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declining likelihood el nino
September 09, 2014

Declining likelihood of El Nino by year-end: UN

GENEVA : The “El Nino” phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, could take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year, but the likelihood has declined since June, the UN said Monday. There is now a 55-60 percent likelihood that El Nino could begin between ...

World peace declining after long post-WWII improvement

Peter AppsWorld peace has deteriorated steadily over the last seven years, with wars, militant attacks and crime reversing six earlier decades of gradual improvement, a global security report said on Wednesday.Conflict in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan and Central African Republic in particular ...

Textile exports declining due to severe energy crisis

LAHORE - Exports of the country have declined by about 15 per cent in April as compared to previous month despite free-market access to EU countries under GSP Plus facility, as challenges like prolonged power and gas loadshedding, high interest rate and severe liquidity crunch have not been ...

Rising Liyari unrest declining school attendance

KARACHI - The incessant Lyari Gang War has caused 60 to 70 per cent decline in school attendance in the Lyari Town, The Nation has learned.Lyarites have already rejected peace talks with leaders of notorious gangs, the Uzair Baloch group and the Baba Ladla group. They demanded the government to ...

Govt likely to cut up to Rs3.50/litre POL rates

ISLAMABAD  - Viewing the declining trend of prices in global oil market, a mixed trend of increase and decrease in the per litre prices of petroleum products (POL) is likely to start next month March. Under a monthly price review mechanism, good news for already burdened masses regarding ...

Competitive interest rate can counter weak growth

LAHORE - The trade bodies and industrial associations on Thursday, criticizing the State Bank’s move to increase the discount rate by 50 basis points, called for regionally competitive interest rates and urged the central bank to bring its key policy rate down to single digit.According to ...

health oceans declining
October 04, 2013

Health of oceans ‘declining fast’

BBCLondonThe health of the world’s oceans is deteriorating even faster than had previously been thought, a report says.A review from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), warns that the oceans are facing multiple threats. They are being heated by climate change, turned ...

Shahnaz laments junior hockey team’s poor performance

ISLAMABAD - Former hockey team captain and Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh described Pakistan junior team’s loss at the hands of arch-rivals India and Malaysia in the Sultan Johar Cup Junior Hockey Tournament as worst and totally unacceptable. Talking to The Nation on Thursday, he said: “How ...

declining yields govt papers drag banks profit
September 09, 2013

Declining yields on govt papers drag down large banks profit

LAHORE - Effects of declining yields government papers as well as on advances and rising deposit costs have resulted into lowest banking spreads, since June 2005. Statistics revealed that in 1H2013, banking spreads averaged 6.25 per cent versus 7.23 per cent in 1H2012. Resultantly, net interest ...

declining sports attention
September 03, 2013

Declining sports need attention

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan sports have been declining fast not just because of international isolation or lack of sufficient amount of funds required to excel at the highest level but due to sheer negligence on the part of the top brass. The athletes get frustrated with the step-motherly treatment ...

Industry fails to gain from declining coal rate as rupee fall continues

LAHORE - Subdued demand from the emerging markets and a shift towards cleaner energy sources in the US, the coal rates in the international market have been tracing a steep falling trajectory, posting a hefty decline of 19% since the start of CY13, reaching to a 4.5-year low of $73/ton. However, ...

Obesity declining in young, poorer kids

New York - The number of low-income preschoolers who qualify as “extremely obese” has dropped over the last decade, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. Although the decline was only “modest” and may not apply to all kids, researchers said it ...

Zakat Annual Recovery Declining Sbp
September 18, 2009, 7:18 am

Zakat annual recovery is declining: SBP

The government during the past six years recovered Rs12.51 billion on account of Zakat, while its recovery on the annual basis is seen declining. State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said that the government during 2004-2009 deducted Zakat at 2 percent of the bank accounts balances besides on the profits ...

Pak Defence Budget Years Declining
April 08, 2009, 11:59 am

Pak defence budget in last 5 years seen declining

Pakistan defence budget expenditures during the last five years is seen on the decline. Available government data show that a sum of Rs194 billion was allocated from a total budget outlay of Rs902 billion in 2004-05, while in 2008-09 out of total budget outlay of Rs210 billion, a sum of Rs296 ...

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