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    Japan economy shrinks for first time since 2009

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:24pm on February 15, 2021

    Japan’s pandemic-hit economy shrank in 2020 for the first time in more than a decade, but the contraction was less than expected and it ended...

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    Vaccinations, stimulus packages won’t mend the economy

    Shawgi Tell | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2021

    THE social and economic destruction engulfing the United States and dozens of other countries remains out of everyone’s control and more chaos, instability, and insecurity...

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    CPD stresses expediting government spending for recovery

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:23pm on February 15, 2021

    Centre for Policy Dialogue on Monday stressed the need for expediting government expenditure to stimulate domestic demand and ensure sustainable economic recovery from the COVID-19...

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    China factory prices see first rise in a year

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:15pm on February 13, 2021

    Factory prices rose in China for the first time in a year last month as the country’s vast industrial sector leads a recovery from the...

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    Squeezed by sanctions, pandemic, Cuba opens up economy

    Agence France-Presse . Havana | Updated at 10:30pm on February 12, 2021

    Cuba is undergoing a paradigm shift: after decades of tight, centralised control, the communist government is opening up the bulk of its economy to the...

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    German industrial output stagnates

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 01:55am on February 09, 2021

    German industrial production was flat in December compared to the previous month as pandemic restrictions weighed on Europe’s top economy, official figures showed on Monday....

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    Saudi Arabia to reserve customer care centre jobs for citizens

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:50am on February 02, 2021

    Saudi Arabia will reserve customer service centre jobs for Saudi citizens to ‘offer greater opportunities’ and ‘improve their income potential’ officials said on Monday, as...

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    India spends big to revive pandemic-hit economy

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:28am on February 02, 2021

    India unveiled a massive spending plan focused on healthcare and infrastructure on Monday, as the government sought to boost a coronavirus-ravaged economy on course for...

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    Bangladesh economy averts COVID-19 setback: PM

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Sangsad Bhaban | Updated at 12:18am on January 21, 2021

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said that special measures taken by her government in view of COVID-19 pandemic to protect people’s lives and tackle...

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    Merkel ally wins race to lead her party

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 10:22pm on January 16, 2021

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party on Saturday picked her ally Armin Laschet as its next leader, in a vote that kicks off the race...