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    Virus hits shipping, spreading global economic strain

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:55pm on February 23, 2020

    Sea freight transport, the lifeblood of trade and a bellwether of the global economy, has been blown off course by the new coronavirus, sparking general...

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    Unstable market keeps impacting economic growth

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 24, 2020

    GOODS price instability has left a negative impact on the economy, financial resources and income distribution that may lead to an increase in poverty instead...

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    Low, middle income groups in Bangladesh reel from rising prices

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2020

    Sufferings of the middle and low income groups are growing as the volatility in the prices of some half a dozen essential commodities, including rice,...

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    Class conflicts in a remittance-economy state

    by Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:10am on February 21, 2020

    ALL history hitherto known is one of seeking class advantages through various alliances and combinations. These alliances are formed in response to challenges posed to...

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    Breakdown or breakthrough?

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2020

    WHEN mainstream approaches to sustainability fail to challenge economic growth they provide limited, sometimes even false solutions to today’s crises. Technological and political interventions that...

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    Japan economy suffers worst slump in 5 years

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:45am on February 18, 2020

    Japan has suffered its worst quarterly GDP contraction in more than five years, with a tax hike and a deadly typhoon taking a toll on...

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    ‘We need to democratise politics’

    | Updated at 10:28pm on February 12, 2020

    Economist Anis Chowdhury talks at length with Nahid Riyasad about the current global economic crisis, growing inequality and the ways to overcome the situation in...

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    BCSIR holds seminar on hydrogen economy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:26am on February 10, 2020

    Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research organised a seminar on ‘hydrogen economy in Bangladesh: prospect and challenges’ at its IFRD auditorium in Dhaka on...

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    Dhaka stocks plunge on worries over external trade

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on February 10, 2020

    Dhaka stocks plunged on Sunday, stretching the losing streak to the fourth session, as investors went for heavy sales due to concerns over the economy...

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    A new age of colonialism

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 08, 2020

    THE 2008 global financial crisis revealed that the accumulation of capital has its limits. But it also proved that capital has the ‘accumulated power’ to...