Economy

  PM Nawaz inaugurates 'Pakistan Auto Show'

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said that Pakistan’s progress is linked with thriving industry, and the government has been exploring new vistas to provide avenues to the business community for economic progress. Addressing the inaugural...

  Asian shares mixed as leaders hold Ukraine talks

HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed in edgy trade Thursday as Western and Russian leaders try to broker a deal to end the Ukraine crisis, while Wall Street provided a tepid lead following an anaemic batch of economic data. As the threat of an armed c...

  Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Thursday on data showing weaker US energy demand as Russia comes under international pressure following its seizure of Ukraine´s Crimea peninsula. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI)...

  Dollar edges up in Asia after Fed report

TOKYO: The dollar firmed in Asia on Thursday after a Federal Reserve report boosted optimism over the US economy, while investors await a European Central Bank (ECB) policy meeting. The greenback bought 102.48 yen, against 102.33 yen in New York Wedn...

  CNG stations shut for 24 hours in Sindh

KARACHI: All CNG stations in Sindh including Karachi shut on Wednesday at 8 AM for 24 hours under gas load management plan, Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) official said. According to SSGC, the CNG refilling pumps would reopen on Friday at 8 AM....

  ANC Dubai, Pakistan sign MoU for power generation plant

ISLAMABAD: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the PPIB (Ministry of Water and Power) and the Arab National Construction (ANC) Holding LLC Dubai for construction of two 660 megawatt (1320 MW) coal based power generation plants at P...

  Top 10 carmakers sitting on $221 billion in cash

GENEVA: A new study shows that the top 10 global automakers amassed more than $221 billion (161 billion euros) in cash by the end of 2013 to invest in new products, strategic alliances and other growth strategies. Global consultancy EY said Wednesday...

  Mother fed up by continued starvation kills her 2 children

LAHORE: A mother fed up by persistent starvation, hunger and poverty allegedly killed her two children at Jauhar Town area on Wednesday here, media reported. Police said that the accused strangulated her 8 months old son and 2 years old daughter to d...

  Arms scandal case: Ex-IG among 2 accused put on ECL

PESHAWAR: The federal interior ministry on the advice of Khyber Pukhtunkhaw National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Wednesday put the names of the former IG Malik Naveed and government contractor Arshad Majeed on the Exit Control List (ECL), media repor...

  Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asia Wednesday as fears of an immediate armed conflict in Ukraine receded, but analysts said the presence of Russian-backed troops in the Crimean peninsula continue to support prices. New York´s main contract, West...

  Afghanistan concerned over Pakistan’s plan to construct dam on Kabul-Indus River

The national security council of Afghanistan instructed the ministry of foreign affairs and ministry of finance of Afghanistan to convey the concerns of Afghanistan to World Bank regarding the planned construction of Dasu on Kabul-Indus River. The mi...

  $1 billion assistance to Pakistan proposed in US budget-2015

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is seeking one billion dollars for Pakistan in its budget proposals for fiscal 2015, which were sent to Congress on Tuesday.The $1bn sought for Pakistan includes $280 million for supporting Pakistani security forc...

  Facebook looks to buy solar drone company: reports

NEW YORK: Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports from technology blog Techcrunch and financial news outlet CNB...

  Putin calms war fears but defiant on keeping Crimea

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has calmed fears of an imminent war between Russia and Ukraine's new authorities but also made clear that Moscow has no intention of loosening its new grip on Crimea in defiance of Western anger. Breaking an u...

  Karachi Stock Exchange jumps by 356 points

KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) closed higher at 26,209.38 on Tuesday. The benchmark 100-Iindex rose by 1.38 percent, or 355.84 points. Nishat Mills Ltd rose 4.21 percent to 139.50 rupees while Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd was up 3.47 percent ...

  Russia warns could ‘reduce to zero’ economic dependency on US

MOSCOW: Russia could reduce to zero its economic dependency on the United States if Washington agreed sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine, a Kremlin aide said on Tuesday, warning that the American financial system faced a "crash" if this happened. ...

  Dollar gains on upbeat data, Ukraine fears linger

TOKYO: The dollar rose in Asia Tuesday, supported by a pickup in US manufacturing activity, but fears about the escalating crisis in Ukraine hung over currency markets. In afternoon trade the greenback fetched 101.67 yen, up from 101.44 yen on Monday...

  Oil prices mixed

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Tuesday as investors cautiously watch events in Ukraine, with western powers threatening sanctions against Russia for its military intervention in the region. The United States said it has suspended def...

  Microsoft's Gates reclaims title as world's richest

WASHINGTON: The surging price of Microsoft shares returned US tech tycoon Bill Gates back to the top of Forbes's world's billionaires list, with his $76 billion beating out Mexico's Carlos Slim's $72 billion. The annual list, released Monday, counted...

  For Russia, a weaker energy hand to play in Ukraine

Russia has long used its vast energy supplies for political leverage, but its new conflict with Ukraine could show just how much that power has waned.Twice before, Russia has shut off natural gas shipments through pipelines to Ukraine during fights o...


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