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Gulf

Gulf News

BUYERS LINING UP FOR DUBAI’S READY PROPERTIES Even ready properties in Dubai are getting right into the thick of sales action going by the numbers notched up in the first five months. If this interest in ready properties holds up …

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Commodity

Commodity News

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER RARE EARTH METALS Japanese scientists have discovered a vast geological deposit rich in rare metals that can be used in many industrial products. The treasure trove was found on an underwater mountain in the Pacific Ocean, some 300 …

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Shipping

Shipping News

BALTIC EXCHANGE SNAPS 16-SESSION LOSING STREAK The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Wednesday, snapping a 16-session decline on better rates for capesize vessels. The overall index, which factors in …

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Pakistan

Pakistan News

PM MEETS AFGHAN PRESIDENT ON SIDELINES OF SCO SUMMIT Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan on Friday. The meeting comes amid escalating tensions between …

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India

India News This Week

INDIA SEES $1 TRILLION DIGITAL ECONOMY BY 2022 The information technology (IT) industry, which is reeling under pressures from key Western markets, will have a formal meeting with the Centre to discuss various problems that have reportedly resulted in job …

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Technology

Technology News

PAKISTAN: GOOGLE SAYS IT WOULD COST TOO MUCH TO GATHER WAGE GAP DATA: The department of labor will keep bothering Google for the salary records because the tech titan keeps joining the handover. These record can be proved at once and Mountain View …

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Gulf

Gulf News

DOS AND DON’TS FOR TAKING PICTURES ON AIRPLANES Dubai: It seems mundane enough – you hop on an aircraft, and as you wait for it to take off, you snap some selfies and maybe a video. And what’s a selfie …

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Commodity

Commodity News

IRON ORE FALLS AS FUTURES PLUNGE The spot price of iron ore dropped, extending last week’s selloff, paced by a plunge in Chinese iron and steel futures. Ore with 62 percent content shed 2.5 percent to $US57.02 a ton on …

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Shipping

Shipping News

BALTIC INDEX DOWN FOR TWELFTH STRAIGHT SESSION The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell for a 12th straight session on Wednesday as rates fell across vessel segments. The overall index, which …

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Pakistan

Pakistan News

WORLDWIDE FIRMS COMPETE TO SET UP CONVERTER STATION IN PAKISTAN The four countries that are part of the Central Asia-South Asia (Casa) 1,000-megawatt power supply project have opened for evaluation the technical bids received from international companies interested in providing …

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