Dmitry Zhdannikov Last October, at the height of a political crisis in Iraq's Kurdistan region, a letter arrived at the Iraqi oil ministry in Baghdad from Igor Sechin, head of Kremlin oil major Rosneft (ROSN.MM). The Baghdad government was showing a "lack of constructive position and interest" about Rosneft's offer to...
Ismat Sabir According to a report,rice export earns $2 billion per year foreign exchange and has been the second largest export item. The commerce ministry has prepared a proposal to include rice in the list of sectors under special incentives to promoteexport.The country is net exporter of rice and produces 60...
Maggie Fick She was christened Samantha, but her delighted Kenyan parents quickly nicknamed their tiny daughter "Pendo," which in KiSwahili means "Love." Six months later, in August 2017, Pendo was lying in her mother's arms at their one-room home in the western city of Kisumu when Kenyan police burst in. The...
Imran Zakir Zubair Tufail was elected as President of FPCCI in the Year 2017 and wasalso elected Chairman of Pakistan Chemicals Manufacturers Association. In the industry since 1972, he is also the Chairman of Tufail Chemical Industries Limited and Tufail Group of Companies. He has brilliant command on complex trade...
How courts help companies keep sexual misconduct under cover Dan Levine, Benjamin Lesser & Renee Dudley Cristina Chen-Oster, a senior salesperson in Goldman Sachs's convertible bonds department, was a few years out of MIT when a male colleague pinned her against a wall, kissed her, groped her and tried to engage...
BEIJING: The National People's Congress (NPC) meeting kicked off here Monday. For the next two weeks, more than 2,100 national political advisors and about 3,000 legislators will move on to pass major bills, approve the budget and endorse personnel nominations. As top social and independent think tank in China,...
Ismat Sabir Middlemen get lion's share of tomato profit. Whenever tomato crop is bumper in Sindh, the price of tomatoes fall as low as Rs2 per kg, otherwise in big cities the same item is sold at an exorbitant rate of Rs60 to Rs120 or even sometimes Rs2oo per kg....
Ismat Sabir Energy is the lifeline of any country. Pakistan is facing chronic and severe energy crisis which has badly affected the industry and economy. The reasons for acute energy crisis in Pakistan are growing energy demand due to population growth, imbalance energy mix, and non utilization of indigenous resources,...
Jemima Kelly & Anna Irrera As bitcoin raced to another record high on Tuesday, one of the biggest providers of digital currency wallets, Coinbase, went down under the weight of traffic, leaving many of its more than 10 million customers unable to access their funds. At the same time, Bitfinex, the...
Meet the force behind Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' president Ed Cropley His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll. On Dec. 15 his 10-vehicle convoy,...
Ismat Sabir Recently the government has increased POL prices, commenting on it the Karachi-based Traders' Alliance demanded reversal of POL prices hike. The traders' alliance totally rejected petroleum price hike, said that the exorbitant raise would bring the storm of inflation in the country. Actually it is like dropping a...