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China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal
Washington - The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp up business links with the...
Iran asks China to keep buying its oil after U.S. sanctions
Tehran - A senior Iranian oil official asked Chinese state oil buyers this week to continue their oil import levels of Iran’s crude after the U.S. sanctions on Tehran return...
Iran, Russia, China, EU will work to salvage nuclear deal
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has backed efforts to salvage the deal since the United States announced its withdrawal. Following meetings with top European Union representatives, as well as officials...
China to welcome Afghanistan into CPEC’s fold
Islamabad - China will welcome Afghanistan to become part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the economic corridor will help bring about peace in Afghanistan, said the Chinese ambassador...
Afghanistan welcomes joint development ventures by India, China
New Delhi - Afghanistan today said it welcomed joint development ventures by India and China in the country which were announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi...
China market opens up for Afghan carpets
Kabul - Afghan carpet exporters on Sunday said that traders signed a number of contracts with Chinese businesses after attending the Domotex carpet and rugs expo in Shanghai in China...
EEU and China sign agreement on trade and economic cooperation
Beijing - The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and China on May 17 signed an agreement on trade and economic cooperation, the first major systematic arrangement ever reached between the two...
China strongly dissatisfied with EU trade practice
Beijing - China's commerce ministry said Thursday that the country is "strongly dissatisfied" with the European Union's use of a "surrogate country" approach in probes against Chinese products. In anti-dumping...
EU puts spoke in wheel of cheap Chinese e-bike imports
Chinese electric bicycles will have to be registered in the EU in a move by the bloc to curb cheap imports which European manufacturers say are flooding the market. The...
China launches first India-dedicated investment fund
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, a top state-run Chinese bank has launched China's first India-dedicated publicly offered investment fund, urging the Chinese to invest heavily stating that the...
India-China cooperation on economic projects will reduce trust deficit between them
Mumbai - Afghanistan seems to have emerged as a platform providing new possibilities of India-China cooperation. An agreement reached at Wuhan in China during the recently held ‘informal summit’ between...
BCIM offers pathway for broader China-India energy cooperation
New Delhi - China's natural gas supply can't meet its soaring demand, especially since the government wants to use more of the fuel to cut pollution. There's a similar situation...
China has decided Russia is too risky an investment
Moscow - On May 4, the planned investment by the Chinese company CEFC China Energy into Russian state oil giant Rosneft fell apart, eight months after it was first announced....
Iran, Russia, China, EU will work to salvage nuclear deal
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has backed efforts to salvage the deal since the United States announced its withdrawal. Following meetings with top European Union representatives, as well as officials...
China-Russia trade may exceed $100bln due to Russian economy’s recovery
Moscow - Trade between China and Russia might exceed $100 billion in 2018 due to the consistent recovery of the Russian economy and growing market demand, Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman...
Gulf-based Indian businessmen honoured by Forbes
New Delhi - Indians are leading some of the top companies in the Gulf and making billions. A recent acknowledgement of this comes with the honouring of 100 Indian origin...
Germany extends support to India for EU-India free trade agreement
New Delhi - Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit this month for the biannual inter-governmental consultancies, Germany on Tuesday made a strong pitch for resuming negotiations for an EU-India...
EU launches new Schengen visa system for Indians
London - The European Union today launched a Visa Information System (VIS) for Indians and other non-EU citizens applying for a Schengen visa that will help prevent fraud, official sources...
Afghanistan welcomes joint development ventures by India, China
New Delhi - Afghanistan today said it welcomed joint development ventures by India and China in the country which were announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi...
India to give Afghanistan improved weapon systems for counter-insurgency ops
Kabul - In a major push to spread its influence in the neighborhood, India has decided to supply weapons and equipment to friendly foreign countries, including Afghanistan. And, for the...
India to provide four Mi-35 choppers to Afghanistan
Mumbai - India has decided to supply four Mi-35 attack helicopters to Afghanistan over the next four months to help the war-ravaged nation intensify its anti-terror operations against the Pakistan-backed...
