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German economy grew in 2017 at fastest pace in 6 years

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Berlin, Jan 11 (AP) - The German economy accelerated last year to grow by 2.2 percent, putting in its strongest performance for six years thanks primarily to increasing demand at home, official data showed Thursday.
The figure released by the Federal Statistical Office was the strongest since 2011, when Europe's biggest econ-omy grew by 3.7 percent. Gross domestic product expanded by 1.9 percent in 2016 and 1.7 percent in 2015.
Household spending by Germans was up 2 percent last year, while...

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally fizzles

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Seoul, Jan 11 (AP) - Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street benchmarks posted their first losses of 2018. Reports that China may slow its purchases of U.S. government bonds weighed on investor sentiment.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent to 23,710.43 and...

Share prices showing downtrend

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The prices of most shares on both bourses -- Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) -- witnessed a negative trend in the early hours of trading on Thursday.
After first one hour of trading, the benchmark index of the country's premier bourse went down...

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