Economy

  Oil prices down in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices eased in Asia Monday on softer US demand, but tensions in the Middle East where jihadists have declared an Islamic state straddling Iraq and Syria will likely keep prices high, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate...

  Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat: Italian authorities

ROME: About 30 bodies have been found in a migrant boat which was stopped between Sicily and the North African coast, Italian news agencies reported Monday, citing the navy and coastguard. The rescuers made the gruesome discovery when they boarded a ...

  Modi’s war hysteria opens defence industry to foreign investment

Eyes on defence deals, Western powers rush to court India´s Modi NEW DELHI: Western governments are rushing to visit India´s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawn by the prospect of multi-billion-dollar deals as the government prepares to open the ...

  China research study for rail link from Kashgar to Gawadar begins

BEIJING: China has reportedly commissioned a "preliminary research study" to construct an international rail link connecting its province Xinjiang’s border to Pakistan.China has allocated funds for preliminary research on building an international ra...

  IMF approves $555.9m tranche for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: At a time when political temperature is rising, the IMF executive board in its meeting in Washington DC on Friday approved the fourth tranche of $555.9 million for Pakistan.“It is the success of our economic policies that international fin...

  IMF says Pakistan's macroeconomic conditions improving

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said Pakistan's macroeconomic conditions are improving as executive directors concluded a review of the country's economic performance. On the occasion of the Executive Board's approval of the 555...

  Dollar eases in Asian trade after Wall Street slip

TOKYO: The dollar edged down against the yen in Asian trade on Friday after uninspiring US data and a slide on Wall Street, dealers said. The greenback was changing hands at 101.52 yen in Tokyo morning trade, down from 101.70 yen in New York Thursday...

  Asia shares mostly slip after weak US lead

HONG KONG: Asian markets were mostly lower Friday following losses on Wall Street fuelled by anaemic US consumer spending, while the dollar and euro extended losses against the yen. Investors were taking a breather ahead of the release next week of k...

  Oil prices ease in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices edged lower in Asia Friday following lacklustre US economic data that has fuelled bearish sentiment about demand in the world´s top crude consumer. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for August delivery was down four cents to ...

  Zakat deduction by banks on 1st Ramazan

KARACHI: Zakat will be deducted from savings accounts having deposits of Rs38,810 or more on first day of the holy month of Ramazan, said a circular of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday. The SBP has directed all the commercial banks to deduct ...

  Dollar moves narrowly in Asia trade

TOKYO: The dollar held up against the yen and euro in Asia on Wednesday as dealers await the release of key US data later in the week. The greenback was changing hands at 101.91 yen in Tokyo afternoon trade, marginally down from 101.98 yen in New Yor...

  Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asia Thursday ahead of the release of fresh US economic data, while investors are optimistic following the a report that Washing is to lift a decades-old crude export ban. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate rose ...

  Dollar edges down in Asia trade

TOKYO: The dollar edged down in Asia on Thursday as Japanese exporters bought up the yen and following data showing the US economy shrunk at a faster rate than initially thought in the first quarter of the year. The greenback was changing hands at 10...

  Asia shares rebound after Wall St rally

HONG KONG: Asian markets climbed Thursday, boosted by bargain hunting and a positive lead from Wall Street that came despite a worse than expected first-quarter contraction in the US economy. Tokyo rose 0.15 percent, Hong Kong added 0.33 percent, Syd...

  Asia shares slip on profit-taking as Wall St retreats

HONG KONG: Asian markets slipped Wednesday following the previous day´s gains, while investors took their lead from losses on Wall Street as the dollar edged down against the yen. US oil prices moved higher on worries following a report that Washingt...

  US oil climbs on oil exports report

SINGAPORE: US oil prices climbed in Asia Wednesday following a report that the United States, the world´s top crude consumer, has lifted a four-decade ban on exports. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for August delivery rose 70 cents to $10...

  Asia shares mixed after soft Wall St lead

HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday following a tepid lead from Wall Street, with Hong Kong bouncing back slightly from the previous day´s sell-off. The euro and dollar edged down against the yen after a broadly downbeat batch of economic ...

  Oil prices fall on easing Iraq supply fears

SINGAPORE: Oil prices extended losses in Asia Tuesday on fading fears that the fast-moving crisis in crude producer Iraq could result in a major supply disruption, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was down 47 cents at $105.70...

  SC seeks removal of encroachments from Karachi state land

KARACHI: The Supreme Court SC on Tuesday allowed six month time to Sindh Board of Revenue SBR to reclaim the state land in Karachi encroached by various federal and provincial institutions. A three member bench of SC headed by Chief Justice of Pakist...

  Reduction in power tariff approved by NEPRA

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has announced a decrease in power tariffs for consumers across Pakistan with the exception of K-Electric consumers in Karachi. The power regulator on Tuesday announced an 82 paisa re...


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