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Boeing 777X: World’s largest twin-engine jet completes first flight

Boeing has successfully completed the first test flight of the world’s largest twin-engined jet, the 777X. It comes as the firm attempts to boost its image after its 737 Max plane was grounded last year following two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. The flight took off near Seattle and lasted four hours. Two attempts were called off this week ...

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Big Indian investment coming to Bangladesh

Bangladesh will see more investment from neighbouring country in the future as it has been containing a very favourable environment for Indian investors, said Dinesh Kumar Khara, Managing Director of State Bank of India. Mentioning that Indian investment in Bangladesh is going well, India’s banking boss came up with this hope in a trade meeting held between India Bangladesh Chamber ...

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Japan has second straight year of red ink on trade last year

Photo: In this July 8, 2019, photo, cars wait to be exported at Yokohama port, near Tokyo. Japan logged a deficit for a second straight year last year as its exports were hurt by a slowdown of demand in China amid a tariff war with the U.S. Government data released Thursday showed Japan’s exports fell 5.6% in 2019, to 76.9 ...

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Canada prosecutors propose £110m Volkswagen fine

Canadian prosecutors proposed to fine Volkswagen $196.5m Canadian dollars (£110m) over its emissions scandal. Volkswagen was charged in December with importing nearly 128,000 vehicles into Canada that violated emissions standards.Volkswagen, the major German automobile manufacturer, then pleaded guilty to dozens of counts of diesel emissions violations.Globally the scandal has already cost the company more than €30bn in fines, penalties and ...

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Economic Watch: A new epic — Chinese economy in 2020s

With the arrival of a new decade, one predictable thing about China in the 2020s is that it is shifting into a higher-quality economy that is more open and abounds with new opportunities for global businesses. Despite a cloud of challenges, China’s economy wrapped up 2019 with 6.1-percent GDP growth as a top performer among comparable economies. Acting as a ...

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German officials agree on plan to exit coal-fired power

Photo : A mining machine is working in the Inden opencast lignite mine in Schophoven, Germany. German officials have agreed on a plan to shut down the nation’s coal-fired power plants by the mid to late 2030s, the government said Thursday. A year ago, a government-appointed panel recommended that Germany stop burning coal to generate electricity by 2038 at the ...

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China, US sign phase-one trade deal

Photo: President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, after signing a trade agreement in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. China and the United States formally signed their phase-one economic and trade agreement here on Wednesday, with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald Trump inking the ...

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Bradford young woman proud to win Young Volunteer of the Year Award

  Khadeeja Bashir (21) from Bradford, who volunteers with Barnardo’s Bradford SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service), has won the nationwide Marsh Trust Young Volunteer of the Year Award. She was given the award by Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan at a special celebratory event at the HQ of Sainsbury’s in London for demonstrating an ...

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 Bangladesh Marine Academy receives recognition from MNTB

  The Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) has awarded the Bangladesh Marine Academy Centre Recognition as its bid to raise global maritime training standards takes hold. The Centre and Course Recognition accolades were developed last year by the MNTB to provide an independent assessment of maritime training around the world. Kathryn Neilson, Director of the MNTB, spoke of her pride ...

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Robi pays Tk 27.60 crore of BTRC’s audit claims

Robi Axiata Limited, country’s 2nd largest mobile phone operator, has paid Tk 27.60 crore to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) as the first installment of Tk 138 crore of the dues as directed by the High Court. The mobile phone company deposited the money on Tuesday, BTRC Senior Assistant Director Zakir Hossain Khan told UNB. Robi has Tk 867.23 crore ...

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