Economy

  Tokyo stocks open 0.48 percent higher

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.48 percent higher on Thursday, continuing their upward momentum after closing at a six-year high the previous day and backed by a weaker yen. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 77.08 points to 16,087.07 at the start.Th...

  Asian markets mostly up, Tokyo extends gains

HONG KONG: Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday with Tokyo extending its six-year high reached the previous day following a record close on Wall Street in pre-holiday trade. The Nikkei index closed above the psychologically important 16,000 point...

  Sindh: CNG stations closed for seven hours

KARACHI: Schedule for CNG closure in Sindh has been revised and the CNG stations would now remain closed for seven hours today (Thursday) instead of 24 hours. Inyatullah Ismail, media manager of the Sui Southern Gas Company, said that the CNG station...

  Oil prices up on escalating South Sudan violence

SINGAPORE: Crude edged higher in Asian trade Thursday on supply concerns following escalating violence in oil-producer South Sudan, but gains were capped as dealers sat on the sidelines awaiting fresh leads after the festive season. New York´s main c...

  Provision of alternative fuel must to check tree felling

Islamabad: An alternative source of fuel should be provided to the people in villages which would help maintain natural character of the Margalla Hills already facing threats due to increasing human activities in otherwise legally protected landscape...

  People affected by housing scheme seek implementation of SC orders

Islamabad:The affected people of a housing society who have lost their hard earned money to the housing scheme have called for implementation of a decision of the Supreme Court so that they could get back payment or allotment letters of their plots. ...

  18 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Turks and Caicos

MIAMI: Eighteen suspected illegal migrants died Wednesday when their boat capsized off the Turks and Caicos islands in the Caribbean, the government of the British overseas territory said. The incident occurred in the early hours of Christmas Day as ...

  Lessons to learn from battle for GSP Status: governor

LAHORE: Punjab governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar Tuesday said lobbying for GSP-Plus status in the European Union parliament looked like a lost cause but unrelenting efforts by our diplomats and our friends in the EU parliament had turned the tide in ...

  CDA chief briefed on engineering and law wings

Islamabad: The newly-appointed chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal, was given separate briefings by the officials of Engineering Wing and Law Directorate here on Tuesday. Chairing the meeting of Engineering Wing, the CDA...

  Three Turkish Cabinet ministers resign over probe

ANKARA: Three Cabinet ministers resigned in Turkey on Wednesday, days after their sons were taken into custody in a sweeping corruption and bribery scandal that has targeted Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's allies in one of the worst political c...

  Apple fined in Taiwan for fair trade violation

TAIPEI: Taiwanese authorities on Wednesday slapped a fine of Tw$20 million (US$667,000) on US tech giant Apple for violating a fair trade law over local iPhone pricing. The Fair Trade Commission said an Apple unit in charge of Taiwan sales had interf...

  ECP releases asset details of MPs

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has released details of assets of parliamentarians on its website, media reported. According to the details provided by MPs for fiscal year 2012-13, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif possesses total assets (...

  PML-Q calls for APC over country's economic crisis

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain Wednesday urged the prime minister to call an all parties conference to deal with country's economic crisis. “We have become economically frail,” Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain...

  Dhoom: 3 makes fastest Rs.100 crore, may create Rs.300 crore club

MUMBAI: After a grand opening, Aamir Khan’s recent release continues to climb the box-office ladder. With the weekend collections now in, Dhoom:3 has become the fastest Bollywood film to cross the Rs.100 crore mark (in just three days). Needless to s...

  Turkey´s interior minister also resigns amid graft scandal: TV

ANKARA: Turkey´s interior minister resigned on Wednesday, the second in the cabinet to step down over an anti-graft probe that has roiled the government of Prime Minister Recept Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported. The news of Muammer Guler´s resign...

  Asian markets mixed after record US highs

HONG KONG: Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after another record-breaking close on Wall Street, though most financial markets in the region were closed for the Christmas holiday. Tokyo climbed 0.40 percent, Shanghai slid 0.17 percent while Taipei ro...

  Dollar higher in Asia

TOKYO: The dollar traded higher against major currencies in Asia on Wednesday following another batch of solid US economic data. The greenback bought 104.37 yen in Tokyo afternoon trade from 104.27 yen in New York Tuesday afternoon. The euro bought $...

  Chinese investment in EPZ

PESHAWAR: The management of Export Processing Zone (EPZ) Risalpur has succeeded to bring in $13.250 million Chinese investment for processing of raw copper ore.The processing of raw copper ore includes flotation and refining by M/s Pearl River Mining...

  CM Khattak has been taxpayer for 50 years

NOWSHERA: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Monday said that he had been paying income tax for the last 50 years and there was no difference in his returns after his assets were declared. Talking to the media, he said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was exempted from...

  ANP MPA says funds allocation not equitable

PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party (ANP) Parliamentary leader in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Sardar Hussain Babak has decided to move the Peshawar High Court against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led provincial government for what he believe...


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Feature / Analysis

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