Thursday, June 5, 2014
Pakistan on Tuesday announced an 11 percent increase in its military budget as it grapples with an ongoing Taliban insurgency, and forecast economic growth of 5.1 percent in the next financial year.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Egypt's stock market witnessed a sharp plunge Sunday that forced a temporary suspension of trading after reports of a newly proposed government tax on capital gains that experts said was hardly explained to investors.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Pakistani mango growers are hoping to take a slice out of rival India's export market thanks to tough new European regulations.
Monday, April 21, 2014
For years Pakistanis have sweated and cursed through summer power cuts, but now the government plans to harness the sun's ferocious heat to help tackle the country's chronic energy crisis.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The United Arab Emirates finance minister said Sunday that officials are finalizing a new law to boost entrepreneurship with broad incentives, part of a wider push to create jobs for a burgeoning young population.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Gas-rich Qatar, pushing ahead with a massive infrastructure drive in preparation for hosting the 2022 soccer World Cup, unveiled a record budget Sunday of almost US$62 billion.
Monday, March 31, 2014
In a cloud of dust and diesel fumes, a souped-up 4x4 roars through the silence of Pakistan's Cholistan desert, cheered on by tens of thousands of spectators.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Growing up in a traditional society, Abeer Abu Ghaith was often told a woman's future is in her husband's kitchen. Quietly, the 29-year-old proved everyone wrong.
Friday, February 7, 2014
The Bank of England voted Thursday to keep its main interest rate at a record-low level of 0.50 percent, where it has now stood for nearly five years.
Friday, January 31, 2014
The governor of Pakistan's central bank has resigned, finance ministry officials said Friday, on the eve of an International Monetary Fund review into a $6.7 billion bailout loan.