Friday, October 18, 2019

Asia Business

China wants more talks before signing first phase of a trade deal with Trump

China is willing to hold talks at the end of October at the earliest to finalize the details of the first phase of a trade deal that US President Donald Trump has outlined before Chinese President Xi Jinping agrees...

Germany supports energy and health projects in Pakistan with 22.4 million euros

Pakistan and Germany have signed an agreement under the German-Pakistani Development Program, under which Berlin will provide 22.4 million euros in financial aid to support energy, health and economic development projects in Pakistan. The signing ceremony was held at the...

Apple closes retail stores in Hong Kong due to violent protests

Retail stores of Apple closed in Hong Kong early Monday as pro-democracy protests continued throughout the city, local media reported. The report said that the early closures of retail stores took place after the protests in Hong Kong turned violent....

India: We have not imposed ban on circulation of encoded currencies

Indian government has revealed that despite the restrictions by the Reserve Bank of India, the country has not imposed  ban on circulation of encrypted currencies so far. "At present, there is no separate law to deal with coded currencies issue,...

Pakistan tops in discount rate among Asian countries

State Bank of Pakistan SBP in its meeting on Tuesday raised the discount rate by 100 bps to 13.25 percent with effect from 17th July 2019. The decision takes into account upside inflationary pressures from exchange rate depreciation since the...

Iranian oil minister optimistic about improving Tehran’s oil exports

Iran's oil minister, Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, was quoted as saying on Sunday that he was "very optimistic" about an improvement in his country's crude oil exports despite US sanctions on Iran's main source of income, "I am very optimistic about...

US Congress seeks to prevent production of digital currency in Iran

Assistant minister of Industry, Trade and Minerals of Iran Saeid Zandi said that the US Congress, seeks to prevent the production of digital currency "Petkwin" in Iran. "This digital currency is a tool to avoid the financial embargo on individuals...

Chinese home appliance giant “Orvibo” leaks the data of one million users

Orvibo Chinese smart home appliances company displayed the data of its users including their passwords, e-mails and other sensitive information have raised the concerns worldwide. According to Daily Mail, a group of researchers revealed the leak of Orvibo's customer database,...

China unveils air-speed train over 600 km per hour

China is currently seeking to build a "magnetic" train that can travel more than 600 kilometers an hour, making it a match for airspeed, Russian news network reported. The train is based on magnetic propulsion, which eliminates friction problems and...

Pakistan will receive first tranche of $ 3 billion from Qatar next week

Qatar said on Saturday that the first installment from $ 3 billion as agreed by Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani to invest in Pakistan in various projects will be deposited in the next week. Well informed...

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Johnson: We have a great new deal that puts us in control

Boris Johnson said on twitter: "We have a great new deal that puts us in control, now Parliament should...

Trump will host G7 2020 summit at his Doral golf resort in Florida

US President Donald Trump will host G7 economic summit next year at one of his real estate properties, the Trump National Doral Golf Resort...

Italy plans to impose 3 percent tax on tech giants from 2020

Italy has decided to impose a new tax on digital companies, including US technology giants, as part of the 2020 budget project, a move...

Demonstrations in Catalonia entered third day in a row

Demonstrations I in Catalonia entered their third day in a row, reaffirming their demands for independence from Spain, leading to clashes with police. In Barcelona,...

Kurdish militia and their allies suspended combat missions against IS

Kurdish militia and their allies have completely suspended their combat missions against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist militia. "We have frozen all our activities against...