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Govt raises Rs356bn through T-bills
06 Aug 2015

KARACHI: The government on Wednesday sold Rs356 billion market treasury bills (T-bills) against the target of Rs225bn, suggesting that it may exceed the borrowing target of Rs1.5 trillion set for Aug-Oct 2015 period. Read Full


Cotton market lacks buying interest
06 Aug 2015

KARACHI: Cotton prices remained under pressure on Wednesday owing to poor quality phutti and slow off-take of cotton yarn on the domestic and world markets. Read Full


Index gains 97 points in volatile trading
06 Aug 2015

KARACHI: The KSE-100 index closed higher by 97.15 points (0.27 per cent) on Tuesday, though the stocks struggled to move much in either direction as investors have become uncertain about whether the market can continue its record run or it will finally succumb to a long-overdue pullback as the index for the third time makes an effort to breach the 36,000 level. Read Full


global cues, sluggish demand
06 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: Continuing its losing streak for the third consecutive day, gold tumbled by Rs 110 to Rs 25,020 per ten grams at the bullion market on Wednesday, largely in tandem with a weakening global trend amid subdued demand from jewellers. Read Full


Coal imports drop for first time in 15 months
06 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: India's coal imports fell 11 percent to 19.3 million tonnes in July from a year earlier - the sharpest and the first drop in more than a year - as local supplies rose and money losing power generators held up purchases, commodities trader mjunction said. Read Full


Bharti Airtel Q1 net up 40% on data boom
06 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday posted about 40% jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,554.3 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2015-16, on account of sale of mobile tower assets and boom in data usage. It had posted net profit of Rs 1,108.5 crore in the April-June quarter of last fiscal, 2014-15. Read Full


Dpr of Nalsing Gadh Hydro project set to begin
06 Aug 2015

Aug 5, 2015-The preparation of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Nalsing Gadh Hydropower Project is finally set to begin 27 years after the project was identified. Read Full


Chinese goods may be dearer by 20pc
06 Aug 2015

KATHMANDU, Aug. 6 -- Goods imported from China could be dearer by 20 percent during the upcoming Dashain festival if the customs points linking the northern neighbour are not opened in time, traders have said. Read Full


Azizi seeks donor help for resuming stalled projects
06 Aug 2015

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Tuesday called for assistance from donor countries to resume work on stalled economic development and reconstruction projects in different districts of southern Kandahar province. Read Full


Herat expecting a 20% increase in grape production
06 Aug 2015

Agriculture officials of Herat are anticipating a 20% increase in grape production in the province this year, expecting a collection of at least 125,000 tons of grapes. Read Full


Gas prices to drop soon in Afghan markets
06 Aug 2015

The Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) announced on Monday that the price of gas is soon going to drop as the country is expected more gas imports at Hairaton port. Read Full


Commercial Bank launches low cost insurance for micro borrowers
06 Aug 2015

A low cost insurance scheme that will protect micro borrowers has been launched by Commercial Bank of Ceylon in association with two insurance companies,Ceylinco Insurance and BIMA. Read Full


Colombo stocks continue upswing
06 Aug 2015

Colombo equities continued the upswing after the break in yesterday’s session to close at a six-month high despite the incline in weekly T-bill yields and foreign selling. The main index advanced notably by 56.26 points or +0.77% to end at 7,366.31 whilst S&P SL 20 index gained 10.39 points (+0.26%) to end at 4,083.02. Read Full


Komen costs Ctg port Tk 1.61cr
06 Aug 2015

Cyclone Komen cost Bangladesh's premier seaport in Chittagong about Tk 1.61 crore in losses, and caused some minor physical damage. Read Full


Inflation inches up
06 Aug 2015

Inflation went up 11 basis points to 6.36 percent in July, compared to the previous month, on the back of a non-food price increase. Read Full


Onion prices up as import drops
06 Aug 2015

The prices of onion have skyrocketed by Tk 20 a kilogram in capital Dhaka, reports bdnews24.com Read Full


Fuel price decreases
02 Aug 2015

Fuel price decreases Read Full


Bhutan’s consumer inflation at its lowest.
02 Aug 2015

Bhutan’s consumer inflation at its lowest. Read Full


Government to reconsider second hand e-car import policy.
02 Aug 2015

Government to reconsider second hand e-car import policy. Read Full


Pakistan's Japanese-dominated car market poised for new entrants
02 Aug 2015

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's car market has been dominated by Japanese automakers for decades, but a mini-economic revival looks set to attract new players from Europe and Korea into the mix. Read Full


Wheat meant for export ‘on sale’ in local market
02 Aug 2015

LAHORE: A section of flour millers on Saturday alleged that subsidised wheat, meant for export, was being sold in the local market, hurting both the businesses and the national exchequer – without benefiting any one. Read Full


Interest payment on domestic debt rises 13.3pc
02 Aug 2015

KARACHI: Interest payments on domestic debt showed year-on-year growth of 13.3 per cent during July-May period of 2014-15, said State Bank’s latest monetary policy information compendium. Read Full


MIRA earns MVR 6.86 billion till June
02 Aug 2015

MIRA earns MVR 6.86 billion till June Read Full


Komandoo gets building windfall from UTS and Volunteer Maldives.
02 Aug 2015

Komandoo gets building windfall from UTS and Volunteer Maldives. Read Full


Survey finds oil and gas in Maldives.
02 Aug 2015

Survey finds oil and gas in Maldives. Read Full


National reserve increase by 49 %.
02 Aug 2015

National reserve increase by 49 %. Read Full


USD 500m can be spent to reclaim 5 lagoons and build 32 suburbs.
02 Aug 2015

USD 500m can be spent to reclaim 5 lagoons and build 32 suburbs. Read Full


STO pharmacy opened in Kumundhoo Island.
02 Aug 2015

STO pharmacy opened in Kumundhoo Island. Read Full


Two companies assigned to build coastal protection structures in three islands
02 Aug 2015

Two companies assigned to build coastal protection structures in three islands Read Full


STO pharmacy opened in Lhohi Island.
02 Aug 2015

STO pharmacy opened in Lhohi Island. Read Full


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