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Exports of mangoes from Pakistan will suffer this year as production has been low compared to last year.

 

China will encourage its firms to discuss cooperation with Myanmar on upgrading the country's power grid in order to help ease power shortage, the Chinese foreign ministry has said. Demonstrations against power cuts have taken place in several towns of Myanmar this week, Xinhua reported.

 

Australia will provide over $200 million in financial assistance to Pakistan over the next three years under the Australia-Pakistan Development Partnership Programme.

 

Revenue collection in Pakistan has registered a 25 percent growth during the first 10 months of 2011-12 fiscal year as compared to last year, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said.

 

Myanmar's economy looks set for rapid expansion although concerns over inflation, infrastructure and political stability remain, according to an international report.

 

Sri Lanka is ready to accept development assistance from its foreign partners but will not tolerate foreign interference in its reconciliation process, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Saturday.

 

In recent months, there has been little but gloom about India’s economic prospects in the financial markets, for the following six very good reasons:

 

The ability to launch mega projects and create job opportunities in post-2014 Afghanistan will be stifled by donor fatigue.

 

Sri Lanka's tea exporters are lobbying for liberalized imports to expand the industry and make it into a tea hub by blending high quality tea from China, India and Kenya, an official said here Wednesday.

 

Myanmar drew over $270 million in the first three months of 2012, a media report said.

 


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