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Bank of Maldives puts Mahaddhoo resort up for sale.
18 Aug 2015

Bank of Maldives puts Mahaddhoo resort up for sale. Read Full


Over 3,400 invitees for Maldives Investment Forum, economic ministry says
18 Aug 2015

Over 3,400 invitees for Maldives Investment Forum, economic ministry says Read Full


About 500 lands were vacated in Male after houses and flats were won from Hulhumale.
18 Aug 2015

About 500 lands were vacated in Male after houses and flats were won from Hulhumale. Read Full


Gold rises in futures trade on global cues
18 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: Gold prices rose 0.54 per cent to Rs 26,100 per 10 grammes in futures trade on Monday as speculators created fresh positions, taking positive cues from global markets. Read Full


Gold rises in futures trade on global cues
18 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: Gold prices rose 0.54 per cent to Rs 26,100 per 10 grammes in futures trade on Monday as speculators created fresh positions, taking positive cues from global markets. Read Full


Gold rises in futures trade on global cues
18 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: Gold prices rose 0.54 per cent to Rs 26,100 per 10 grammes in futures trade on Monday as speculators created fresh positions, taking positive cues from global markets. Read Full


India's IndiGo just paid $26.6 billion for 250 new Airbus jets Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-indias-indigo-finalizes-265-billion-purchase-of-250-new-airbus-jets-2015-8#ixzz3joPSQPSW
18 Aug 2015

Indian budget airline IndiGo has finalized the purchase of 250 A320neo aircraft, Airbus said on Monday, handing the European company its biggest-ever order by number of planes in a deal worth $26.55 billion at list prices. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-indias-indigo-finalizes-265-billion-purchase-of-250-new-airbus-jets-2015-8#ixzz3joPrEo8S Read Full


Cost of foreign tours to rise as rupee falls; tourists seek options
18 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: The Rupee's fall is all set to make foreign holidays more expensive. Big tour companies say packages will cost more as all land expenses — hotels, local transportation and sightseeing — are paid for in foreign currencies. To minimize the cost effect, companies say the Indian globetrotter is opting for places closer to home. Read Full


Dollar crosses Rs. 104.50
18 Aug 2015

KATHMANDU, August 15: Nepali currency is weakening in comparison to the US dollar from the start of the last week. It is now traded for Rs 104.50 per unit after hovering at around Rs 100 until a few days back. Read Full


Capital raised to force merger
18 Aug 2015

KATHMANDU, Aug 16, There has been a wave in the financial sector as well as the capital market after the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) through the Monetary Policy for the current fiscal year announced raising of paid-up capital of banks and financial institutions by up to four times and also sought schedule for that. Read Full


Nepal could lose 100m in potential ABD aid
18 Aug 2015

Aug 15, 2015- Nepal’s poor spending pattern could result in its losing around $100 million from potential Asian Development Bank (ADB) aid during the biannual period of 2017-18, the multilateral donor agency said Friday. Read Full


MoU signed on standardization of Afghan products
18 Aug 2015

One of the major reasons why Afghan products do not win in the international market is their lack of standardization. Read Full


Afghan Agriculture Ministry distributes irrigation tools in Northern provinces
18 Aug 2015

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has distributed 388 sets of irrigation tools free of cost among farmers in Northern provinces. Read Full


Volkswagen agreement signed, low priced cars for Sri Lanka?
18 Aug 2015

Germany’s famous car-maker Volkswagen has signed an agreement with the Sri Lanka Board of Investment (BOI) to establish a USD 26.5 million investment motorcar assembling plant in the island. Read Full


China’s man-made island takes shape in Sri Lanka
18 Aug 2015

COLOMBO: The Ocean seafood restaurant at Colombo’s five-star The Kingsbury was once famous for its magnificent view of the Indian Ocean. Its open-air wooden terrace that runs along the hotel’s western façade used to be so close to the beautiful coastline that waves lapped the rocks, sending sprays of sea foam into the air. Read Full


Unpacked soybean oil prices rise in Dhaka’s retail market
18 Aug 2015

The prices of unpacked soybean oil have risen in Dhaka’s retail market by Tk 6 within a week although traders say they have ‘surplus reserve’. Read Full


Forex reserves hit record $26b
18 Aug 2015

Bangladesh's foreign currency reserves continue to scale new heights, crossing the $26 billion-mark for the first time yesterday. Read Full


Textile chemical: another export hope
18 Aug 2015

Bangladesh has turned into a textile chemical exporter from importer in recent years, helping the country save and earn millions of foreign currency, industry players said. Read Full


BTL ready to perk up internet connectivity.
12 Aug 2015

BTL ready to perk up internet connectivity. Read Full


Public service delivery mobile apps launched.
12 Aug 2015

Public service delivery mobile apps launched. Read Full


Australia funds training for rural women.
12 Aug 2015

Australia funds training for rural women. Read Full


Pakistani importers seek 66,000 tonnes soybeans from US or Brazil
12 Aug 2015

HAMBURG: Pakistani importers are negotiating over the purchase of about 66,000 tonnes of soybeans to be sourced from the United States (US) or Brazil, European traders said on Wednesday. Read Full


Car sales jump by 120pc in July
12 Aug 2015

KARACHI: Car assemblers recor­ded 120 per cent increase in sales to 13,013 units during the first month of this fiscal year compared to 5,911 units in July 2014. Read Full


Oil, bank shares help index gain 121 points
12 Aug 2015

KARACHI: Stocks recovered on Tuesday with the KSE-100 index gaining 121.27 points to close at 36,205.94. Read Full


Get Set loan cut down to MVR 21m from MVR 40m.
12 Aug 2015

Get Set loan cut down to MVR 21m from MVR 40m. Read Full


Retail inflation hits record low of 3.78 % in July
12 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: Retail inflation fell to multi-year low of 3.78 per cent in July on account of cheaper food prices, including of vegetables, fruits and cereals. Read Full


Sensex trips 121 pts ahead of key macro data, weakening rupee
12 Aug 2015

MUMBAI: The benchmark BSE sensex lost ground by over 120 points in early trade today as investors started scaling down their bets ahead of IIP and inflation data to be released later in the day amid weak global cues. Read Full


Posco to set up 1st steel plant in India
12 Aug 2015

MUMBAI: The $2-billion Uttam Galva Group has roped in Korean giant Posco to set up an integrated 3 million tonne per annum steel manufacturing facility in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra at a cost of $3 billion (Rs 19,000 crore). This will be Posco's first steel plant in the country, with its plan to set up own greenfield unit in Odisha being delayed by almost 10 years due to environmental and land clearances. Read Full


CNP Top Revenue Generator
12 Aug 2015

KATHMANDU, Aug. 12 -- Chitwan National Park (CNP), the country's first national park, is the top revenue generator among the 20 national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas in Nepal. Read Full


NAC profits Rs 439.40m from flights
12 Aug 2015

KATHMANDU, Aug 11, The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) earned a profit of Rs 762.90 million from international flights in the last fiscal year but suffered a loss of Rs 323.50 million in domestic sector reducing its overall profit to Rs 439.40 million. It had set a target of making a profit of Rs 835 million for the last fiscal year. Read Full


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