Economy

  Microsoft sued over browser error, slapped with $731 million fine

Seattle: Microsoft Corp's board faces a lawsuit over the way it handled an error with its Internet Explorer browser that ended up costing the company a record-breaking $731 million fine by European antitrust regulators. The lawsuit, brought by shareh...

  Italian navy says nearly 900 migrants rescued

ROME: Italy has rescued 896 migrants crossing the Mediterranean by boat in the past 24 hours, the navy said on Friday, after the government warned of an "emergency" caused by a surge in new arrivals. Three navy warships and two coast guard patrol boa...

  7 die in eastern Ukrainian mine

KIEV: Seven men have died in a gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s acting President Oleksandr Turchynov held a minute of silence at the parliament to commemorate the deaths Friday in Donetsk. Ukraine’s energy minister Yuri Prod...

  Samsung Galaxy S5 makes global debut

SEOUL: The latest version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone went on sale worldwide Friday, days after the electronics giant announced it was facing a second consecutive quarter of profit decline. The Galaxy S5 has a lot riding on it to steer th...

  Stay order against Clifton flyover, underpass suspended

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) Friday suspended the stay order against the construction of Clifton flyover and underpass, media reported. SHC two-member bench comprising of Justice Aqeel Abbasi and Justice Zafar Rajput hearing the Bharia Town petiti...

  US: 9 killed in three-vehicle crash

ORLAND: Authorities say a three-vehicle crash has left nine people dead in an accident that shut down north- and south-bound traffic on Interstate 5 in California. California Highway Patrol dispatcher Curtis Pahlka says authorities received a report ...

  Tokyo stocks fall nearly 3 percent in opening trade

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks lost nearly three percent in opening trade Friday, after New York shares suffered big losses on concerns about the valuations of high-flying technology companies. The Nikkei 225 index lost 2.88 percent, or 411.32 points, to 13,888...

  Crude oil prices fall further in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices extended losses in Asian trade Friday as data showing a slowdown in China´s giant economy sparked concerns about weak demand. Expectations that Libyan oil will return to the market after rebels lifted a blockade of crude termina...

  Bulls push Pakistan capital market beyond 29000 mark

KARACHI: The local bourse sustains the bullish trend as the benchmark 100-share index of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) closes above 29000 mark for the first time on Thursday. Continued buying helped the main Index surge by 1.07 percent, or 309.53 poin...

  3G and 4G auction by April 23: PTA Chairman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) Chairman, Ismail Shah has informed the Supreme Court that 3G and 4G licenses will be auctioned by April 23. A three-member bench headed by Justice Jawaad Khawaja heard the 3G and 4G auction case ...

  Hong Kong stocks open 0.47 percent higher

HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares rose 0.47 percent in the first few minutes of trade Thursday following a rally on Wall Street after minutes from the US Federal Reserve showed no support for an early rise in interest rates. The benchmark Hang Seng Index a...

  US-Pak economic working group meeting held

WASHINGTON: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who is presently on a visit to the United States, attended a meeting of Economic Working Group under Pakistan-US Strategic Dialogue. During the meeting, the minister discussed with US officials the issues perta...

  Non-payers of bills, thieves won’t get electricity: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that electricity supply to those who do not pay bills and those involved in electricity theft would be cut this summer. He said that the electricity thieves would be depri...

  Pak Eurobonds gets good international response: Dar

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s move to issue Eurobonds worth 500 million after a gap of seven years has received good response from bond managers in Dubai, London, Toronto and New York and a final decision in this regard could come as early as Wednesday, Finan...

  Tokyo stocks open 1.17 percent lower

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 1.17 percent lower on Wednesday after the yen soared on fading hopes for near-term monetary easing by the Bank of Japan. The Nikkei 225 index was down 170.83 points at 14,436.05 at the start. "The yen´s rise is a big negati...

  CNG stations to remain shut for 24 hours

KARACHI: All the CNG station will remain closed for 24 hours as part of Gas Load Management Plan, media reported Wednesday. The CNG stations will be shut 8: 00 am on Wednesday (today) and re-opened on Thursday morning after 24-hour closure....

  Pakistan’s economy on right track, says Dar

NEW YORK: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has claimed that Pakistan’s economy was on right track, media reported on Tuesday. Addressing a public gathering of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, he said that US investors had shown keen interest in Pak...

  Oil prices rise in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asian trade Tuesday on renewed fears about Ukraine after pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk. New York´s main contract West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery rose 46 ...

  Ephedrine quota case adjourned sans proceeding

RAWALPINDI: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) hearing the ephedrine quota case adjourned without any proceeding here on Monday, media reported. It was expected that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) former member national assembly (MNA) Hanif Abbasi ...

  Oil prices ease in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Crude prices dropped in Asian trade Monday after rebels agreed to reopen two of the four blockaded oil terminals in eastern Libya, analysts said. New York´s main contract West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery dropped 26 cents to $...


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