2020

    The Financial Reporting Council has signed contracts with three global accounting and auditing standard setting organisations to ensure high quality financial reporting and auditing with...

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    Dhaka urges Madrid to recruit Bangladeshi agri-workers

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:40pm on June 14, 2020

    Dhaka has urged Madrid to recruit agri-workers from Bangladesh for the Spanish agriculture industry considering their skills in farming as Bangladesh ranks as the fourth...

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    Audi to launch 3 new models in Bangladesh this month

    Business Desk  | Updated at 10:36pm on June 14, 2020

    German car maker company Audi has announced that it will launch three new models on the Bangladesh market in June, said a press release. The...

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