ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said Pakistan will be included in top 25 economies of the world under Vision 2025. “Pakistan will be among top 10 economies of the world by 2047,” he said while addressing the convocation ceremony of Hamdard University in Islamabad. He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor has made Pakistan the most beloved country and center of world. Ahsan Iqbal said that CPEC has made Pakistan a rising nation among the world community. He said that…
LONDON: Developing economies stand to win an extra $21 billion if they improve girls' health and sex education, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Thursday. Girls in developing countries are less likely than boys to complete schooling because of forced marriage, child labour and female genital mutilation, risking the opportunities presented by their largely young populations, said the study, launched in London. "Over the next 15 years alone, developing countries together stand to gain or forfeit at least $21…
ROME: Italy's health minister is proposing doubling a 'baby bonus' incentive for couples to have more children to combat what she calls a catastrophic decline in the country's birth rate.
WASHINGTON: The World Bank said that it expects global commodity prices, important for emerging economies, to remain weak through 2016, with returning Iran exports holding oil down.
SINGAPORE: Oil tumbled to new multi-year lows in Asia on Monday, extending a sharp sell-off last week in response to OPEC's decision to maintain output despite a supply glut and plunging prices.
GENEVA: Unemployment and rising income inequality will top concerns for global leaders in 2015, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study said Friday.
WASHINGTON: The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said in an analysis on Wednesday.