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Fruit exports to Pakistan from Kandahar cut in half
12 Aug 2015

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistan has further increased import duty on Afghanistan fruits, forcing traders to reduce the exports by a half from southern Kandahar province. Read Full


Helmand to get various agriculture facilities
12 Aug 2015

Provincial Agriculture Department of Helmand said a cold storage facility, a dairy farm and a market for agricultural products would be established by the end of this solar year in Helmand province. Read Full


Completion of 13 horticultural storehouses in six provinces of Afghanistan
12 Aug 2015

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAIL) reported that the construction of 13 storehouses for horticultural products have been completed in six provinces. Read Full


Commercial Bank picks up pace with 15% increase in 1H post-tax profit
12 Aug 2015

Strong second quarter growth in fund based operations has enhanced the half year performance of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, enabling Sri Lanka’s largest private sector bank to post profit before tax of Rs 7.443billion for the six months ending 30th June 2015, an increase of 14.97% over the corresponding six months of the previous year. Read Full


Colombo stocks close on a mixed note
12 Aug 2015

Colombo bourse closed on a mixed note amid the increase in treasury yields for the seventh consecutive week. Main index advanced to 7,490 mark in the first half of the trading session but failed to continue the optimistic momentum as investors booked profits on selected stocks. Read Full


Govt., exporters strike deal to secure GSP Plus
12 Aug 2015

The European Union (EU) is set to once again grant Sri Lanka the GSP Plus concession during the first quarter of next year or some time thereafter, Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Development Dr. Harsha de Silva said yesterday. - See more at: http://www.ft.lk/article/457001/Govt---exporters-strike-deal-to-secure-GSP-Plus#sthash.hKUtkLK4.dpuf Read Full


TechnoSity to invest $25.8m in hi-tech park
12 Aug 2015

The government yesterday signed a deal with Bangladesh TechnoSity Ltd, which will invest $25.8 million on the much-awaited hi-tech park in Kaliakoir, Gazipur. Read Full


Electronic purchase boosts transparency in bidding
12 Aug 2015

The electronic government procurement system or e-GP has helped alleviate transparency-related doubts among bidders and other stakeholders, speakers said at a workshop on Monday. Read Full


Govt approves 3-year export promotion policy banning overseas sell of soybean oil, onion and garlic
12 Aug 2015

The government has approved a three-year Export Promotion Policy banning overseas sell of items of everyday use like soybean oil, onions and garlic, reports bdnews24.com Read Full


Samdrup Jongkhar to be electrified in its entirety
08 Aug 2015

Samdrup Jongkhar to be electrified in its entirety Read Full


FIs contribute Nu 70B to credit
08 Aug 2015

FIs contribute Nu 70B to credit Read Full


Public transport makeover begins.
08 Aug 2015

Public transport makeover begins. Read Full


Cost of cutting distance.
08 Aug 2015

Cost of cutting distance. Read Full


Stamp duty raised on old buildings
08 Aug 2015

KARACHI: The Sindh government has raised stamp duty on sale and purchase of old buildings, and on transfer of CDC shares and insurance policies from July 1. Read Full


Daily inflow of $2m fails to strengthen rupee vs greenback
08 Aug 2015

KARACHI: The US currency is not showing any signs of weakness against the rupee despite daily inflow of two million dollars from Dubai directly through exchange companies. Read Full


TCP may suffer losses in disposal of cotton
08 Aug 2015

KARACHI: The Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) would suffer huge losses on the disposal of 95,700 bales of cotton procured last year on the directives of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet, official sources said on Saturday. Read Full


hine as gold prices plummet IANS | Aug 8, 2015, 05.38PM IST
08 Aug 2015

MUMBAI: Weakening gold prices and a strengthening dollar dented Indian foreign exchange reserves (forex) in the week ended July 31. Read Full


Deposit rate cuts help Central Bank net rise 6%; NPAs jump
08 Aug 2015

MUMBAI: State-run Central Bank of India on Saturday reported a marginal 6 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 203 crore in the June quarter on account of reduction in cost of deposits and lower provisioning for bad loans. Read Full


Timex sees India among top 3 global mkts in 5 yrs
08 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: US-based Timex group is betting big on sale of specialised watches and accessories in India and expects it to be among its top 3 markets globally within the next five years. Read Full


Rs.500m allotted for challenge fund
08 Aug 2015

Aug 9, 2015-The government has allocated Rs500 million for the Challenge Fund which will be used to finance innovations. Read Full


Nepse ends week 6.22 pts higher
08 Aug 2015

Aug 9, 2015-Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week rose 6.22 points to close at 1,040.36 points. Read Full


Businesses Returning to Normal in Dolakha
08 Aug 2015

DOLAKHA, Aug. 9 -- Businesses affected by the April 25 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks are gradually returning to normal. Read Full


Afghani dips down against the US dollar
08 Aug 2015

Afghani currency has declined against the US dollar and has sparked concerns among the masses over the future of the Afghan economy that is struggling to stand on its feet since the withdrawal of the foreign troops. Read Full


Uplift projects to be launched in Baghlan and Khost
08 Aug 2015

The Ministry of Public Works plans to undertake five uplift projects in northern Baghlan and southeastern Khost provinces. Read Full


Afghanistan invites India to invest in energy sector
08 Aug 2015

An Afghan delegation attended the India-Afghanistan Renewable Energy Summit on August 6th in New Delhi, India. Read Full


Three large-loan proposals get BB nod
08 Aug 2015

The central bank has approved Janata Bank's proposal for rescheduling loans of three companies amounting to Tk 3,138 crore under the large-loan restructuring policy. Read Full


Banglalink revenue grows 9pc in first half
08 Aug 2015

Banglalink's gross revenue rose 9 percent year-on-year to Tk 2,320 crore in the first six months of 2015, VimpelCom, parent company of the mobile operator, said in its half-yearly statement on Thursday. Read Full


Minister vows to set up bank for garment sector
08 Aug 2015

Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has vowed to push the government to set up a specialised bank for the garment industry to provide easy loans for entrepreneurs. Read Full


Three joint venture projects to be expedited
06 Aug 2015

Three joint venture projects to be expedited Read Full


First helicopter to arrive on November 4
06 Aug 2015

First helicopter to arrive on November 4 Read Full


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