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Pakistan News

Economic times of Pakistan World Bank terms Punjab’s $200mn-worth project moderately unsatisfactory The World Bank has downgraded the $200-million Punjab Green Development Programme to moderately unsatisfactory after the provincial government failed to meet environment protection-related key targets despite rapid environmental …

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Ports & Shipping

Shipping News

How will technology shape the shipping industry in 2020? The impact of technology on the shipping industry will grow in 2020, as companies increasingly introduce cloud-based software and apps in their businesses. The increased availability, reliability and reduced cost of …

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World Commodities

Commodity News

Oil falls below $65/bbl in first weekly drop Oil fell below $65 a barrel on Friday in its first weekly loss since late November, erasing the week’s risk premium added since a US drone strike killed a top Iranian general …

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Gulf In Focus

Gulf News

GULF STATES – ECONOMICS & FINANCE Dubai Duty Free’s annual sales hit record dh7.406b Dubai Duty Free began the new year on a high note as it announced record annual sales of Dh7.406 billion ($2.029 billion) for 2019. The retailer …

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Government Initiative

Government Initiative

*Pakistan Launches Health Insurance for Transgender Prime Minister Imran Khan says the Sehat Insaf Card will provide health insurance for members of Pakistan’s transgender community to ensure the rights and protection of the most vulnerable segments of society. Addressing a …

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Pakistan In Focus

Pakistan News

ECONOMIC TIMES OF PAKISTAN Government mulls either 5-year or 3-year economic plan Despite a lapse of almost one and a half year, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government remains unable to launch the country’s 12th five-year macroeconomic plan amid confusion in its …

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Ports & Shipping

Shipping News

Dry bulk newbuilding activity took a dive in 2019 While 2019 was a year of great turbulence in the dry bulk market, some silver lining can be found in the fact that future tonnage supply could be limited, at least …

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Technology

Technology News

PAKISTAN NEWS: Govt cuts taxes on affordable phones by upto 85%: The Government of Pakistan, through a presidential ordinance, has reduced the rate of withholding income tax and sales tax on the import of mobile phones. The Federal Board of …

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World Commodities

Commodity News

World oil prices move higher as US strike killed Iranian commander Oil prices jumped to the highest level in more than three months on Friday after the United States killed a top Iranian military commander in Iraq, sparking fears that …

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