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Aid for US economy is expiring – at 2020-07-16 15:40:17With a rise in coronavirus cases hindering efforts at reopening the economy, pressure is rising on Congress for a new round of aid.

Waiter by day, actor by night: In NYC, 2020-07-16 12:48:52As New York City attempts to reopen, some fear that jobs for the city's creative class are no longer available. “Suddenly I don’t have yo

First to close, first to grow: Chinese economy 2020-07-16 12:44:29The Chinese economy was the first to shut down at the start of the coronavirus pandemic – and it's now the first major economy to show growth.

Apple wins court battle over $15B, limiting EU's 2020-07-15 12:24:26Apple just won a long court battle over $15 billion in back taxes. Like several U.S. tech companies, they’ve managed to pay low tax rates on a b

Hunger jumps, travel plummets: Tracing pandemic’s ripples in 2020-07-14 13:14:00The coronavirus and efforts to contain it have reshaped the U.S. economy and the lives of those who depend on it. Just how long will that last?

Vacation redefined: Head to Cape Cod, act like 2020-07-10 13:28:54Vacation traditions are being tested as people pine for beaches amid a pandemic. One result is the rise of the away-from-home staycation.

In economic slump, town takes new tack: Printing 2020-07-09 12:26:16Tenino, Washington has revived a Great Depression-era strategy to help shore up the local economy during the pandemic – printing its own currenc

Workers plan 'Strike for Black Lives.' Here are 2020-07-09 12:10:00A U.S. coalition of labor unions and racial justice organizers plan a mass walk-out on July 20, calling on corporations and government leaders to addr

Summer camps use survival skills to keep running 2020-07-06 12:09:10As most of the nation's 15,000-plus camps opt to close because of coronavirus concerns or delays in receiving state guidelines, 19.5 million kids wil

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Helal Ahmed Chowdhury joins Bank Asia as independent 2020-07-30 14:00:00Helal Ahmed Chowdhury has recently joined Bank Asia as an independent director, the bank said in a statement yesterday.

Samsung Electronics defies pandemic with profit rise 2020-07-30 14:00:00South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics defied the coronavirus to report higher net profits in the second quarter Thursday, with strong demand for

New stores open doors defying pandemic 2020-07-30 14:00:00Opening a new business or expanding the existing operations amid a pandemic do not make sense as demand invariably tends to be too low.

MetLife Foundation, Spreeha Bangladesh to provide protective equipment 2020-07-30 14:00:00MetLife Foundation has recently teamed up with Spreeha Bangladesh, a non-profit organisation, to help healthcare workers tackle Covid-19.

Most garment workers got full bonus and salary 2020-07-30 14:00:00Almost all the garment and knitwear factories have paid their workers Eid festival bonus and salaries for July yesterday, in a refreshing departure fr

Uber keeps Asia HQ in Singapore, ditching Hong 2020-07-30 14:00:00Uber will keep its Asian headquarters in Singapore for now, the ride-hailing giant said Thursday, blaming regulatory uncertainty for thwarting a moote

No surprises as banks’ profits plummet in the 2020-07-30 14:00:00The expected happened. Banks’ profits were supposed to take a massive hit in the second quarter of 2020, and that took place.

Renault hit by historic loss 2020-07-30 14:00:00French automaker Renault reported its biggest half-year loss ever on Thursday, with revenue slashed by a third as dealerships worldwide were emptied b

Disinfecting service keeping cleaning companies afloat amid quarantine 2020-07-30 14:00:00Soon after Bangladesh reported its first confirmed COVID-19 cases on 8 March, the on-demand cleaning service provider HandyMama got busy working up a

Economy in a limbo 2020-07-30 14:00:00The economy, it seems, is in a sort of limbo, neither fully on recess nor roaring ahead.

Bangladesh trails behind 14 low, middle income countries 2020-07-30 14:00:00When it comes to accessing digital services, Bangladeshi women are lagging way behind men with just 16 per cent having access to the internet compared

European oil major trading units provide buffer in 2020-07-30 14:00:00The trading units of European oil and gas majors have shielded their second-quarter results from the full force of the corona-induced collapse in dema

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Health ministry tweaks quarantine norms for international passengers 2020-08-02 10:20:40No institutional quarantine for those with negative Covid-19 test result

Coronavirus LIVE: 9,509 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra; 2020-08-02 10:19:26Coronavirus news: India has recorded over 200,000 cases in 4 days as the country enters Unlock 3.0. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates

Shift to market economy from nationalised causing RBI-govt 2020-08-02 08:30:45Acharya, who resigned after run-ins with the government last year, said the dip in financial savings is also another reason which can explain the disa

RBI's MPC to meet next week to decide 2020-08-02 08:27:48The MPC, headed by RBI Governor, is scheduled to meet for three days beginning August 4 and announce its decision on August 6

Not everyone in coronavirus-hit family susceptible to disease: 2020-08-02 08:10:57Dileep Mavalankar of Indian Institute of Public Health said studies of 13 papers show transmission to be generally 10-15 per cent, with some showing i

Home ministry seeks additional three months for framing 2020-08-02 08:09:02The home ministry's move came after the panel enquired about the status of the rules for the CAA

Amitabh Bachchan tests negative for Covid-19, discharged from 2020-08-02 08:04:18Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has tested negative for Covid-19 and has been discharged from the hospital, son Abhishek Bachchan shared on Sunday.

Home minister Amit Shah tests Covid-19 positive, admitted 2020-08-02 08:02:44The home minister also requested those who had come in contact with him in the last few days to get tested for coronavirus and isolate themselves

India's June crude oil imports lowest in over 2020-08-02 07:50:33Fuel demand in India, the world's third-biggest oil importer and consumer, fell 7.8% in June

Indian steel market recovering after Covid-19 lockdowns, says 2020-08-02 06:05:30Aditya, son of steel baron LN Mittal, said that operations at ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India's (formerly Essar Steel) Hazira plant in Gujarat are r

AIIB in talks with India for financing of 2020-08-02 05:32:15The Beijing-based multilateral funding agency had earlier approved a financial assistance of $1.2 billion for India to fight the Covid-19 pandemic

Toyota looks at localisation to de-risk business from 2020-08-02 04:42:40The auto major also plans to locally manufacture hybrid systems in the country

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