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Siemens, Chinese Company Harbin to build 900MW Power Plant in Pakistan  

Siemens, Chinese Company Harbin to build 900MW Power Plant in Pakistan  

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: K-Electric, a power utility that produces and supplies electricity to Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan and capital of Sindh province, has awarded the contracts to global technology powerhouse Siemens AG and Chinese construction contractor Harbin Electric for a 900MW Combined Cycle Power Plant and associated grids at Bin […]

South Korea could hold talks with Japan next month on trade row

South Korea could hold talks with Japan next month on trade row

Seoul: South Korea and Japan could sit down for a second round of talks next month in a move to work out their differences over Tokyo’s export restrictions, a top official has said. Sung Yun-mo, minister of trade, industry and energy, made the comments in a recent brief comment to Yonhap News Agency. Sung did […]

Beijing Diary: China’s cashless transactions impressive

Beijing Diary: China’s cashless transactions impressive

By Amirul Mohd Sajadi Bernama reporter Amirul Mohd Sajadi is currently participating in a 10-month programme in Beijing organised by the China International Press Communications Centre. Beijing: Since my arrival in the Chinese capital in February, I have hardly ever carried cash in my wallet. Sometimes I even forget to take my wallet with me […]

Train trip to promote next month’s South Korea-ASEAN summit ends

Train trip to promote next month’s South Korea-ASEAN summit ends

Seoul: A three-day train journey program aimed at promoting next month’s special summit between South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ended Friday, with participants hoping the summit’s success will further cement bilateral ties. The ASEAN-Korea Center, an intergovernmental body for cooperation between South Korea and the regional bloc, organized the event […]

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 […]

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