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Bahrain approves third booster shot of Sputnik v Bahrain and fellow Gulf state the United Arab Emirates have already approved third booster shots using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Bahraini authorities have authorised the use of a booster dose of the Sputnik …

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Pakistan, Afghanistan to trade in PKR Pakistan may trade with Afghanistan in rupee, a move that can ease the country’s burgeoning current account deficit. Minister of Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin told the Senate Standing Committee on Finance that trade …

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Ports & Shipping

Shipping News

Scrubbers for the future Almost as long as scrubber technology has been commercially available for shipping, questions have been raised about the potential longevity of the technology. The potential for extending the scope of scrubber technology beyond reducing SOx emissions …

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Technology

Technology News

Apple delays plan to scan iPhones for child abuse: Apple has delayed plans to roll out detection technology which would have scanned US users’ iPhones in search of child sexual abuse material. It follows widespread criticism from privacy groups and …

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Commodity

Commodity News

Iron ore price rises as China’s imports hit record The Iron ore price rebounded on Tuesday from a seven-month low after data showed China’s imports in August picked up for the first time in five months, rising 10.1 percent over …

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Gulf In Focus

Gulf News

Qatar hurdles Covid-19 economic woes Gulf: Despite the impact of Covid-19 on world economies, Qatar has managed to withstand the “most severe” pandemic-related economic challenges, according to Oxford Business Group (OBG) in its latest report. “Thanks to pre-existing macroeconomic strengths, …

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Pakistan In Focus

Pakistan News

Government to construct information highways “Pakistan is making great progress with the use of emerging technologies,” the president said and noted that the country had left behind during the fourth industrial revolution. Amid the fourth information technology revolution, the communication …

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Ports & Shipping

Shipping News

Shipping moving towards zero-emission period More needs to be done, in order for shipping to transition to the zero-carbon era. In a recent weekly report, shipbroker said that “energy is at the core of the global climate dialogue as the …

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Technology

Technology News

Apple chief executive Tim Cook gets $750m payout: Apple chief executive Tim Cook has received more than five million shares in the technology giant, as he marks ten years in the job. A company filing with the US Securities and …

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Commodity

Commodity News

Govt announces incentive for mills exporting sugar The Centre on Thursday announced an incentive for sugar mills in the form of an additional domestic sales quota to those that export sugar and divert the commodity towards ethanol making, in the …

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Gulf In Focus

Oman sets up hydrogen alliance Oman has established a national hydrogen alliance to develop an industry for the production, transport and use of the fuel that Gulf states have been increasingly looking to as a business to meet the worldwide …

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Pakistan In Focus

Pakistan News

B2B links to assist enhance Pak-US trade There is massive potential to accelerate bilateral trade between Pakistan and the US through business-to-business interaction, said US Commercial Counsellor John Coronado. Talking to the business community during his visit to the All …

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