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Pakistan’s economic sector had comfortably stabilised: Hafeez Shaikh


November 11, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minster’s adviser on finance and revenue, Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, said Monday  Pakistan’s economic sector had comfortably stabilised now — something that international institutions, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, have also endorsed. “Last week, the IMF had praised Pakistan government’s efforts of introducing reforms in economic sector and said that it had …

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Alibaba’s Singles’ Day shopping blitz crosses $30 billion mark


November 11, 2019

HANGZHOU: Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding said on Monday that sales for its annual Singles’ Day shopping blitz crossed the $30 billion mark at 4:31 pm (0831 GMT), putting the event on track to set a record in its 11th year. The figure is equivalent to over 80 percent of US rival Amazon online store sales in the latest quarter …

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Trump to meet with vaping industry on vaping, e-cigarettes


November 11, 2019

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Monday he will be meeting with vaping industry officials as well as medical and political officials to discuss vaping and e-cigarettes. “Will be meeting with representatives of the Vaping industry, together with medical professionals and individual state representatives, to come up with an acceptable solution to the Vaping and E-cigarette dilemma. Children’s health …

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Apple co-founder joins Apple Card debate on gender discrimination


November 11, 2019

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined in the online debate over accusations of gender discrimination by the algorithm behind the iPhone maker’s credit card, fuelling scrutiny of the newly launched Apple Card. The criticism started on Thursday, after entrepreneur David Heinemeier Hansson railed against the Apple Card in a series of Twitter posts, saying it gave him 20 times the credit …

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Swvl aims for Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh after taking over Pakistan


November 11, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Swvl, an Egyptian startup with an app to book bus tickets, plans to launch operations in the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh by the end of next year, a senior official said. The startup, which operates buses along fixed routes and allows customers to reserve and pay for them using its app, began operations in Egypt in 2017. Swvl has …

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Embrace winter season with this delicious chicken corn soup recipe


November 11, 2019

As the mercury dips, the demand for chicken corn soup soars because it serves as the ultimate dish for sweater weather. With the start of winter, chicken corn soups vendors can be seen taking over the markets. But what speaks better comfort than homemade chicken corn soup? Follow this super easy recipe to make a thick, warm soup in 15 …

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Outgoing GOP Rep. Will Hurd urges Texas suburban Republicans to craft message independent of Trump


November 11, 2019

President Donald Trump might have short coattails. That’s the concern of Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, who worries that the national climate will cost Texas Republicans in 2020. He offers the local GOP this advice: Create your own message, and develop a brand independent of Trump. He pointed to success that some Texas Democrats had in the 2018 midterm elections …

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After push from Energy Secretary Rick Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine


November 11, 2019

KYIV, Ukraine — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president. Perry’s efforts to influence Ukraine’s energy policy came earlier this year, just as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s new government was …

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