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    Mustafa Kamal wants more time to deliver

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:51pm on March 05, 2020

    Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday said that he needed more time to deliver amid criticisms that the country’s high economic growth was marred...

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    US Fed leads charge against economic hit from coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:41pm on March 04, 2020

    The US Federal Reserve led the charge in the global response to the growing economic risk posed by the coronavirus, announcing an emergency interest rate...

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    G7 ‘ready to take action’ to stem coronavirus risks

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:28pm on March 03, 2020

    Top officials from the Group of Seven nations vowed Tuesday to use ‘all appropriate policy tools’ to prevent the coronavirus crisis from damaging the global...

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    India restricts 26 pharma ingredients, drugs exports

    Press Trust of India . New Delhi | Updated at 10:22pm on March 03, 2020

    The Indian government on Tuesday put export restrictions on 26 pharma ingredients and medicines, including paracetamol, vitamin B1 and B12, amid the coronavirus outbreak in...

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    Inflation drops in Feb

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:18pm on March 03, 2020

    Point-to-point inflation slightly declined in February to 5.46 from that of 5.57 per cent in January as both food and non-food inflations eased in the...

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    Pvt sector credit growth slumps further to 9.2pc in January

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:08pm on March 03, 2020

    The private sector credit growth declined to 9.2 per cent in January amid heavy government borrowing from the banking sector and the government’s move to...

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    Lufthansa further slashes flight plan over virus

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 11:03pm on March 02, 2020

    German airline group Lufthansa said Monday it was extending flight cancellations on Iran and China routes until late April, part of a broader rollback because...

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    How one woman is taking on Vietnam’s ‘big coal’

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 10:57pm on March 02, 2020

    As a child, Nguy Thi Khanh used to lie in the grass in her Vietnamese village and watch toxic emissions from nearby coal plants float...

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    OECD warns of severe economic hit from virus outbreak

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:55pm on March 02, 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak will have a major impact on economic growth worldwide this year, the OECD warned Monday as it lowered its global GDP forecast...

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    Dollars under the mattress: Argentines’ preferred savings

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:07am on March 02, 2020

    No sooner does she receive her pay cheque in Argentine pesos than 43-year-old lawyer Eugenia exchanges them for dollars and takes them home to hide...

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