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May 14, 2018 12:00 AM After 1,235 games, Wenger bids emotional farewell to Arsenal

HUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom: Arsene Wenger admitted it was hard to keep his emotions in check as the Arsenal manager brought the curtain down on his 22-year reign with a 1-0 win at Huddersfield on Sunday. After 7,895 days and 1,235 games, it was ‘au revoir’ to Wenger as the Frenchman took charge of Arsenal for the last time.Wenger has been on a nostalgia-tinged 1

May 10, 2018 12:00 AM China moves to rope in its tech ‘unicorns’

Shanghai: Having lost the likes of Alibaba and Baidu to Wall Street, China is hatching a plan to woo them back and make sure it keeps a new generation of technology titans closer to home as it battles the US for supremacy in the sector. New share offerings worth tens of billions of dollars are in the pipeline for 2018, setting it up as a blockbuster 1

May 5, 2018 12:00 AM Engro Polymer attends ABAD expo

KARACHI: Engro Polymers and Chemicals Limited (EPCL) recently sponsored and took part in Abad International Expo 2018, which is going on at the Pak-China Friendship Centre in Islamabad, a statement said on Friday. EPCL being one of the leading sponsors of the major event, had a dedicated area the “Engro Polymer Pavilion” at the expo in which they displayed 3

May 1, 2018 12:00 AM SAARC CCI appoints senior VP

LAHORE: United Business Group (UBG) Chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik has been appointed as the Senior Vice President of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI). The unanimous decision was taken by President Ruwan Edirisinghe and all the Vice Presidents of SAARC CCI keeping in view his selfless services to bring the SAARC nations closer through 9

May 1, 2018 12:00 AM ADIA eyes renewable technologies

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world´s third-biggest sovereign wealth fund, said it may invest more in renewable energy, as climate change fears prompt fund managers even in the oil-rich Middle East to look beyond fossil fuels. "The world´s energy industry is in the early stages of a fundamental shift from fossil fuels to a more sustainable 9

April 29, 2018 12:00 AM Will oil prices finally give teeth to inflation’s bite?

LONDON: The year 2018 was supposed to be the year inflation bared its teeth, finally emerging after years of unprecedented stimulus in a booming global economy. The Fed is well down the path of normalizing policy, with other central banks about to follow. And right on cue, the prices of oil and other commodities are accelerating sharply. But the latest 13

April 25, 2018 12:00 AM SECP registers Al Hilal as first Shariah advisory company

KARACHI: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has registered Al Hilal Shariah Advisors (Pvt) Limited as the first Shariah advisory company in Pakistan under the Shariah Advisory Regulations 2017, a statement said on Tuesday. Al Hilal Shariah Advisors (Pvt) Limited became the first Shariah advisory company in the country, providing 11

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi firms keen to invest in Pakistan

KARACHI: Saudi Arabian companies expressed keen interest in starting business in Pakistan at a seminar held in Riyadh, a government statement said on Wednesday. Board of Investment, Council of Saudi Chambers, Riyadh Chamber and Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh jointly organised the seminar in which more than 150 Saudi Arabian companies participated 9

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM KCCI seeks reduced taxes

KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to reduce taxes and duties on the import of motorcycle parts with a view to discourage smuggling and provide relief to the common man, a statement said on Wednesday. KCCI President Muafasdar Malik said that motorcycles are commonly used by the lower 9

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Public-private partnership termed vital for achieving SDGs

PESHAWAR: Speakers at a seminar on Friday termed public-private partnerships beneficial for removing inequalities and to supplement the agenda of sustainable development goals (SDGs) Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman was the chief guest on the concluding day of the seminar. Chief Corporate Affairs Officer 3