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Mahathir advises urban poor to engage in business

Mahathir advises urban poor to engage in business

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has advised the urban poor to engage in a business, however small it may be, to generate a better income for a better life. These urban poor, classified under the B40 group or the bottom 40 per cent of households in terms of income, can then improve their […]

Heavy taxes, inflation dip car sales in Pakistan   

Heavy taxes, inflation dip car sales in Pakistan   

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: The passenger cars’ sale in Pakistan plunged by 36 per cent in September, the sixth consecutive month of decline as the escalating value of dollar and interest rate, and import tariff have hit the slumping industry, according to the data released by manufacturers’ association. Sales fell to 10,923 vehicles […]

Gangneung, Korea’s bustling ‘coffee capital’ with refreshing sea aroma

Gangneung, Korea’s bustling ‘coffee capital’ with refreshing sea aroma

Gangneung: Neil Vasdev, a University of Toronto professor, took an unforgettable seaside coffee break on a visit here for an international conference last week. He had a tasty cup of joe at a cafe overlooking the East Sea, together with his wife and some other forum attendees. “This coffee street is impressive, not like other […]

Taking Singapore-ROK strategic partnership to higher levels

Taking Singapore-ROK strategic partnership to higher levels

By Ivan Lim AJA Former President Singapore: Singapore is seen as a bridge straddling troubled international waters that will pave the way for South Korea’s New Southern Policy (NSP) of boosting ties with the 10-member- states of Asean (Association of South-east Asian Nations). The NSP is designed to advance President Moon Jae-in’s dream of an […]

Nepal waits to seal Kerung-Kathmandu railway deal during Chinese President’s visit

Nepal waits to seal Kerung-Kathmandu railway deal during Chinese President’s visit

By Kuber Chalise Contributor to AsiaN from Nepal Kathmandu: Nepal is waiting to sign an ambitious Kerung-Kathmandu cross-border railway agreement during the visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 9 confirmed the Chinese President’s arrival in Kathmandu on a two-day state visit accepting the friendly invitation of President […]

Malaysia: Shortage of social workers among challenges in addressing issues

Malaysia: Shortage of social workers among challenges in addressing issues

Kuala Lumpur: Shortage of social workers is one of the factors contributing to inefficient management of efforts to address social problems in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said. She said one of the reasons was the current shortage of staff at the Social Welfare Department (JKM). Citing a study by […]

Pakistan President promulgates ordinance to establish China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority

Pakistan President promulgates ordinance to establish China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: President Arif Alvi has promulgated an ordinance to provide for the establishment of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority. The ordinance, signed by the President was promulgated on Monday, when the Prime Minister Imran Khan embarked on a two-day visit to China to hold important talks with […]

China has no military designs in Pakistan: Ambassador Yu Jing

China has no military designs in Pakistan: Ambassador Yu Jing

    By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yu Jing has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was the essence of bilateral long-term relations between the two countries, which would help Pakistan develop critical infrastructure and was not a means “to colonize the country.” Strongly rejecting propaganda, the ambassador said that […]

Unhappy with economic policies, Pakistani businessmen meet Army Chief

Unhappy with economic policies, Pakistani businessmen meet Army Chief

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Top business leaders of the country called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday night to convey their serious concerns about Pakistan’s stagnating economy. An Urdu language private satellite channel ‘Geo TV’ reported Thursday quoting its sources that the businessmen met General Bajwa at […]

Saudi investors eye partnership opportunities with Namangan

Saudi investors eye partnership opportunities with Namangan

By Dilmurod Jumaboyev, Editor-in chief of Vodiymedia.uz, Uzbekistan Namangan: Saudi Arabia International Business Forum started in Namangan region of Uzbekistan, bringing together the delegation of Saudi business circles led by Bader Almufgai from Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority and local authority and entrepreneurs. The representatives of Saudi Arabian Ministries of Finance, Commerce and investment and […]

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