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  • ISLAMABAD, April 27- Pakistan's financial regulator is escalating investigations against stockbrokers in a campaign to curb insider trading and illegal leveraging in the stock market, its executive director said in an interview. Pakistan's benchmark stocks index was one of the world's best performing last year and has returned more than 900 percent since...

  • ISLAMABAD, April 27- Pakistan's financial regulator is escalating investigations against stockbrokers in a campaign to curb insider trading and illegal leveraging in the stock market, its executive director said in an interview. Pakistan's benchmark stocks index was one of the world's best performing last year and has returned more than 900 percent since...

  • A Chinese worker stands near trucks carrying goods during the opening of a trade project in Gwadar port, some 700 kms west of the Pakistani city of Karachi on November 13, 2016.

    Chinese loans to Pakistan demonstrate the perilous fragility of Pakistan’s stocks of foreign currency, Financial Times reports.

  • Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif.

    The Supreme Court of Pakistan has finally delivered a ruling over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's exposure to the Panama Papers revelations.

  • BEIJING, April 18- China will gather its friends and allies together for its biggest diplomatic event of the year in May, a summit on its New Silk Road plan, with most Asian leaders due to attend but only one from a G7 nation, the Italian prime minister. President Xi Jinping has championed what China formally calls the "One Belt, One Road" or OBOR, initiative to build a new...

  • Xi has championed what China formally calls the "One Belt, One Road" or OBOR initiative to build a new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa and Europe, a landmark programme to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure projects including railways, ports and power grids. China has dedicated $40 billion to a Silk Road Fund and the idea was the driving force behind the...

  • *Swiss watch shipments down 10 pct in 2016. ZURICH, April 12- A diamond-studded Rolex at 40 percent off the $34,000 retail price or an Omega Speedmaster Moonphase for less than $10,000? It means slow death for luxury goods, " Jean-Claude Biver, head of LVMH's watch division, told Reuters at last month's Baselworld watch fair, describing the grey market as the"...

  • *Swiss watch shipments down 10 pct in 2016. ZURICH, April 12- A diamond-studded Rolex at 40 percent off the $34,000 retail price or an Omega Speedmaster Moonphase for less than $10,000? It means slow death for luxury goods, " Jean-Claude Biver, head of LVMH's watch division, told Reuters at last month's Baselworld watch fair, describing the grey market as the"...

  • *Swiss watch shipments down 10 pct in 2016. ZURICH, April 12- A diamond-studded Rolex at 40 percent off the $34,000 retail price or an Omega Speedmaster Moonphase for less than $10,000? It means slow death for luxury goods, " Jean-Claude Biver, head of LVMH's watch division, told Reuters at last month's Baselworld watch fair, describing the grey market as the"...

  • *Pakistani businesses raise concerns over China's " Silk Road". *Pakistan says will not allow local industry to die out. KARACHI/ LAHORE, Pakistan, March 30- Kamal Amjad Mian thought China's decision to invest $36 billion in the Pakistani power sector would benefit his electricity cable business, and, anticipating increased demand, his family spent nearly $30...

  • LONDON, March 21- Singapore topped the Economist Intelligence Unit's twice-yearly list of the world's most expensive cities. Here is the ranking for the most expensive and cheapest cities:. (Reporting by Jeremy Gaunt, editing by Pritha Sarkar).

  • LONDON, March 21- Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities-- Tokyo and Osaka-- returning to the top 10 thanks to the strengthening of the yen. Almaty in Kazakhstan was the least expensive, followed by Lagos in recession-hit Nigeria. Europe was represented in the top 10 by four cities-- Zurich at three,...

  • LONDON, March 21- Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities-- Tokyo and Osaka-- returning to the top 10 thanks to the strengthening of the yen. Almaty in Kazakhstan was the least expensive, followed by Lagos in recession-hit Nigeria. Europe was represented in the top 10 by four cities-- Zurich at three,...

  • LONDON, March 21- Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities-- Tokyo and Osaka-- returning to the top 10 thanks to the strengthening of the yen. Almaty in Kazakhstan was the least expensive, followed by Lagos in recession-hit Nigeria. Europe was represented in the top 10 by four cities-- Zurich at three,...

  • LONDON, March 21- Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities-- Tokyo and Osaka-- returning to the top 10 thanks to the strengthening of the yen. Almaty in Kazakhstan was the least expensive, followed by Lagos in recession-hit Nigeria. Europe was represented in the top 10 by four cities-- Zurich at three,...

  • Protesters march from central to the U.S. Consulate General to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration ban on February 5, 2017 in Hong Kong.

    Although the U.S. might seem a distant country, those the Hong Kong community are also affected by the travel ban, the SCMP reports.

  • Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Russias President Vladimir Putin (L-R in the middle) attend a concert marking Defender of the Fatherland Day at Moscow's Kremlin, February 23, 2017.

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  • The windfall came after 12 years of waiting patiently for the Gwadar port to emerge as the centrepiece of China's ambitious plans for a trade and energy corridor stretching from the Persian Gulf, across Pakistan, into western Xinjiang. "We had anticipated the Chinese would need a route to the Arabian Sea," Rafi Group Chief Executive Shehriar Rafi told Reuters.

  • Pakistani soldiers patrol at the site of a court complex after multiple Taliban suicide bombings in the Tangi area of Charsadda district on February 21, 2017.

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  • Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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