Pakistan and Japan on Tuesday, March 1 signed bilateral grant-aid agreements for two projects aimed at supporting the energy and education sectors worth US$17.5 million to strengthen training facilities for power grid operations and to build around 25 girls' schools in rural Sindh, Pakistan.
Pakistan's car market has been dominated by Japanese automakers for decades, but a mini-economic revival looks set to attract new players from Europe and Korea into the mix.
Fruity sweets and packets of chicken soup that fall foul of halal laws are disappearing from Pakistan's shop counters as the country looks to clean up its Islamic food credentials to boost exports to rich Gulf states.
For Shayaan Tahir, it all began when an order he placed on Amazon for a new iPod was rejected because the online giant would not deliver electronics to Pakistan.
Pakistan has sold US$1 billion in Islamic bonds to raise its foreign exchange reserves in line with International Monetary Fund (IMF) demands.
The Turkish economy slowed sharply to 2.1 percent growth in the second quarter, partly because of rate rises to defend the lira, official data showed on Wednesday.