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    Videogame sales hit US high in 2020

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 10:42pm on January 16, 2021

    Sales of video games, consoles and accessories hit a record high in the US last year as people hunkered down at home due to the...

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    Fitch keeps Britain outlook negative

    AFP | Updated at 10:41pm on January 16, 2021

    Fitch ratings on Friday maintained Britain’s AA- debt rating and outlook at negative, but warned rising deficits, the coronavirus surge and its fraught trading relationship...

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    Sanofi staff demand payment of dues, compensations

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:38pm on January 16, 2021

    The Sanofi Bangladesh Limited Workers-Employees Association on Saturday demanded payment of compensations and dues along with protection of their interests at the company. The association...

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    Biden plan aims to stem exodus of women from workforce

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:47pm on January 15, 2021

    The economic devastation and job losses wreaked by COVID-19 have hit women especially hard, but president-elect Joe Biden’s rescue plan targets their central dilemma faced...

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    China’s 2020 GDP growth slowest in over 4 decades

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 10:47pm on January 15, 2021

    China’s economy grew last year at its slowest pace since transformative market reforms of the 1970s, according to an AFP poll of economists, but finished...

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    UK economy hits reverse on virus curbs

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:46pm on January 15, 2021

    Britain’s economy slumped 2.6 per cent in November on coronavirus restrictions, official data showed on Friday, stoking fears that the current virus lockdown could spark...

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    German economy suffers biggest blow since financial crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 10:21pm on January 14, 2021

    Germany’s economy suffered its biggest contraction last year since the 2009 financial crash but  the pandemic-induced slump was limited thanks to its manufacturing strength, official...

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    Homeworkers treated unequally in absence of law: ILO study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on January 13, 2021

    Use of home working in the country’s apparel and footwear sectors has been increasing dramatically due to the COVID-19 outbreak but ensuring decent work has...

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    ADP execution hits 10-year low in July-Dec

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:46pm on January 13, 2021

    Implementation of the annual development programme hit a 10-year low to 23.89 per cent in the first half (July-December) of the current fiscal year 2020-2021...

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    Akash now available on Evaly

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:46pm on January 13, 2021

    The country’s first and only legal Direct to Home service provider brand Akash and the country’s top e-commerce marketplace Evaly have signed an agreement under...

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