Economy

  Sri Lanka court gives green light to deport Pakistani asylum seekers

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan court on Monday gave permission to authorities to send back scores of Pakistani asylum seekers, after the government said they were a threat to the island's security and public health.Deputy Solicitor General Janak de Silva aske...

  Oil prices up on Ukraine tensions, rosy US data

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asia Friday supported by renewed Russia-Ukraine tensions and upbeat US economic data, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October delivery was up 27 cents at $94.82 while Brent crude for October advan...

  Dollar slips in Asia ahead of US data

TOKYO: The dollar slipped against other major currencies in Asia on Thursday as investors await revised US second-quarter growth data. In Tokyo afternoon trade, the greenback weakened to 103.73 yen, from 103.86 yen in New York. The euro turned up to ...

  Oil rises before US crude inventories report

LONDON: Global oil prices climbed on Wednesday as dealers awaited the latest US stockpiles report for clues about demand in the world´s top crude consumer. Brent North Sea crude for October added 10 cents to $102.60 per barrel in late morning London ...

  Euro under pressure after weak German data

TOKYO: The euro was stuck around $1.32 in Asia Tuesday after falling to an 11-month low against the dollar on a weak batch of German data and hints the European Central Bank could unveil easing measures to fight off deflation. The common European cur...

  Oil prices down in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asian trade Monday on a stronger dollar as investors digested Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen´s defence of the bank´s monetary policy, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October eased 15 cents to ...

  Tokyo stocks open up 0.23 percent

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.23 percent higher on Wednesday after Wall Street continued its record-setting bull run. The Nikkei 225 index was up 35.34 points at 15,556.56 at the start.Yutaka Miura, senior technical analyst at Mizuho Securities, said ...

  Asia shares mixed, Nikkei hit by strong yen

HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed Tuesday with a record close on Wall Street offset by profit-taking, while Japan´s Nikkei succumbed to a stronger yen. Tokyo slipped 0.40 percent by the break, Shanghai was 0.26 percent lower and Hong Kong lost 0.11...

  Tokyo stocks open down 0.34 percent

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.34 percent lower on Thursday after the yen strengthened against the dollar, putting pressure on Japanese exporters. The Nikkei 225 index was down 52.55 points at 15,482.27 at the start. "There remains a lack of trading in...

  Oil prices down in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices moved lower in Asia Thursday as dealers look ahead to fresh US economic data for clues about demand in the world´s top crude consumer following a neutral weekly stockpiles report. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for O...

  Yen edges higher in Asia on Ukraine tensions

TOKYO: The yen edged up in Asia Friday as growing fears of a possible Russia-Ukraine military conflict offset upbeat US economic growth data. In Tokyo midday trade, the greenback slipped to 103.70 yen from 103.75 yen in New York late Thursday. The eu...

  Pak-India Indus water talks fail

LAHORE: Talks to discuss disputed issues under the Indus Water treaty have failed between Pakistan and India. The water commissioner level talks failed to yield any results on the third day as India failed to budge on its design of the Kishanganga Da...

  Stolen India Coal Sold at Black Market in Modi’s Backyard

Every night, about 30 tractors loaded with coal arrive at the edge of a forest in eastern India. A fleet of trucks, engines and lights switched off, is waiting to ferry the cargo to the country’s biggest black market for the fuel in Varanasi.Stolen c...

  Where do the latest U.S. sanctions leave Russian oil?

When it comes to bolstering its oil exploration and production, Russia has repeatedly turned to U.S. and other Western companies for help.More than a decade ago, when Russia wanted to halt the steep decline in many of its older oil fields, it brought...

  India Runs Short on Coal, Despite Global Price Slump

India's Coal Imports Aren't Rising Enough to Plug Domestic ShortagesIndia's reliance on domestic coal has left many of its power stations starved for fuel, forcing electricity cuts throughout the country, even as the price of imported coal slumps.Des...

  Marine economy sinks as ocean acidity rises

Research has highlighted the negative effect acidification of oceans can have on marine life, but now fishing communities are waking up to the big threat it poses to their livelihoods.LONDON : The waters off the US state of Alaska are some of the bes...

  Climate change could slash 8.7% from India’s GDP by 2100

The Asian Development Bank warns economic cost of climate change will challenge efforts to lift people out of povertyIndian prime minister Narendra Modi has made clear his priority is economic development.Protecting the environment appears to be a se...

  Climate change to cut South Asia's growth 9 per cent by 2100, Asian Development Bank warns

Climate change will cut South Asia's growth almost 9 per cent by the end of the century unless world governments try harder to counter global warming, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warns.According to the ADB's report, titled Assessing the Costs of...

  Iran to produce 400,000 electric motorcycles to help reduce air pollution

ISLAMABAD: Iran plans to place 400,000 electric motorcycles and 140,000 hybrid taxi cabs on the market as part of a plan backed by the Oil Ministry to help environment protection, said the managing director of the Iran Fuel Conservation Company (IFCC...

  Market nosedives on political deadlock

KARACHI: Stocks took a sharp plunge on Tuesday as the KSE-100 index fell 222.03 points or 0.77 per cent to close at 28,630.12.The market started on a depressing note over political turmoil and straight away lost 565 points to intra-day low at 28,286....


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