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ADB: Bangladesh economy to defy weak global prospects, Brexit

Dhaka Tribune Business Desk Despite weak global prospects and Brexit, Bangladesh economy will remain robust driven by its garment sector, said Asian Development Bank yesterday. In a supplement to its Asian Development Outlook 2016 report released last March, ADB now forecasts 2016 growth for the developing economies at 5.6%, below its previous projection of 5.7%. For 2017, the growth is seen unchanged at 5.7%. “Although the Brexit vote has affected

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14 Bangladeshi descendants competing in UK general election

Rushanara Ali (Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow), Tulip Siddiq (Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn), Marina Ahmad (Labour, Beckenham), Rupa Huq (Labour, Ealing Central and Acton), Foysol Chowdhury MBE (Labour, Edinburgh South West), Afzal Choudhry (Labour, East Ham) are among 14 Bangalis fighting for British parliament this year Fourteen candidates of Bangladeshi origin are contesting in the UK general election, scheduled to take place on Jun 8. Of them,

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Theresa May must explain ‘disgraceful’ fivefold rise in EU citizens held in detention centres, MPs demand

Source: theindependent.co Theresa May must explain the “disgraceful” fivefold rise in EU citizens being held in immigration detention centres since the Conservatives came to power, MPs have said. Between 2009 and 2015, the number of EU nationals detained under immigration powers leapt from 768 to 3,699 – in many cases for months at a time, where no crime had been committed. Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, told The Independent

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Oxfam: The world’s 8 richest people have more wealth than 50% of humanity combined

Source: uk.businessinsider.com DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top. As decision makers and many of the super-rich gather for this week's World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, the charity's report suggests the wealth gap is wider than ever, with new data

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Moving forward beyond 2017

Source: thedailystar.net GLOBALLY, 2016 has been an unprecedented year. Brexit, Trump, rise of populism, refugee crisis and terrorism will continue to define the political and economic scenario of the world in 2017. Inside the country, a number of positive as well as challenging developments will shape the dynamics of Bangladesh's journey in 2017. As most big economies are still struggling to recover from slow growth, Bangladesh's major economic

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4 maps that will change how you see migration in Europe

Source:www.weforum.com Did you know that Polish people represent the highest percentage of the foreign-born population in Norway? Or that the largest proportion of immigrants to the Republic of Ireland hail from the UK? These four maps, created by Jakub Marian, a Czech linguist, mathematician and artist, are based on a 2015 study by the United Nations on international migration. They show European migration split into various numbers: 1. The percentage

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