Monday, February 24, 2020

Adil Ghaffar

Flood alert in China after 8 died and eight missing in Hubei province

A flood alert announced after Eight people dead and nearly eight missing in heavy rains in Hubei, a landlocked province in Central China on Tuesday early hours, the Chinese authorities announced red alert. Heavy rain hit Yunyang District in Xi'an...

Images: Dragon ATV from SpaceX to NASA

Some images carry a spacecraft ride from SpaceX since a Falcon 9 rocket was reused until it reached the International Space Station to deliver 5,000 pounds of NASA payload for astronauts to the station. According to the US Space, NASA's...

7 magnitude earthquake hits North Sumatra

A 7-magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sumatra, Indonesia on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Indonesia's geophysical agency issued a tsunami threat following the quake, with the USGS claiming it occurred at a depth of 59 kilometers,...

Killing of Hamza bin Laden ends the hope of inheriting Al Qaeda leadership

The killing of Hamza bin Laden has dealt a symbolic blow to Al-Qaeda, but it could have little practical impact on the militant jihadist network, the London-based newspaper Daily Telegraph reported. The death of Osama bin Laden's favorite son ends...

Number of small explosions shook Bangkok

Several small explosions were reported in the Thai capital Bangkok, at least in three locations on Friday. There were two explosions during the morning commute at the BTS Chong Nonsi station, one in Phra Ram 9 road and one at...

US Congress adopts new budget package

The US Congress has passed a budget package for the next two years, averting the risk of a possible government deadlock beyond the 2020 presidential election. After the House of Representatives voted on Thursday, a majority in the Senate...

Trump: As usual Powell has “failed” us on interest rates

US President Donald Trump said that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell "failed" to cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point Wednesday evening, arguing that the market wanted a signal for the launch of "a lengthy and aggressive rate...

Asset Declaration Ordinance 2019, a critical analysis

Government of Pakistan (GOP) in its effort to bring in Documentation of Economy and to broaden the tax net has once again floated a new tax amnesty scheme 2019. In order to gain maximum, let us evaluate this scheme critically. ...

Manipulation at PSX should not go un-noticed

Pakistan's history is full of instances when powerful lobby manipulated stock market for their personal gains. In April 2019 once again rules were manipulated in such a manner that yet again small investors were duped to deprive and incurred...

FATF regulations expensive to enforce and unfair to poor countries

It's high time that Government of Pakistan should set it's priority and choose between Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Documentation of Economy (DOE). The Financial Action Task Force is an inter-governmental body established 1989 by the Ministers of its Member...

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