Friday, 26 May 2017

Business

Karzai invites Pakistani businessmen to invest in Afghanistan

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai points to a journalist as he addresses a press conference at The Presidential Palace in Kabul on March 28, 2009. The new US strategy to fight extremism and bring stability to Afghanistan is better than had been expected, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said, committing his government to the plan. US President Barack Obama announced the strategy following a major review more than seven years after Washington launched its "war on terror" with the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime.  AFP PHOTO/Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has invited Pakistani businessmen to explore the Afghan market, which offers tremendous opportunities to foreign investors. He said Afghanistan has the lowest taxes in the region and the Pakistani investors will get land free of cost. He was talking to a visiting business delegation led ...

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Polio to be eradicated in Pakistan by 2017, predicts Bill Gates

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Bill Gates said Wednesday that “with any luck” polio will be eradicated by 2017 in the last two countries where it remains active, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Microsoft founder, who has donated billions to fight global diseases, was speaking in Doha at the official announcement of a $50 million donation ...

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Tesco Says Crisis Over As Profits Return

Tesco boss Dave Lewis has said he led the business out of crisis after it swung to an annual pre-tax profit of £162m following a record loss of £6.33bn a year ago. Britain’s biggest supermarket hailed “significant progress” in its turnaround as it published annual results for the year to ...

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Pathankot to Pakistan: Three questions for Modi

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The Pathankot debacle has brought India’s Pak policy in sharper focus. The PM would do well to make haste slowly. The terrorist attack on the Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot in the first week of this year has shocked the country. Seven Indian security personnel including a Lt. Col lost ...

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Osborne warns of “dangerous cocktail” of threats for 2016

British Finance Minister George Osborne speaks at a joint news conference with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew following their participation in a United Nations Security Council meeting to approve a resolution to cut funding for Islamic State at U.N. headquarters in New York, December 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

Chancellor George Osborne warned on Thursday that the economy faced a “dangerous cocktail” of threats from abroad and he urged against complacency after two years of solid growth. Osborne, whom Prime Minister David Cameron has named as a possible successor, said in a new year’s message that Britain faced headwinds ...

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