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Swan Garments seeks further loans to clear workers' dues
24 Jul 2015

The Swan Garments payment committee yesterday requested the company's lender -- Islami Bank Bangladesh -- to extend further loans to the group to allow its management to resume production and clear workers' dues. Read Full


Gold, silver prices down in Bangladesh
24 Jul 2015

Gold prices are down by Tk 1,540 per bhori (11.664 grams) in Bangladesh. Read Full


Businesses urge govt to fast-track gas supply
24 Jul 2015

Business leaders yesterday called for gas connections to industrial units by next month, which the government promised to give against demand notes. Read Full


Heavy rainstorm flattens maize in Mongar
20 Jul 2015

Heavy rainstorm flattens maize in Mongar Read Full


Thimpu city’s streetlights to be replaced with LED and induction system.
20 Jul 2015

Thimpu city’s streetlights to be replaced with LED and induction system. Read Full


India approves PHPA I’s new cost estimate of NU 93.75b.
20 Jul 2015

India approves PHPA I’s new cost estimate of NU 93.75b. Read Full


Vagaries of weather affect mango export, prices
20 Jul 2015

LAHORE: As the mango season comes to an end, the earlier losses caused by the climate change, are becoming evident, hitting domestic prices and exports. Read Full


Import of Iranian oil still elusive
20 Jul 2015

KARACHI: The chances of Pakistan switching over to Iranian crude oil from the existing sources appear slim in the near future due to refineries configuration and freight economics. Read Full


Trade deficit widened to $22bn in FY15
20 Jul 2015

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s merchandise trade deficit surged by 10.68 per cent to $22.095 billion in 2014-15 from $19.963bn in the preceding fiscal year, suggested data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics on Thursday. Read Full


Inflation rise by 0.79 percent
20 Jul 2015

Inflation rise by 0.79 percent Read Full


BML receives MVR 115 million as profit in second quarter.
20 Jul 2015

BML receives MVR 115 million as profit in second quarter. Read Full


Maldivian to expand fleet with an additional aircraft.
20 Jul 2015

Maldivian to expand fleet with an additional aircraft. Read Full


Honda looks to pump in Rs 4,000 crore for new unit in Gujarat
20 Jul 2015

NEW DELHI: Honda Motor Car Company is on an overdrive in India. The Japanese auto major is looking to pump in a fresh Rs 4,000 crore for a new factory in Gujarat, its third in the country. Read Full


Gold, silver prices fall to 3-month low in Ahmedabad
20 Jul 2015

AHMEDABAD: With consistent drop in international prices coupled with decrease in demand, the gold and silver prices have come down to three-month low in the city. Read Full


DADOs overstate betel nut cultivation area
20 Jul 2015

Jul 20, 2015-District Agriculture Development Offices (DADOs) in the Eastern Region are certifying betel nut trees planted for household consumption as commercial farming to raise export quota for traders, according to the Regional Directorate of Agriculture, Biratnagar. Read Full


Tribunal to fast-track land acquisition, mega infrastructure projects
20 Jul 2015

KATHMANDU, JUL 19 - The government is considering setting up a tribunal to fast-track land acquisition and compensation distribution for mega infrastructure projects. Most of the national pride projects Read Full


Information highway yet to be completed
20 Jul 2015

KATHMANDU, July 19 : The Ministry of Information and Communications (MOIC) has proposed to the Finance Ministry for a four-month extension as work on the information highway under the South Asian Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) has not been completed. It has also demanded another Rs 20 million to complete the remaining work. The deadline for SASAEC expired on July 15. Read Full


Kunduz & Takhar produce toothsome melons
20 Jul 2015

TALOQAN/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The production of melons has increased during the current Afghan year in northern Takhar and Kunduz provinces, officials and growers say. Read Full


Safi Airways demands Finance Ministry to cut taxes
20 Jul 2015

Afghan private international airline, Safi Airways, have demanded the Finance Ministry to follow the Council of Ministers’ decision of reducing taxes and allowing the company to pay them in installments. Read Full


USAID’s role in economic development of Afghanistan
20 Jul 2015

Afghanistan continues to face economic hurdles, as it remains one of the world’s poorest countries. Insecurity and corruption threaten efforts to establish an inclusive, growing, and self-sustaining economy that attracts investment, promotes trade and creates jobs Read Full


CEB to pay Rs. 641 million for port power generation plant
20 Jul 2015

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is to acquire the 60 megawatt capacity power generating plant installed on a barge at the Colombo harbour at a cost of Rs. 641 million. Read Full


CEB to pay Rs. 641 million for port power generation plant
20 Jul 2015

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is to acquire the 60 megawatt capacity power generating plant installed on a barge at the Colombo harbour at a cost of Rs. 641 million. Read Full


​SL seeks to expand ties with int’l community
20 Jul 2015

Sri Lanka now seeks to expand cooperation with the international community including through new partnerships with donor agencies, such as U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to provide a tangible peace dividend to its people, the Sri Lankan government said. In a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Dana J. Hyde, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam emphasized the desire of the Government to establish a partnership with the Un Read Full


GE to invest more in power projects
20 Jul 2015

General Electric plans to invest more in gas-based electricity generation projects in Bangladesh as the US conglomerate wants to boost its revenue growth from industrial business. Read Full


Siemens wins Tk 151cr order from Power Grid Company
20 Jul 2015

Siemens India has recently won a crucial turnkey order worth about Tk 151 crore from the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), the country's leading transmission company. Read Full


Call money market remains calm
20 Jul 2015

The call money market, which usually gets volatile during the Eid, has remained calm this year, indicating that the financial institutions are sitting on excess funds. Read Full


Climate smart pig farms to reduce LPG import
17 Jul 2015

Climate smart pig farms to reduce LPG import Read Full


Greener Way says Thromde
16 Jul 2015

Greener Way says Thromde to lose Nu 12.84 mn with flawed procurement of service Read Full


Petrol demand remains subdued in Ramazan
16 Jul 2015

KARACHI: The official data points to normal petrol sales trend since the start of Ramazan, a month when sales normally remain higher. Read Full


Some banks still charging 0.6pc WHT
16 Jul 2015

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) asked banks on Tuesday to refund the excess amount deducted in terms of withholding tax (WHT) on transactions. Read Full


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