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Remittances touch record $18.5bn
16 Jul 2015

KARACHI: Remittances from overseas Pakistanis hit a record $18.5 billion during the previous fiscal year, almost equal to the current foreign exchange reserves of the country. Read Full


Over 21,000 customers download BML app.
16 Jul 2015

Over 21,000 customers download BML app. Read Full


Sri Lanka and Maldives stock exchanges in deal eying dual listings; cross-border regulation
16 Jul 2015

Sri Lanka and Maldives stock exchanges in deal eying dual listings; cross-border regulation Read Full


Project announced for construction of mosques in three islands.
16 Jul 2015

Project announced for construction of mosques in three islands. Read Full


Halmari tea sets Rs 441/kg record
16 Jul 2015

KOLKATA: A batch of CTC (crush, tear and curl) tea from Halmari Tea Estate in Assam on Wednesday bettered its own record at a Kolkata auction and scripted a never-seen-before bidding price tag in India of Rs 441 a kg. Read Full


Exports slide 15.8% in June to $22.3bn
16 Jul 2015

NEW DELHI: Contracting for the seventh month in a row, the country's exports dipped by 15.8% in June to $22.3 billion due to the global slowdown and a dip in crude oil prices that impacted shipments of petroleum products. Read Full


Rupee up 4 paise against dollar in early trade
16 Jul 2015

MUMBAI: The rupee strengthened by 4 paise to 63.35 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on selling of American currency by exporters. Read Full


Nepse jumps 4.26pt on budget announcment
16 Jul 2015

The presentation of the government budget sent pulses racing at the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) with the index jumping 4.26 points to close at 950.72 on Wednesday. Similarly, turnover swelled 32 percent to Rs342.78 million. Read Full


Prices set to drop due to lower import duty
16 Jul 2015

KATHMANDU, JUL 15 - Consumers reeling under the weight of skyrocketing prices of daily essentials will breathe a sigh of relief as imported raw pulses, oil seeds, palm oil and raw cereals are set to become cheaper once the new financial ordinance goes into effect from the next fiscal year. Read Full


Round the year irrigation in Tarai in five years
16 Jul 2015

KATHMANDU, July 15 -- The government has set an ambitious goal of offering round-the-year irrigation facility in the Tarai/Madesh region in the next five years. Currently, only 18 percent of the total agriculture land has round-the-year irrigation. Read Full


Safi Airways wants Cabinet decision on taxes enforced
16 Jul 2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): Safi Airways, a privately-owned international airline, on Wednesday asked the Ministry of Finance to reduce taxes and let the company pay its arrears in installments as per the Cabinet decision. Read Full


Afghan Agriculture Ministry to establish new industrial parks
16 Jul 2015

Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Minister Assadullah Zamir announced plans to establish new industrial parks across the country in a bid to boost Afghan agriculture products and exports. Read Full


Japan’s irrigation scheme transforms Nangarhar’s desert
16 Jul 2015

An irrigation scheme launched by the Japanese government has transformed Gamberi desert in eastern Nangarhar province into lush forests and fertile farmland. Read Full


SLBBP signs pact with Dilmah Conservation to enhance the scenic and biodiversity value of Ceylon Tea Trails
16 Jul 2015

The Sri Lanka Business and Biodiversity Platform (SLBBP) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce signed an agreement with Dilmah Conservation for enhancing the scenic and biodiversity value of Ceylon Tea Trails – a chain of luxury bungalow resorts; Castlereigh, Summerville and Norwood – developed under the leisure arm of Dilmah Read Full


Lower interest rate spread raises hope of higher investment
16 Jul 2015

Interest rate spread fell 0.48 percentage point in the first 11 months of last fiscal year and dipped below 5 percent -- a trend which the government says will help attract investment. Read Full


BB announces cash incentive for exporters
16 Jul 2015

Like last year over 150 goods and products of 14 categories will get cash incentive against their exports during the current 2015-16 financial year (FY16). Read Full


Online shopping picking up in Bangladesh
16 Jul 2015

Online shopping has picked up in just a few years in Bangladesh—and is likely to touch the Tk 200 million mark in the rundown to this Eid-ul-Fitr, according to the E-Commerce Alliance of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), reports bdnews24.com Read Full


Import of noodles increasing
13 Jul 2015

Import of noodles increasing Read Full


Truck sales outperform buses
13 Jul 2015

KARACHI: Truck sales outperformed bus segment in the outgoing fiscal year. Read Full


Cotton prices rise
13 Jul 2015

MULTAN: Cotton prices rose on Saturday as millers returned to the markets. The Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) also revised its spot rate by Rs50. Read Full


Sindh raises infrastructure cess by 10bps
13 Jul 2015

KARACHI: The Sindh Excise and Taxation Department has raised infrastructure cess charged on imports by 10 basis points (bps) and hopes to generate an additional Rs2.5 billion from the measure. Read Full


MVR 11.5 million absolved from seven luxury vessels.
13 Jul 2015

MVR 11.5 million absolved from seven luxury vessels. Read Full


MVR 4.6 billion estimated as bridge project cost.
13 Jul 2015

MVR 4.6 billion estimated as bridge project cost. Read Full


STO pharmacies opened in two more islands.
13 Jul 2015

STO pharmacies opened in two more islands. Read Full


Industry demands import duty hike on aluminium metal, scrap
13 Jul 2015

RAIPUR: To protect the interest of homegrown companies from rising imports of aluminium metal and its scrap, the aluminium industry has demanded that the Centre increase import duty on these products. Read Full


Tata Motors to clock Rs 4,000 crore sales from defence in 3 years
13 Jul 2015

MUMBAI: Tata Motors, country's largest supplier of defence vehicles from the private sector, on Friday said it is looking at clocking Rs 4,000 crore in sales from this segment within three years. Read Full


Aviation Ministry wants to mobilise Rs 2,400 crore for Air India
13 Jul 2015

NEW DELHI: The Civil Aviation Ministry is making efforts to secure about Rs 2,400 crore for Air India through supplementary budgetary allocations and recovery of dues worth Rs 600 crore related to use of its planes for VVIP travel. Out of the total, around Rs 1,800 crore is being sought to meet the funding shortfall faced by the cash-starved national carrier. Read Full


Stock market ends week 5.41pts up
13 Jul 2015

Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) rose 5.41 points last week. The market that opened at 938.02 points on Sunday fell 1.26 points on Monday before gaining points for rest of the week. Read Full


Stock market ends week 5.41 pts up
13 Jul 2015

Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) rose 5.41 points last week. The market that opened at 938.02 points on Sunday fell 1.26 points on Monday before gaining points for rest of the week. Narendra Raj Sijapati, president of Nepal Stockbrokers’ Association, attributed the rise to political development. “The market was boosted by hopes for a political consensus,” he said. Read Full


Chinese tourists estimated to go back to Nepal in August
13 Jul 2015

KATHMANDU: “You go first, and we’ll follow.” This is what Chinese travellers say to tour and travel operators selling Nepal packages. Although, the Chinese government has not restricted its citizens from travelling to Nepal, potential visitors from the northern neighbour expect assurances from their tour organizers that it is safe to visit, a group of Chinese tour operators said Friday. Read Full


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