Monthly Archives: April 2013

Pakistan hands management of strategic Gwadar port to China

Captain Haleem Siddiqui, Chairman Marine Group of Companies, former minister for water and power has described the presence of China at Gwadar Port as a blessing for Pakistan economy. So far Gwadar Port is far away from economic hub of … Continue reading

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A Growing Textile Economy in Bangladesh

South Asia, one of the world’s most populous areas, has several advantages in the manufacture of textiles and textile products. The production of cotton, an abundant labour force, the availability of water, proximity to emerging markets, and the availability of … Continue reading

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Chinese roll out red carpet for France’s President

When France’s President arrives in Beijing on Thursday the Chinese government will roll out the red carpet, in striking contrast to the open aversion it has shown towards Britain for the past year. François Hollande will meet newly installed Chinese … Continue reading

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South Korea growth at two-year high

South Korea’s economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in the first three months of the year, central bank figures showed but the data suggested the pick up remained fragile. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 0.9 … Continue reading

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China manufacturing activity growth slows in April

Growth in China’s manufacturing sector slowed in April, a survey by HSBC has indicated, adding to concerns about the country’s economic recovery. The preliminary reading of HSBC’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 50.5, from 51.6 in March. A reading … Continue reading

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India Rubber Board expands rubber cultivation

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has urged the Rubber Board of India (RBI) to tie up with the Government to take up joint ventures by extending financial support, technical know-how, training and marketing backup etc. to help achieve the state government’s employment target. The chief … Continue reading

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Big Biotech growth outpacing Big Pharma

As healthcare shifts to a new value-based focus, Big Biotech companies are showing that they are better positioned than their pharmaceutical industry counterparts to meet changing demands. Big Biotech has outpaced Big Pharma in terms of growth of sales, income, … Continue reading

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