Spring is in the air, and today sees the Vernal Equinox – which officially marks the beginning of the Spring season in the Northern Hemisphere. If you live in the UK, that means the daffodils are blooming, blossom is on the trees, Easter is coming, and lambing season will soon be getting underway. Spring Equinox […]
Wear a shamrock The symbolic plant of the equinox in Druidry is the trefoil or shamrock, which is also customarily worn on St. Patrick’s Day. The three leaves shaped like hearts were associated with the Triple Goddess of Celtic mythology, otherwise known as the “Three Morgans” The shamrock is thought to be symbolic of the […]
Pakistan’s religious leader and close friend of Molana Tariq Jamil, Junaid Jamshed and his wife have reportedly died in PIA PK-661 plane crash. The aircraft, flying from Chitral to Islamabad carrying 47 passengers, crashed today, Wednesday, near Havelian. It is reported that the singer- turned- scholar- turned television host was in Chitral and was traveling […]
ALTHOUGH he styles himself as a chief executive who can turn the country around, Donald Trump is an outsider in the world of American business. His commercial operation is tiny by the standards of the country’s mega-firms and few of their bosses have ever viewed the president-elect as an equal or ally. He has “no friends” among the business elite, sniffed a private-equity baron a few weeks ago, who will doubtless now join a queue of executives waiting at Trump Tower to curry favour and to assess the new man’s priorities before he assumes office.
Those supplicants will soon discover that Mr Trump’s attitude towards business has three contradictory strands. He is passionate about unleashing the might of the private sector in order to revive growth. There is certainly plenty of scope: last year listed American companies invested a mediocre 46% of their total cashflow. Yet he is also a populist who thinks the economy is rigged in favour of big business and crony capitalists, and he is a protectionist. In the coming months these three different strands will respectively excite, worry and scare the business world.
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At the event of Iqbal Day, Sindh government has announced that educational institutions will remain closed tomorrow (Wednesday) in Sindh in remembrance of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The decision came during a meeting of standing committee for education, Aaj News reported. Meantime, Rawalpindi Private Schools Association has also announced holiday on the occasion of Iqbal […]
From Monday 15 April 2013 we will no longer be updating the Asia Business index. Instead we will be putting our efforts into covering Asian stories as part of the main business pages. Please follow the link to Business at the top of the page or on this…