Economy

  Dubai authorities foil bid to smuggle 208 ton Naswar

DUBAI: Authorities have foiled a bid to smuggle a huge quantity of Nasar during a raid at Jable Ali Airport. According to reports, 208 ton Naswar was hidden in a container in 375 bags. The custom officials were interrogating staff of the contain...

  WTO hails 'historic' first global trade agreement

NUSA DUA: Commerce ministers capped days of hard negotiations Saturday by approving a WTO agreement on international commerce they hailed as a "historic" boost for the trade body. The agreement still falls far short of the World Trade Organization...

  PM Nawaz criticizes ZAB nationalization policy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday criticized Pakistan People's Party founder and former premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto for his policy of nationalization, which he said damaged Pakistan.   "Had there been no nationalization policy, P...

  Landmark WTO trade deal approved by commerce ministers

NUSA DUA: Commerce ministers on Saturday approved a trade deal they hailed as an historic achievement securing a new lease on life for the World Trade Organization. "It is so agreed," Indonesian trade minister Gita Wirjawan told delegates at a...

  Karachi Stock Exchange at yet another all-time high

KARACHI: Continued institutional support catapulted Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) to cross the psychological barrier of 25,000 points on Friday.   The benchmark KSE-100 Index closed at yet another high of 24,870.55 points after gaining 69.86 point...

  London: Two more arrested in money laundering case

LONDON: Two more people were arrested in connection with the money laundering case by the Metropolitan Police.   According to the Metropolitan Police, two houses were raided in west London on Thursday at 5:00 AM. Two people age 70 and 40 were arre...

  Youth business loan scheme announced by PM

GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced the launch of a business loan scheme aimed at the youth. Under the scheme loans of up to Rs 2 million will be given on easy installments.   Addressing party workers in Gilgit Baltistan, Prime Mini...

  Dollar edges up in Asia before US jobs data

TOKYO: The dollar edged up in Asia Friday ahead of US jobs data later in the day that are seen as key to the Federal Reserve’s plans for its stimulus programme. The greenback fetched 101.84 yen in Tokyo midday trade, slightly up from 101.77 yen...

  Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Friday as dealers took profits from recent gains fuelled by upbeat US economic and stockpiles data indicating resurgent demand in the world´s biggest economy. New York´s main contract, West Texas ...

  Asian markets mostly lower after upbeat US data

HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly fell on Friday after better-than-forecast US growth data added to expectations the Federal Reserve will start to wind down its stimulus programme as early as this month. But while the strong figures raise the li...

  SC announces verdict in hajj corruption case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has announced verdict in hajj corruption case Friday and ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to initiate action against influential persons who tried to affect the investigation, media repor...

  SC declares LPG quota accord null and void

Orders losses be recovered; asks FIA to probe and submit report within a month ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday declared the 2003 multimillion liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) quota agreement between the Sui Southern Gas Pipeline Limi...

  valuables worth Rs 2.5 mn burnt to ashes

LAHORE: Cash and other valuables worth Rs 2.5 million reduced to ashes when fire broke out in a three storey house at Sootar Mandi Lohari Gate area on Thursday. On receiving information vehicles of fire brigade reached on the spot and controll...

  KSE cumulates a hefty 355 points on institutional support

KARACHI: Boosted by institutional buying Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) closed higher on Thursday strengthening by a sizable 355.31 points to reach above 24,800-level.   The benchmark KSE-100 Index gained 1.45 percent.   The Fauji Cement Ltd rose...

  PM discretionary funds to parliamentarians ‘illegal’: SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has declared Thursday the allocation of funds to parliamentarians at the sole discretion of the prime minister as illegal and unconstitutional and maintained that the government is bound to establish procedure criteria...

  Oil prices mixed amid Middle East oversupply concerns

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Thursday as dealers worried about an oversupply in Middle Eastern crude, which could push down prices along with increasing US shale oil production. New York’s main contract, West Texas Intermediate ...

  SC issues verdict in developmental projects case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has ordered action against those involved in the developmental projects initiated by former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Thursday, media reported.   Developmental projects worth Rs 52 billion...

  ANF seizes heroin worth Rs35 million

ISLAMABAD: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Karachi during routing checking at Qasim International Container Terminal seized a container carrying about 375 Kgs of fine quality heroin. The container was loaded with 448 Large Size Cartons (each carton ...

  Dollar steady in Asia ahead of US jobs data

TOKYO: The dollar held steady in Asia Thursday ahead of key US jobs data seen as crucial for the timing of the Federal Reserve’s stimulus pullback, while the euro treaded water as European central bankers meet later in the day. The greenback b...

  Asian markets slip on Fed stimulus talk

HONG KONG: Asian markets fell on Thursday as a batch of strong US data fuelled expectations the Federal Reserve will start to wind down its stimulus measures as early as this month.   Japanese shares were sold for a second straight session on the...


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