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India

India News This Week

Piyush Goyal lauds GST council for success Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has lauded the Goods and Service Tax council for working as a responsive organisation and successfully implementing GST bill in the country in just a year. “The GST …

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Pakistan

Pakistan News

FBR forcefully withdraws Rs2bn from PRA’s bank accounts In its desperate effort to come near the downward revised target, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has forcefully withdrawn about Rs2 billion from Punjab Revenue Authority’s (PRA) bank accounts, setting another …

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Shipping

Shipping News

Freight rates on VLCCs and Suezmazes move up Freight rates have risen over the last quarter on VLCCs and Suezmaxes. However, there have been supply-side shocks which threaten to reduce tonne-mile demand and though more vessels have been sold for …

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Technology

Technology News

PAKISTAN: Gmail messages ‘read by human third parties’: Google has confirmed that private emails sent and received by Gmail users can sometimes be read by third-party app developers, not just machines. People who have connected third-party apps to their accounts …

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Commodity

Commodity News

World oil prices mixed Oil was mixed on Friday, with short-covering pushing up US crude futures while Brent slipped on global trade tensions and increased Saudi production. West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 gained 61 cents to $73.55 by 11:30 …

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Gulf

Gulf News

UAE Fuel Prices Among Lowest In The World Fuel prices in the UAE, which reached its peak this month since the country opted for deregulation in 2015, are still among the lowest in the world because governments in other countries …

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India

India News This Week

India’s Banking Zombies Pose A Problem India’s state banks are beginning to resemble the walking dead. Of 21 government-controlled lenders, eleven face growth restrictions and the same amount will soon be without a boss. Some chief executives have been arrested, …

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Pakistan

Pakistan News

PKR Stable Against Dollar The rupee remained stable against the dollar at Rs121.4/121.6 in the inter-bank market on Friday compared with Thursday’s close of Rs121.4/121.6. Contrary to the impression created after the previous round of devaluation, the Pakistani currency weakened …

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Shipping

Shipping News

Crude Oil Exports Hit Europe Aframax Rates; VLCCs Cut Clean Tankers Demand US crude oil exports to the Mediterranean and West European countries have dragged down Aframax rates in these areas, seriously hurting the earnings of shipowners in what was …

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Technology

Technology News

Pakistan: Facebook Launches Instagram Lite For Emerging Markets: Facebook has introduced a stripped-down version of the social photo-sharing app Instagram. Instagram Lite is going to be lighter and would be able to run on devices with small amounts of storage …

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