India prepares to hit the reset button on trading ties with Iran
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran will not only hit the dynamics of the global oil trade, it will also force India to relook...
India eyes preferential trade deal with Iran
Tehran - Keeping its promise to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his visit in February, the Indian government has started examining the feasibility of a preferential trade agreement with the...
Pakistani gwadar port, a double-edged sword for Iran
Karachi - Gwadar Port of Pakistan as the key factor and heart of CPEC could be assumed as a serious competitor against the Iranian Chabahar Port or a chance for...
Orange line metro train has historic value in Pak-China friendship: Shahbaz
Lahore - A high level delegation of NORINCO Group of China led by its President Mr. Gang Wen called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore on Sunday....
Pakistan expecting $2 billion from China
Lahore - In the wake of rising current account deficit that swelled to $14.035 billion in the first 10 months and resulting into slashing down of foreign currency reserves with...
China has invested $248m in Gwadar port in first phase
Gwadar - The Gwadar Port, one of the mega projects being completed by Chinese companies in Pakistan within the framework of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, is proceeding well. China...
Ayaz lauds EU for strengthen Pakistan’s democratic process
Islamabad - Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Monday, appreciated European Union’s (EU) support for the strengthening of democratic process and institutions in Pakistan, saying that political leadership of Pakistan...
Pakistan urged to focus on EU, not just China
Brussels - Pakistan, while focusing on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), should also look beyond in the European Union (EU), amid the scenario evolving in the aftermath of Brexit, which...
Pakistan set to increase trade with EU as top businessmen meet
Brussels - Pakistan Embassy in Belgium organised its first ever conference on ‘Pakistan- Belgium Business and Investment Opportunities’ in collaboration with Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) to improve...
Pakistan Army seeks better ties with India, its participation in CPEC, says report
New Delhi - The Pakistani military leadership led by Army chief general Qamar Javed Bajwa is reaching out to India because it has realised that the way to peace and...
Normalcy can help boost Indo-Pak trade volume to $30bn: Bisaria
New Delhi - Despite many issues and hindrances, bilateral trade between India and Pakistan reached $2.2 billion in 2016-17, though there is a potential to go up to $30bn per...
Undersea Iran-India gas pipeline, avoiding Pakistan, can bring cheaper LNG to India, says study
New Delhi - A 1,300-km undersea pipeline from Iran, avoiding Pakistani waters, can bring natural gas from the Persian Gulf to India at rates less than the price of Liquefied...
Iran signs FTA with Eurasian economic union in move that is healthy for Iran, Russia and non-EAEU member Pakistan
Tehran - Iran has just signed an agreement to enter a three year provisional free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). According to EAEU official Tigran Sargsyan, “The...
Iran tenders to buy 20,000 tonnes rice from Pakistan
Tehran - Iran’s state grains buyer GTC has issued an international tender to buy 20,000 tonnes of rice to be sourced from Pakistan, said European traders. The tender closes on...
Pakistan invites Iran to hold talks on IP gas line
Tehran - Pakistan has extended an invitation to Iran for holding crucial talks on the most import project of the IP gas pipeline that was earlier unilaterally shelved by the...
Iran signs FTA with Eurasian economic union in move that is healthy for Iran, Russia and non-EAEU member Pakistan
Tehran - Iran has just signed an agreement to enter a three year provisional free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). According to EAEU official Tigran Sargsyan, “The...
High powered Russian team to visit Pakistan for investment
Moscow - In the aftermath of shrinking interest of USA in Pakistan, a high powered Russian delegation will be visiting Islamabad to explore options for increasing investments in banking and...
More cooperation between Pakistan, Russia urged to boost trade
Lahore - Chairperson, Sindh Board of Investment Naheed Memon on Tuesday emphasized the need for increasing economic and regional cooperation between Pakistan and Russia including boost to bilateral trade as...

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