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The Pakistani finance minister, Dr Hafeez Shaikh, had barely completed his truncated budget speech that word spread around Islamabad about an imminent approach to the International Monetary Fund for more financing. 

 

The slowdown in India’s GDP growth to 5.3 per cent in the last quarter of the current fiscal year is alarming because the country has come to be known globally as a fast-growing emerging economy. For the past five years it has experienced much higher growth rates of around 8 per cent

 

The State Bank of Pakistan has been busy denying rumours that its copper and aluminium coins contain gold. Apparently, some clever businessmen have been telling Pakistanis that their copper and aluminium coins are worth much more because the SBP has put gold in them, and that once enough people find this out and install hearths in their houses to melt the coins, they will disappear from circulation.

 
Under the production sharing contract, signed among state-run Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, Singapore's Istech Energy EP-5 Pte Ltd and Myanmar private-owned Smart Technical Services Limited, exploration will be made onshore at block EP-5 in Inpin Tegyigon area, reported Xinhua. It is the sixth contract of its kind reached after Myanmar's energy ministry invited international tenders for exploration on 18 inland blocks nearly a year ago.

 

 

Senior officials from India and Bangladesh Saturday started a five-day joint study to examine facilities and infrastructure along the border and suggest measures to boost cross-border trade. "We will study the available facilities and infrastructure, and what more is needed to boost India-Bangladesh trade and business," Foreign Trade Director (South Asian, SAARC countries and Iran) Indira Murthy told reporters here.

 

Australia will double its aid to Myanmar to about $98 million by 2015, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said.

 

Senior officials from India and Bangladesh Saturday started a five-day joint study to examine facilities and infrastructure along the border and suggest measures to boost cross-border trade.

 

Myanmar has put off its annual special gem sale in August following the suspension of jade mining in Pha-Kant, an area in Kachin state, a media report said Saturday.

 

The Central Bank of Myanmar has announced it will put currency notes of 10,000 kyat denomination into circulation June 15. The new 10,000 kyat banknote is another larger-value currency note to be introduced nearly three years after notes of 5,000 kyat were put into circulation Oct 1, 2009.

 

Chinese President Hu Jintao told his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari Thursday that Beijing encourages its enterprises to take part in energy and electricity projects in Pakistan.

 


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