Economy

  Asif says load shedding will not end by 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Asif said on Friday that load shedding in the country would not end by 2014, however, it would decrease. Speaking with reporters, Mr Asif said Pakistan was incurring Rs1,000 billion ...

  Asia shares slip after Wall St losses, weak Europe data

HONG KONG: Asian markets retreated Friday following a second straight sell-off on Wall Street and worse-than-expected eurozone growth data. Tokyo fell 1.70 percent by the break on the back of a stronger yen, while Sydney shed 0.46 percent, Seoul lost...

  ECC meets today to consider subsidies on fertilizers

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) meeting to be held here Friday will review supplies to the countrywide stores of Utility Stores Corporation (USC)as part of Ramzan Package.Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will chair the meeting, which w...

  Oil prices rebound in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rebounded in Asian trade Friday but gains were capped by weak economic data from Europe and oversupply in the United States. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate for June delivery, was up 50 cents at $102.00 a barre...

  Dollar weakens in Asia as US, eurozone data disappoint

TOKYO: The dollar weakened in Asia Friday following a disappointing batch of data out of the United States and eurozone that led investors out of high risk assets. In midday Tokyo trading, the greenback fetched 101.47 yen, down from 101.57 yen in New...

  ECC to meet Friday

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee will meet on Friday to review supplies to the Utility Stores as part of Ramzan Package. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will chair the meeting, which will also consider subsidies on fertilizers and margin of ...

  Strike call in Turkey as mine blast toll rises to 282

SOMA: Turkey´s biggest union geared for a massive strike on Thursday amid mounting anger over the country´s worst mining accident, as the toll from the disaster rose to 282, with scores still trapped underground. "Those who keep up with privatisation...

  Dollar weakens further as eyes turn to US, Europe data

TOKYO: The dollar extended the previous day´s losses against the yen and euro in Asia Thursday as traders await the release of key data from the United States and eurozone later in the day. In the afternoon in Tokyo the dollar fetched 101.83 yen, dow...

  Crude prices ease in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices eased in Asian trade Thursday following a rally in the previous session, analysts said. The US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate for June delivery, was down 27 cents at $102.10 a barrel in afternoon trade while Brent North Sea ...

  Flawless blue diamond sells for $24 million

GENEVA: A spactacular blue diamond, the largest in its category, fetched a total of $23.79 million (17.35 million euros) at a Christie´s auction in Geneva on Wednesday. The sale of the 13.22 carat rock known simply as "The Blue" came a day after Soth...

  Anger grows in Turkey as mine blast death toll hits 245

SOMA: Anger was growing across Turkey on Wednesday as hopes faded for scores of workers trapped in a collapsed mine and the death toll hit 245, edging it closer to becoming the country´s worst-ever industrial disaster. Thousands of protesters took to...

  Asia shares mixed after new Wall St record

HONG KONG: Asia´s markets were mixed on Wednesday, with another record-breaking close on Wall Street offset by profit-taking after the previous day´s healthy gains. The euro was under pressure after a survey showed German sentiment at an 18-month low...

  Oil prices up on hints of US crude exports

SINGAPORE: Oil prices extended gains in Asian trade Wednesday following comments by a top US energy official that the world´s biggest crude consumer is considering lifting a longstanding ban on exports. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermedia...

  15 dead, hundreds trapped in Turkish coal mine

ANKARA: Turkey’s government-run disaster and emergency management agency has raised to 15 the number of people killed in an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey. The accident Tuesday in the coal mine in Soma, some 250 kilometers (155 m...

  151 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine

ANKARA: An explosion and a fire Tuesday killed at least 151 workers at a coal mine in western Turkey and hundreds more remained trapped underground, government officials said as Turkey launched a massive rescue operation. Energy Minister Taner Yildiz...

  Turkey mine blast toll rises to 201: minister

SOMA: At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa, the energy minister said Wednesday. The toll came as rescue operations continue...

  Google self-driving car coming around the corner

MOUNTAIN VIEW: A white Lexus cruised along a road near the Google campus, braking for pedestrians and scooting over in its lane to give bicyclists ample space. The car eased into a turn lane, waited for a green light and a break in traffic, then cont...

  Microsoft to offer Kinect-less Xbox at lower price

NEW YORK: Microsoft said Tuesday it would sell a reduced-price version of its Xbox One console without the Kinect motion detection system. The move comes with Microsoft locked in a tough battle with Sony, which has been leading the game console marke...

  Flydubai to launch direct flights to Kandahar province

The UAE based airline – Flydubai is the for the first time start direct flights to southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan. The decision was taken during a meeting attended by Flydubai official Manish Gupta along with the Kandahar governor Dr. Tory...

  SBP to announce monetary policy on May 16

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will announce country’s monetary policy on May 16, while the analysts said that the expectations relating to any cut in the discount rate has died down, media reported on Tuesday here. It may be recalled that the...


«Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 Next»

Feature / Analysis

  • Does Israel know the meaning of

    The siege of Gaza is entering its third week and the Palestinian death...

    Read More »

  • What Are You Trying To Hide, Mr. Obama?

    Western leaders and their media would have us believe that Russian-bac...

    Read More »

  • Blinded by Israel, Visionless in Gaza

    The Power and the IgnominyThe US Senate votes unanimously to defend Is...

    Read More »

  • The Israeli Pogrom of Gaza

    Political BestialityLet’s start with terms: “bestiality,” bestial is m...

    Read More »


Opinion

  • Opportunities Lost With Election Delays

    This year's election has dragged-out longer than any other similar pro...

    Read More »

  • Exclusive: A US-backed militia runs amok in Afghanistan

    Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human rights abus...

    Read More »

  • Terrorists Still Thrive in Pakistan: NDS

    Afghan intelligence officials have maintained that the recent offensiv...

    Read More »

  • Hinduism in a Tizzy

    Muslims are least interested in what happens to the latest Dharmayudh ...

    Read More »