New reforms on the cards to strengthen economy: FBR chairman

New reforms on the cards to strengthen economy: FBR chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Nisar Muhammad Khan said on Monday that reforms were being initiated in various ...

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Pakistan 52nd in inclusive development index; leaves India behind: WEF

Pakistan 52nd in inclusive development index; leaves India behind: WEF

16-Jan-17
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been ranked 52nd, ahead from India on 60th, among 79 developing economies in the inclusive development ind ...

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Govt asked to cooperate in improving industry competitiveness

Govt asked to cooperate in improving industry competitiveness

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Senior Vice President Khalid Malik called upon the government to coop ...

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PBIF hails Rs180bn package for exports

PBIF hails Rs180bn package for exports

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF) Mian Zahid Hussain on Monday welcomed the Rs 180 billion package an ...

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Experts call for making CPEC project transparent

Experts call for making CPEC project transparent

16-Jan-17
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Karachi: Though the mega projects associated with the China Pakistan economic Corridor CPEC entail huge national and international ...

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Lower inflation rates raise   expectations for 25bps cut in MPS

Lower inflation rates raise expectations for 25bps cut in MPS

16-Jan-17
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KARACHI: With subdued inflation expectations in near term, the analysts believe that bond market expectations of a 25bps cut in up ...

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Robot arms replace factory hands

Robot arms replace factory hands

16-Jan-17
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PARIS: Donald Trump has been crowing as companies including Ford renounce plans to move factories to Mexico. But the main benefici ...

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New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class

New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class

16-Jan-17
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ABIDJAN: In bustling Abidjan, a homegrown company has tapped into the global taxi app revolution that has spawned Uber and other o ...

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Indian airlines soar but experts warn of turbulence ahead

Indian airlines soar but experts warn of turbulence ahead

16-Jan-17
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NEW DELHI: A major acquisition by Indian budget airline SpiceJet this week underscored the vast potential of the world's fastest-g ...

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E-waste rising dangerously in Asia: UN study

E-waste rising dangerously in Asia: UN study

16-Jan-17
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MANILA: Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones a ...

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What does the stock market tell us about the Trump administration?

What does the stock market tell us about the Trump administration?

16-Jan-17
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Ever since Donald Trump won the 2016 election, there has been an undercurrent of confusion in some quarters about why financial markets have been s ...

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The asbestos bonanza

The asbestos bonanza

16-Jan-17
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Mesothelioma For most of us, the name of this asbestos-caused lung cancer is synonymous with bad late-night TV commercials imploring those afflicte ...

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Elon musk has delivery issues

Elon musk has delivery issues

16-Jan-17
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Just before President-elect Donald Trump met with leaders from Apple, I.B.M., Amazon, Facebook, and other tech companies in mid-December, the trans ...

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One yuan, two very  different interest rates

One yuan, two very different interest rates

16-Jan-17
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The yuan took a roller coaster ride on Monday after Beijing lowered the currency's daily reference exchange rate by a massive 594 bas ...

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Despite your nightmare  commute, there are still some very good reasons to support the Southern Rail strikers

Despite your nightmare commute, there are still some very good reasons to support the Southern Rail strikers

16-Jan-17
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‘Jeremy Corbyn will join Southern Railway workers on picket line despite fresh strike action bringing travel misery for commuters," wrote The ...

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Public debt  service - ‘a huge burden’

Public debt service - ‘a huge burden’

16-Jan-17
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The draft budget for 2017 indicates that the total interest payable on local and foreign debt will reach JD1 billion, and that the pr ...

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SoftBank’s $100 billion vision a Marshall Plan for the digital age

SoftBank’s $100 billion vision a Marshall Plan for the digital age

16-Jan-17
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You run out of superlatives when you consider the Vision Fund, the tech investment vehicle launched by Japan's SoftBank and backed by some of the s ...

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The case for a border adjustable tax system

The case for a border adjustable tax system

16-Jan-17
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If America's competitors were intentionally trying to design a tax system to destroy the American economy, they probably couldn't come up with a du ...

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Japan’s zero growth nightmare

Japan’s zero growth nightmare

16-Jan-17
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It's the rare economic tale that involves suicides, robots and arms dealers. Welcome to Japan, where science fiction may begin to trump economic fa ...

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US tax reform is vital but Donald Trump’s plan is flawed

US tax reform is vital but Donald Trump’s plan is flawed

16-Jan-17
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Corporate tax reform has rightly been identified by both the President-elect and Congress as an immediate priority. There is no doubt that the stat ...

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