Economy

  Ariana Afghan Airlines informs of 16% growth in revenue

The state-run Afghan Airlines Company – Ariana Afghan Airlines officials informed of 16 percent increase in revenue during the first four months of the current year. Ariana Afghan Airlines Chief, Nasir Ahmad Hakimi told reporters that the sales of Ar...

  New Malaysian budget airport opens amid MH370 mystery

SEPANG: Malaysia on Friday officially opened a new airport built specifically for the fast-growing budget-travel sector, but with the country´s aviation industry under deep scrutiny over the loss of missing flight MH370.The much-delayed new facility ...

  N Korea suffering ‘severe’ drought: state media

SEOUL: North Korea is suffering from its worst spring drought in more than three decades, threatening thousands of acres of staple crops, state media said Friday. "Severe drought" has been reported across the country, the official Korean Central News...

  Three dead, 13 missing in collapse of mine in Colombia

SANTANDER DE QUILICHAO: A collapse at one of Colombia´s many unlicensed mines has killed three people and left another 13 missing under tons of mud and rock, rescue officials said Thursday. As anguished relatives looked on from behind a security peri...

  International conference on Marketing at IBA begins Saturday

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) is all set to host the second International Conference on Marketing on May 3 and 4, 2014 (Saturday and Sunday) at its main campus. According to the press release, the conference, to be convened ...

  PM Nawaz says he gave no time frame to resolve energy crisis

LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that China will invest 25 billion dollars in Pakistan’s energy sector which will help Islamabad overcome power crises. Talking to media said concerted efforts were needed to tackle the issues being confron...

  Bannu: Protest against prolonged power outages

BANNU: Agitated by relentless load shedding, the residents staged a protest in Bannu and resultantly blocked Bannu-Kohat Road by burning tyres on Friday, media reported. The demonstrators told that the duration of unannounced power outages has reache...

  No false hope of immediate end to load shedding: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Asif said on Friday that he did want to give false hope of an immediate end to load shedding. During a news conference, Asif emphasised that electricity will only be provided to those who pay t...

  Three dead, 30 buried in collapse of illegal Colombia mine

SANTANDER DE QUILICHAO: At least three people were killed and up to 30 more are feared dead after the collapse of an illegal gold mine in western Colombia, rescue officials said on Thursday. "We arrived at the scene and managed to remove three bodies...

  WB approves $12bn loan for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Ishaq Dar Thursday said that the World Bank (WB) has given a go ahead for a loan of 12 billion dollars. “The World Bank will extend financial assistance of 12 billion dollars for the next five years,” Ishaq Dar to...

  Pakistan’s economic policies yielding positive results: Nawaz Sharif

LONDON: Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif Thursday said Pakistan is a progressive country and its current economic policies are yielding positive results. PM Sharif was speaking to a delegation of a British bank led by its head. During the meeting, the le...

  Crude prices down in Asian trade

TOKYO: Oil prices eased in Asian trade Thursday as the US economy stalled in the first quarter of this year while US crude stockpiles rose, suggesting weaker demand. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for June delivery slipped six cents to $99.68 a barrel...

  China manufacturing up in April: government

BEIJING: China´s manufacturing activity improved in April, the government said Thursday, showing increased strength for a second straight month as the country´s broader economy slows. The official purchasing managers index (PMI) was 50.4 in April, th...

  Petrol down by Re0.34 per litre, diesel by Rs4.51

ISLAMABAD: The government has reduced the prices of petroleum products with petrol going down by Re0.34 per litre, diesel Rs4.51 per litre and kerosene Rs3.8 per litre.  The overall reduction in the POL prises is up to Rs4.51 per litre from today (Ma...

  International Labour Day being marked

ISLAMABAD: International Labour Day 2014 is being marked across the globe including Pakistan. It is celebrated all across the world on 1st of May which has been declared as the traditional spring holiday in the Europe and Pakistan. The Day is marked ...

  LPG price reduced by Rs15 per kg

ISLAMABAD: The marketing companies on Wednesday reduced price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) by Rs15 per kg. Chairman LPG Distributors Association Muhammad Irfan Khokhar said the price of domestic cylinder was decreased by Rs177 and commercial cyli...

  Ministry of Finance approves cut in POL prices

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Finance has given approval of the summery for cut in petroleum product prices, media reported. The new price would be effective from May 01. Sources told Geo News the ministry approved Rs0.34 decrease in the per litre price...

  Shah suggests closure of feeders over power theft

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah has suggested closure of electricity feeders over power theft, media reported. Khursheed Shah held a meeting with Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif at his chamber and e...

  1939 Oscar trophy auctioned for $150,000 in LA

LOS ANGELES: An Oscar statuette won in 1939 by a cinematographer who worked on "Citizen Kane" was auctioned for $150,000 Tuesday. Gregg Toland won the Academy Award, the only Oscar of his career, for his work on another film, "Wuthering Heights" by d...

  Microsoft to sell Xbox One in China in September

SHANGHAI: Microsoft will later this year start offering its Xbox One game console with a local partner in China, where such devices were banned for more than a decade. "Today marks a monumental day for Xbox, as together with our partner BesTV New Med...


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