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World shares mostly lower as investors eye Fed, trade news

WT24 Desk Global shares mostly retreated Wednesday as investors eye a possible interest rate cut in the U.S. while hoping for a breakthrough on the U.S.-China trade front, Agencies report. Britain’s FTSE 100 was flat at 7,308, while Germany’s DAX shed 0.1% to 12,925. The CAC 40 in Paris edged 0.1% higher. The Dow and S&P 500 futures contracts appeared ...

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BBC mounts defence in Samira Ahmed equal pay case

Presenter was paid much less than Jeremy Vine as she was working on ‘relatively niche’ service, says BBC WT24 Desk The BBC has said its rolling news channel is a “relatively niche” service that airs little-watched programmes, in an attempt to convince an employment tribunal that presenter Samira Ahmed should not receive more than £500,000 in back pay for alleged equal pay ...

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If we’re serious about changing the world, we need a better kind of economics to do it

The pursuit of rapid growth won’t solve the huge challenges we face. A more honest, humane approach is the answer Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee In 2017, a poll in the UK asked: “Whose opinion do you trust the most when they talk about their field of expertise?” Nurses came first – 84% trust them. Politicians came last. Economists were second from ...

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Some narcissistic traits may be useful for mental health

WT24 Desk Narcissism is a personality disorder that gets a bad rap due to some of its characteristic traits, such as an inflated sense of self-importance and poor regard for others. But researchers now suggest that some of these traits might help safeguard a person’s mental health, according to MNT. Narcissism is a personality disorder characterized by traits such as an inflated ...

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Chattogram Abahani skipper Jamal hopeful to lift crown

WT24 Desk Host Chattogram Abahani Limited’s skipper Jamal Bhuiyan expressed his high hope on winning the crown of the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup football tournament, BSS reports. He was speaking at a pre final press conference held on Wednesday at meeting room of the MA Aziz Stadium, the venue of the final, in Chattogram. Chattagram Abahani locks horn against ...

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GoT prequel announced

WT24 Desk A prequel series to global TV phenomenon “Game of Thrones” has been ordered, WarnerMedia announced Tuesday, as it set out launch details for its new HBO Max streaming service, AFP report. The new show in George RR Martin’s fictional world of Westeros will take place 300 years prior to fantasy epic “Thrones” and will be called “House of ...

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