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    Bangladesh PM orders preparing another stimulus plan

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:03am on December 24, 2020

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the authorities concerned particularly the finance ministry to prepare another plan of a stimulus package to effectively fight...

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    Trump rejects COVID relief bill, calling it ‘a disgrace’

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:29am on December 23, 2020

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday rejected a massive COVID economic relief package passed by Congress, branding it ‘a disgrace’ in an act of political brinkmanship...

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    US lawmakers approve $900b stimulus package

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 11:57am on December 22, 2020

    US lawmakers on Monday approved a $900 billion relief package for the world's biggest economy that will provide a long-sought boost for millions of Americans...

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    Digital pay in RMG units falling after boom amid COVID-19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:54am on December 21, 2020

    Owners of the country’s apparel factories are gradually returning to cash-based salary disbursement after using digital payment modes in this regard during the implementation of...

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    Bangladesh to consider fresh stimulus for apparel industries

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:38pm on December 12, 2020

    Commerce minister Tipu Munshi on Saturday said that the government would consider a fresh stimulus package for the country’s readymade garment sector if the business...

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    White House proposes $916 bn stimulus plan to break deadlock

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:40am on December 09, 2020

    The White House unveiled a $916 billion stimulus proposal on Tuesday in a final dash to break a months-long logjam over new aid for the...

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    45pc disbursed, influential quarters take most

    Shakhawat  Hossain | Updated at 11:38pm on November 26, 2020

    Around 45 per cent or Tk 55,795 crore of the Tk 1.21 lakh crore stimulus packages announced to overcome the economic shocks from the lingering...

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    Stimulus fund release to SMEs slow

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:20pm on November 13, 2020

    The finance ministry, in a series of meetings in the current month, is going to review the implementation of over Tk 1 lakh crore loan...

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    More stimulus needed to help US economy: US Fed’s Powell

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:47pm on November 06, 2020

    The trajectory of COVID-19 remains key to the US recovery and until it is eradicated, more emergency spending will be ‘essential’ to support the economy,...

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    Govt stimulus packages cover 8pc of country’s employment: CPD

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:51pm on November 05, 2020

    Stimulus packages, announced by the government for economic recovery, had only limited employment impact as 56 per cent of the packages had no mention of...