Economy

  Apple fights for bigger slice of China smartphone pie

SHANGHAI: The world's biggest mobile network is ready to offer Apple's iPhone, but while the US technology giant has declared China its biggest future market, it faces an uphill battle to unseat Samsung and homegrown competitors. China Mobile has mor...

  Oil prices down in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices slipped on profit-taking in Asian trade Wednesday following a recent rally, while the return of Libyan crude boosted supplies and dented demand. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for February delivery, fell...

  Pakistan, India resume trade talks today

NEW DELHI: Commerce secretaries of Pakistan and India will meet on Wednesday in a bid to reopen the trade talks that had got stalled earlier, media reported. The meeting is likely to agree on fresh timelines for implementing the road map for removing...

  Dollar jumps in Asia on US sales report

TOKYO: The dollar rose in Asia Wednesday, extending gains it recorded in New York after a better-than-expected US retail sales report. In afternoon trade in Tokyo the dollar bought 104.42 yen, compared with 104.20 in New York and much stronger than t...

  Sindh CNG outlets reopen for 48 hours

KARACHI: CNG stations in Sindh including Karachi reopened after 24-hour closure on Tuesday at 8:00 AM, media reported. The CNG outlets remained closed from Monday 8:00AM to Tuesday 8:00AM. According to Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), the CNG Associa...

  Pakistan, India resume trade talks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India will resume secretary-level trade talks in New Delhi on Wednesday. The meeting is likely to agree on fresh timelines for implementing the road map for removing bottlenecks in trade liberalization. Meanwhile, Minister of ...

  Plan to up power exports to Pakistan not on cards: Iran minister

TEHRAN: Iran’s energy minister says Tehran has no plans to increase electricity exports to neighboring Pakistan. The construction of the power plant in Zahedan, the capital city of the southeastern province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan, near the Pakista...

  100mw Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park to be role model in energy sector: CM

LAHORE: CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the Punjab government is setting up a solar power plant of 100 megawatt in Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park with its own resources and the project will be implemented expeditiously. He said work on the provi...

  NAB deputy director told to file reference on 17th

Karachi: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Court-I has fixed January 17 as the final date for the submission of a proper reference that justified the hearing of the Nationwala fraud case. The owners of the Nationwala Financial Services Company...

  Petition filed in IHC for equal gas supply to all residents

Islamabad: An Islamabad resident, Saad Ahmed Rajput, has filed a petition before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking equal distribution of natural gas for domestic use, as the gas loadshedding has disturbed the twin cities residents to a greater e...

  Google buys 'smart' thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 bn

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Monday announced that it is buying smart thermostat start-up Nest in a deal valued at $3.2 billion. "They're already delivering amazing products you can buy right now -- thermostats that save energy and smoke/CO alarms that c...

  Huge supply of LNG to be available for Pakistan by Nov : petroleum minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Monday said Pakistan would have huge supplies of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) available by November 2014 to help overcome shortage of gas in the country. "The quantity of L...

  Oil prices mixed

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Tuesday, weighed by the prospect of a return of Iranian supplies after a landmark deal to curb Tehran´s disputed nuclear programme takes effect January 20. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermedi...

  NAB trying to exclude big fish

Ogra scam referenceSecond reference to be filed and three inquiries are separated from it; former PM Gilani’s name already removed while names of Aqeel Karim Dhedhi and Iqbal Z Ahmad are being excluded; top NAB official denies any link with tycoons; ...

  Modest buying contributes 102 points to KSE

KARACHI: Stock prices rose at Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) on Monday with the benchmark KSE 100-share Index registering a gain of 102 points to close at 26,590. Today’s market activity remained slightly thin as scrips of 410 companies exchanged hands...

  No ‘Mangal Bazaar’ on 14th

Islamabad: A spokesman for the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has said that Weekly Mangal Bazaar at I-9 and H-9 will remain closed on Tuesday (January 14) on account of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, says a press release....

  Asian shares mixed after weak US jobs data

HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed on Monday after a worse-than-expected jobs report from the United States that could lead the Federal Reserve to hold off any fresh cuts to its stimulus programme. The dollar faced further selling pressure in early ...

  Gas facility sought for rural Lakki areas

LAKKI MARWAT: The elders of the Tehreek Tahaffuz-e-Haqooq-e-Marwat Sunday asked the authorities of the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) to provide natural gas to Abbakhel, Dallokhel and adjacent villages.The demand was made at a meeting held...

  Lahore airport: ANF foils attempt to smuggle heroin

LAHORE: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) foiling an attempt to smuggle heroin to Saudi Arabia took one person into custody at the airport on Monday here, media reported. ANF officials said that one Saudi Arabia bound passenger on his suspected movement was...

  Oil prices down in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asian trade Monday on concerns that disappointing US jobs data could affect demand in the world´s biggest economy. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate for February delivery eased 29 cents to $92.43 while Br...


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Feature / Analysis

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