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Rupee gains 6 paise against dollar in early trade
31 Jul 2015

MUMBAI: The rupee strengthened by 6 paise to 63.85 against the dollar in early trade on Wednesday on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks amid firm domestic equity ma Read Full


Maruti net up 56% on higher sales, cost-cut
31 Jul 2015

NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday reported 56% increase in net profit in April-June quarter, backed by higher sales and cost-efficiency measures. Total sales went up by 14% in the period at 3.41 lakh units. The company's net profit was Rs 1,193 crore in Q1 compared to Rs 762 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago. However, the net profit was down on a sequential basis as it was Rs 1,284 crore in the previous quarter (January-March, 2015). Read Full


Investment board to consult with WB, ADB
31 Jul 2015

The Investment Board Nepal (IBN) on Tuesday decided to hold a joint consultation meeting with two international donor agencies to help the government decide between the Public Private Partnership (PPP) and other models for the upgradation of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and the development of the proposed Second International Airport (SIA) in Nijgadh, Bara. Read Full


Kaski cooperatives pouring money into real estate sector
31 Jul 2015

Jul 30, 2015-Cooperatives based in Kaski district are making huge investments in the real estate sector. Read Full


Nepal’s auto imports up 29pc in last fiscal
31 Jul 2015

Jul 30, 2015-Nepal’s auto imports shot up 29 percent in the last fiscal year compared to the previous year, according to the Birgunj Customs Office. Shipments of cars, jeeps, vans, buses, mini buses, trucks, mini trucks, pick-ups and motorcycles amounted to Rs29.9 billion in 2014-15 against Rs23.1 billion in 2013-14. Read Full


Afghan Ministry of Rural Development exceeds its 100-day target
31 Jul 2015

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has executed 4,809 uplift projects across the country during the past six months. Read Full


Traders seek opening of ACCI branch in Paktika
31 Jul 2015

SHARAN (Pajhwok): Businessmen on Tuesday asked the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to open a branch in southeastern Paktika province Read Full


WTO approves Kazakhstan’s membership after 19-year negotiations
31 Jul 2015

Kazakhstan is set to become a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) after a 19-year accession process. Read Full


Colombo stock close above 7,300 mark for first time in five months
31 Jul 2015

Colombo bourse closed above 7,300 mark for the first time in five months as investor sentiment build up in anticipation of political stability after the parliamentary polls scheduled to be held in two weeks’ time. Benchmark index bagged 52.90 index points or 0.73% to close at 7,313.97 while 20-scrip S&P SL index retook the 4,100 index mark to end at 4,105.08, incline of 27.19 index points or 0.67%. Accordingly year-to-date main index return and S&P SL20 index return flipped back to greener ter Read Full


BOI strikes $ 110 m investment deal to revive Kantale Sugar Factory - See more at: http://www.ft.lk/article/451105/BOI-strikes---110-m-investment-deal-to-revive-Kantale-Sugar-Factory#sthash.rQKL7TlE.dpuf
31 Jul 2015

The Board of Investment (BOI) yesterday signed an investment agreement with M.G. Sugars Lanka Ltd. to revive and restructure the Kantale Sugar Factory with an investment of $ 110 million. The MoU was signed by BOI Chairman Upul Jayasuriya and M. G. Sugars Lanka Ltd. Director Mendle Gluck. - See more at: http://www.ft.lk/article/451105/BOI-strikes---110-m-investment-deal-to-revive-Kantale-Sugar-Factory#sthash.rQKL7TlE.dpuf Read Full


Islami Bank urged to lend further to Swan Garments
31 Jul 2015

The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) yesterday requested Islami Bank Bangladesh, the financier of Swan Garments, to further lend Tk 1.39 crore to the apparel maker so that it can clear one month's salaries of its workers. Read Full


Onion prices rise on shortfall in India
31 Jul 2015

Onion prices are rising as the production of the crop in India has been cut by unfavourable weather Read Full


Govt to approve purchases electronically
31 Jul 2015

The government is set to give out approvals for purchases over Tk 50 crore and consultancy services valued at upwards of Tk 10 crore in digitised format to cut down the time lag and corruption. Read Full


Massive treatment plant to keep up with growth
28 Jul 2015

Massive treatment plant to keep up with growth Read Full


DPR for Nyera Amari hydroelectric project begins.
28 Jul 2015

DPR for Nyera Amari hydroelectric project begins. Read Full


Tax exempted on books.
28 Jul 2015

Tax exempted on books. Read Full


Further decline in crop yields
28 Jul 2015

THE State Bank of Pakistan has painted a dismal picture of the performance of the crop sector during the just-ended fiscal year, saying farmers must be made aware of best agriculture practices to improve crop yields. Read Full


Cap on KP’s hydropower profits
28 Jul 2015

KHYBER Pakhtunkhwa’s development programme has suffered a setback as the province’s net hydropower profit arrears from the electricity generated at the Tarbela Dam have been stuck up for over six years and reached Rs101bn. Read Full


Declining rubber production
28 Jul 2015

AGEING plantations with low-yielding trees, sharply declining production, plunging prices and rising imports have seen the Indian natural rubber industry skidding over the past few years. Read Full


President: Opportunity for joint Maldives Saudi investments is open.
28 Jul 2015

President: Opportunity for joint Maldives Saudi investments is open. Read Full


Recharge through “My Ooredoo” app for 50 percent bonus credit
28 Jul 2015

Recharge through “My Ooredoo” app for 50 percent bonus credit Read Full


Foreign investors can own land in Maldives.
28 Jul 2015

Foreign investors can own land in Maldives. Read Full


Price control: 10k tonnes of onions to be procured
28 Jul 2015

NEW DELHI: With cost of onions inching towards Rs 40 per kg in Delhi, government has fast-tracked procurement of approximately 10,000 tonnes of the key kitchen staple, which can be sold in the open market through fair price shops to stabilize prices. Read Full


ONGC to invest $8.8bn in KG oil and gas finds
28 Jul 2015

NEW DELHI: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) plans to invest over $8.8 billion in bringing to production its much-touted KG-basin oil and gas discoveries by 2018-19. Read Full


Rs 1,000 crore approved for India-Bangladesh rail link
28 Jul 2015

AGARTALA: The Indian government has sanctioned around Rs 1,000 crore for a 15-km India-Bangladesh railway project, an official said on Sunday. Read Full


113,000 new jobs to be created this fiscal year
28 Jul 2015

The government has planned to generate 113,513 jobs in the fiscal year 2015-16, according to the Annual Development Programme published by the National Planning Commission. Read Full


Exports down 4.8pc to Rs.77.83 billion
28 Jul 2015

The country’s exports declined by 4.8 percent to Rs77.83 billion in the first 11 months of the last fiscal year, according to a Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) report . Read Full


Nepse Leaps 50 Pts on Monetary Policy
28 Jul 2015

KATHMANDU, July 27 -- The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index leaped 50.57 points on Sunday to close at 1,053.95 points following Nepal Rastra Bank's directive to banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to hike their paid-up capital fourfold in two years. Read Full


Test farm in Nangarhar shows positive results
28 Jul 2015

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) had established five test farms in the country in order to conduct researches on various types of plants. Read Full


Afghanistan tanks up on eco-friendly fuel
28 Jul 2015

In late 2014, two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vehicle conversion centers and gas stations opened in the Afghan capital of Kabul, offering budget-conscious motorists a way to run their cars on affordable, eco-friendly fuel. Read Full


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