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Low Trade with Bhutan in lack of Treaty
04 Sep 2015

KATHMANDU, Sept 3 Lack of any bilateral treaty on trade between Nepal and Bhutan has directly affected trade. Private sectors of both the countries have taken initiative for treaty but bilateral trade has not increased with no effort at the government level. There was some initiative a few years back but the process has not moved forward now. Read Full


NU 2.8bn of total budget unused last year.
21 Aug 2015

NU 2.8bn of total budget unused last year. Read Full


KP demand for excise duty on crude production opposed
21 Aug 2015

ISLAMABAD: Amid fixing of borrowing limits on provincial governments at Rs112 billion per annum, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday opposed a demand from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to impose excise duty on local crude production, saying this will increase petroleum prices across the country. Read Full


NA body for banning cotton yarn imports from India
21 Aug 2015

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Textile Industry has recommended the government to fix the minimum intervention price of cotton on both lint and seed at Rs3,000 per 40kg for 2015-16 crop after evaluating the cost of production. Read Full


Dollar crosses Rs104
21 Aug 2015

KARACHI: The US currency crossed Rs104 in the open market on Wednesday, providing a premium of more than Rs2 per dollar to sellers dealing with the banks Read Full


Cold water corals find ‘ sign of oil, gas in Maldives’,
21 Aug 2015

Cold water corals find ‘ sign of oil, gas in Maldives’ Read Full


India's mobile services market to reach $21.4 billion in 2015: Gartner
21 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: Mobile connections in India will grow to 880 million in 2015 — an increase of five per cent from 837 million connections in 2014 — and spending on mobile services will grow four percent to reach $21.4 billion in 2015, information technology research and advisory company Gartner Inc. said on Wednesday. Read Full


India's mobile services market to reach $21.4 billion in 2015: Gartner
21 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: Mobile connections in India will grow to 880 million in 2015 — an increase of five per cent from 837 million connections in 2014 — and spending on mobile services will grow four percent to reach $21.4 billion in 2015, information technology research and advisory company Gartner Inc. said on Wednesday. Read Full


Modi to bet $1.5bn on palm oil plan as imports surge
21 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: India plans to spend $1.5 billion in the next three years to help farmers grow oil palm trees in an area the size of New Jersey, government sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushing to make the nation self-sufficient in edible oils this decade. Read Full


Onion hits two-year high of Rs 4,900 per quintal at Lasalgaon
21 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI: Wholesale onion prices on Thursday hit two year high of Rs 4,900 per quintal, after it shot up by Rs 400 at the country's largest bulb wholesale market in Lasalgaon, Nashik. Read Full


Nepse reaches all-time high
21 Aug 2015

KATHMANDU, Aug 19, The Nepal Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index rose by 31.99 points to cross the all-time high of 1175.38 reached on August 31, 2008, reaching 1191 on Wednesday. Share analysts gave mixed response to historic rise of the only share market in the country. Read Full


SAARC dev fund to invest in member state infrastructure projects
21 Aug 2015

Aug 20, 2015- South Asian Finance Ministers on Thursday agreed on allowing the Saarc Development Fund (SDF) to invest in infrastructure projects in a single country in an attempt to activate the infrastructure and economic windows under the SDF. Read Full


investment on department under risk due to delay in guidelines for repair
21 Aug 2015

KATHMANDU, Aug 19, Investment of billions is under risk with the government failing to bring guidelines about repair and maintenance and construction of apartment buildings destroyed due to the earthquake almost four months ago. Read Full


ACCI opens new branch in Kapisa
21 Aug 2015

MAHMODRAQI (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has opened its branch for the first time in central Kapisa province which would help resolve problems of businessmen there, an official said Tuesday Read Full


USAID Contributing $15 Million to Landmark Population Survey
21 Aug 2015

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it will contribute $15 million to the Afghan Government to support completion of a landmark household and population survey. Read Full


Trade mandates licence to import lubricants Trade mandates licence to import lubricants
21 Aug 2015

Import: To streamline import of automotive lubricants, the Department of Trade has made it mandatory to avail a separate licence for import of lubricants. According to trade officials, enterprises and automobile workshops have been importing and supplying various brands of lubricants without a valid trade license, which is not allowed. Read Full


Colombo stocks continue positive vibes after general election
21 Aug 2015

Colombo equities continued the positive vibes after the general election and the benchmark index tapped the 30 week high of 7,531.27 but closed with flat returns. All share index closed at 7,498.78, marginally up by 0.08 index points or (+0.0%) while S&P SL20 index gained 6.60 index points (+0.16%) to end at 4,164.31. Read Full


Serendib Flour Mills Silver sponsor of Pro-Food Pro-Pack Exhibition - See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/84175/serendib-flour-mills-silver-sponsor-of-pro-food-pro-pack-exhibition#sthash.Q4jdh1sm.dpuf
21 Aug 2015

Serendib Flour Mills recently extended its support to the Pro-Food Pro-Pack Exhibition as the Silver sponsor of the event for the second consecutive year. The exhibition was attended by many high-profile delegates including Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Industries Ministry Secretary S.S. Miyanawala. - See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/84175/serendib-flour-mills-silver-sponsor-of-pro-food-pro-pack-exhibition#sthash.Q4jdh1sm.dpuf Read Full


GSK implements trailblazing new remuneration model in Sri Lanka
21 Aug 2015

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals’ trailblazing new sales force remuneration programme that eliminates individual sales targets, has been successfully implemented in Sri Lanka following execution over the past 18 months in 150 countries in which the global pharmaceuticals giant operates Read Full


ECNEC approves six dev projects worth TK 3,961cr
21 Aug 2015

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved six development projects with an outlay of Taka 3,961 crore. Read Full


Cotton consumption to rise on higher demand
21 Aug 2015

Cotton consumption in Bangladesh is set to increase 2.73 percent year-on-year to 5.65 million bales in fiscal 2015-16 on the back of higher demand from garment manufacturers, a US agency said in a report last week. Read Full


Fruits, vegetables fail to enter EU markets
21 Aug 2015

Fruit and vegetable shipments from Bangladesh continue to be turned down at the port of entry to European markets due to non-compliance by exporters and poor monitoring by the related government agencies. Read Full


Licensing policy to remove bottlenecks for businesses.
18 Aug 2015

Licensing policy to remove bottlenecks for businesses. Read Full


Dungsam Polymers Limited profit drops significantly.
18 Aug 2015

Dungsam Polymers Limited profit drops significantly. Read Full


Government rebuts opposition’s accusation on imported books tax.
18 Aug 2015

Government rebuts opposition’s accusation on imported books tax. Read Full


Punakhas progress on track.
18 Aug 2015

Punakhas progress on track. Read Full


Radhis rice growers expect low yield this year.
18 Aug 2015

Radhis rice growers expect low yield this year. Read Full


Cotton prices rise on short supply
18 Aug 2015

KARACHI: Cotton prices moved higher on Saturday amid slow phutti (seed cotton) arrivals from Sindh, where a pause before next picking has resulted in short supply of lint. Read Full


Amnesty scheme for non-filers needs legal cover
18 Aug 2015

KARACHI: Tax experts have criticised the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for not giving legal cover to a scheme under which non-filers are being asked to file income tax returns without paying penalty. Read Full


Rupee report: Rupee trades in narrow band
18 Aug 2015

THE rupee traded in a narrow band against the dollar in both the interbank and open markets last week. Read Full


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