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September 25, 2018 12:20 PM World Bank reveals Pakistan, India potential trade stands at $37 billion

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has revealed in its report that potential trade between Pakistan and India stands at $37 billion as compared to the actual $2 billion. ‘A Glass Half Full: The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia’ was revealed on Monday. It says “without artificial barriers, Pakistan and Indian potential trade should be $37 billion

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Aramco Trading aims for 50pc rise in oil trade volume in 2020

SINGAPORE: Saudi´s Aramco Trading Company (ATC) expects to increase its oil trading volume to 6 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2020, 50 percent higher than current levels, the company´s top official said on Monday. "Currently, we´re at 4 million barrels per day and with expansion I think our target is 6 million barrels per day," President and Chief

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Forex reserves fall to four-month low

KARACHI: Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves fell to a four-month low during the week ended September 14, the central bank said on Monday, mainly on the back of external debt repayments. The foreign exchange reserves dropped $279 million, or 1.73 percent, to $15.790 billion, the lowest since May 2018. The forex reserves stood at $15.913 billion in May. Forex

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Japanese apparel firm plans outsourcing from Pakistan

KARACHI: A world famous apparel brand Uniqlo plans to outsource textile garments from three Pakistani companies for its more than 3,000 outlets worldwide, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Uniqlo Inc – a subsidiary of Japanese retail holding company Fast Retailing Inc. – has planned joint venture with three local companies, which would

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Kane admits he has been below par for Tottenham

LONDON: Harry Kane admits he has fallen below his own high standards this season but said he welcomes the intense public scrutiny of his game. The Tottenham striker ended a five-game goalless run for club and country when he put his side ahead from the penalty spot in a 2-1 win at Brighton — a result that also ended a three-game losing streak for Spurs

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM NCA acted on FIA claim Junejo laundered Rs180-250m from Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation (FIA) got former government official Farhan Junejo arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) on the basis of claims that the former aide of Makhdoom Amin Faheem allegedly laundered around Rs180 to Rs250 million out of Pakistani into his overseas accounts through “corruption and corrupt practices”. The News has obtained

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

GENEVA: Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including 1

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Malaysia, Pakistan can enhance joint initiatives: CG

KARACHI: Malaysia and Pakistan through enhanced cooperation and joint initiatives can advance in various social and economic fields, Malaysian Council General Khairul Nazran Abd Rehman said on Saturday. “Bilateral cooperation is not only confined to political and economic spheres, but also in other areas such as education, tourism, defence and technical 1

September 21, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistanis lose $4.5 billion/year in net income on patchy electricity access: WB

KARACHI: Pakistani households lose an immense $4.5 billion or 1.7 percent of GDP in net income every year due to the lack of reliable access to electricity, the World Bank said, underscoring the need of energy sector reforms to address inefficiencies. “This estimate is likely to grossly understate the actual loss, because it does not capture the impact 3

September 20, 2018 12:00 AM Malaysia’s inflation rate rises 0.2pc

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia´s consumer price index in August rose 0.2 percent from a year earlier, the slowest growth in three-and-a-half years, after the removal of a 6 percent consumption tax, government data showed on Wednesday. The annual inflation rate was below the 0.4 percent rise forecast by a Reuters poll, and was the lowest since February 2015, when it was at 0.1 percent 7