Economy
Canberra: Australia's trade minister has said China should explain why it appears to have singled out Australia with a range of import restrictions that have disrupted trade flows and undermined trust in the economic ties. more
France's Danone to cut up to 2,000 jobs worldwide as pandemic damage control

Moscow/Sputnik: Paris-based multinational food company Danone is set to slash about 2,000 jobs both at its headquarters in the French capital and abroad as part of its recovery strategy f ...

EU financial support for Pakistan between 2014 and 2019 amounts to more than EUR 4 billion

Geneva: According to the EU Aid Explorer website, EU financial support (from the institutions and the Member States, including the UK) for Pakistan between 2014 and 2019 amounted to more ...

EL AL Israel Airlines and Etihad Airways announce to deepen ties after signing MoU

Abu Dhabi/Tel Aviv: EL AL Israel Airlines, the national airline of Israel, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, are set to explore deeper cooperation foll ...

China to reduce tariffs, open up economy, Xi says at APEC forum

Beijing: China will reduce tariffs and open up its economy to expand imports of high-quality goods and services from all countries, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday.

Geospatial data providing timely evidence for Covid-19 mitigation in Asia-Pacific

Bangkok: As the Covid-19 pandemic progresses around the world, governments are relying on geospatial information, digital solutions and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven risk analytics ...

CPEC project: Pakistan to seek USD 2.7 billion loan from all-weather friend China

Islamabad:  Pakistan on Friday decided to seek $2.7 billion in loan from China for the construction of package-I of the Mainline-1 project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), ...

Almost half of Pakistani people blames Imran Khan govt for inflation: Survey

Islamabad: A recent survey has shown that  49% of Pakistanis believe that the PM Imran Khan-led government is responsible for inflation in the country. 

Donald Trump signs order which bans Americans from investing in companies that support Chinese military

Washignton:  US President Donald J. Trump on Thursday signed an Executive Order to protect and restrain American investors from funding Communist Chinese military companies, includin ...

Japan pledges $200mln in coronavirus aid to ASEAN - Reports

Tokyo/Sputnik: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday promised to supply the coronavirus-hit Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with medical aid in excess of $200 ...