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Ministers positive on OPEC, non-OPEC oil output cuts

VIENNA: Energy ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC countries meeting in Vienna on Sunday have struck a positive note regarding their agreement to cut oil output as a committee set to monitor compliance with the deal meets for the first time. “I am satisfied, I am …

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“Pakistan’s Changing Reality: An Opportunity for Peace and Development”

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Federal Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan is scheduled to arrive in Brussels Sunday (January 22) on a four day official visit where he will chair a conference of trade officers based in Pakistan’s missions in Europe. The minister will hold meetings …

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Alibaba Group eyes Pakistan for e-Commerce

DAVOS: Chairman Alibaba Group Jack Ma Wednesday evinced keen interest in investing in Pakistan and to build an e-Commerce platform to further promote online business ventures. The Chairman met Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Davos on the sidelines of the 47th World Economic Forum’s …

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Over 78% US Companies willing to invest in Pakistan

DAVOS  -UNS – Over 78 percent American companies are willing to invest more in Pakistan over the next 12 months, owing to improved security and long-term economic climate, a survey by the American Business Council (ABC) of Pakistan (ABC) said. The survey results are 13 …

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CDWP approves 18 projects of worth Rs 154 billion

ISLAMABD -UNS : The Central Development Working Party( CDWP) approved various significant projects to transmit electricity from the power plants to the national grid for transfer to upcountry load centres. Overall, the CDWP approved 18 projects of worth Rs154 billion, including seven project costing Rs …

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China goes big in Davos – and here’s why

By Kamal Ahmed The leader of the world’s largest Communist Party will take to the stage at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort arguing for globalisation and the wonders of free trade. At the same time as the US – the …

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Eight men own half the world’s wealth : Oxfam

DAVOS, Switzerland -UNS/AP) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by …

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Larger Asian tomato market Badin need attention

By Sawan Khaskheli BADIN: Tomato is considered one of the major cash crops in district Badin along with other district Sujawal and Thatta districts on the coast of Sindh. The coast is more suitable for tomato and more than 45000 hectares acres of standing crop …

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World Economic Forum: PM to attend meeting on Tuesday

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting at Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday. On the invitation of WEF’s Executive Chairman, Professor Klaus Schwab, the PM will attend the meeting on Jan. 17.It will continue till …

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Gemstone industry needs attention to exploit potential

ISLAMABAD -UNS /APP- The nature has bestowed Pakistan with a vast potential of mineral ores including a good range of precious and glittering gemstones and the government can open new vistas in this industry by giving proper incentives to investors. Different varieties of minerals like …

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