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  • BCCI, Pepsi working to resolve IPL corruption ‘concerns’

    MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is confident they can address the concerns of PepsiCo amid local media reports the global food and beverage giant wants to end its title sponsorship of the scandal-hit Indian Premier League (IPL)...

    Cricket lords over other sports in India and teams in the IPL, with a $3
  • Saudi Arabia cracks case of smuggled beer disguised as Pepsi

    RIYADH: Customs officials in Saudi Arabia say they've cracked a case — and then some — of smugglers trying to bring illicit cans of beer through the kingdom by disguising them as Pepsi...

    In video posted Wednesday on Twitter, the customs officials show an officer using a box cutter to open a wrapped 24-pack of the fake Pepsi only to find the green-and-white Heineken cans beneath it...

  • Scandal-hit IPL loses main sponsor Pepsi, hunt on for new teams

    NEW DELHI: India's cricket officials on Sunday announced a new sponsor for the scandal-hit Indian Premier League (IPL) after Pepsi pulled out of the glitzy Twenty20 tournament...

    The board confirmed last week that it was in discussions with Pepsi to find a solution to some “concerns” raised by the global drinks maker, without detailing the problems...

  • Coca-Cola to invest $350m in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Coca-Cola Company, led by its President Eurasia and Africa Group Nathan Kalumbu, met Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday and briefed him about the company’s investment plans in Pakistan...

    Take a look: Two sponsors decline to join US brands in demanding Blatter quitsNathan Kalumbu apprised the finance minister that encouraged by the economic turnaround and stability achieved by Pakistan in the last...

  • SMOKERS’ CORNER: THE COLA WARS

    In February 2003, the BBC News website reported that during a protest rally at Hyde Park in London bottles of a new cola brand Mecca Cola were distributed free of cost to the protesters...

    Mecca Cola was launched in November 2002 by a Tunisian businessman settled in France...

  • Coca-Cola buys coffee chain Costa for 3.9 bn

    Coca-Cola on Friday said it had agreed to buy global coffee chain Costa from its UK owner Whitbread for 3...

    “Hot beverages is one of the few remaining segments of the total beverage landscape where Coca-Cola does not have a global brand," Coca-Cola chief executive James Quincey said in a joint statement...

  • Creating the right kind of jobs should be the priority for Pakistan

    In an evolving world of work— the rapid creation and destruction of jobs— the issue of unemployment has acquired centrality in the development process and has led to the question of whether jobs, or workers, should be protected?Looking from an egalitarian perspective, the welfare of millions revolves around four things: full employment (including self-employment), fair wages, reasonable prices and an accelerated programme for community...

  • Pakistan needs to create more jobs: WB

    ISLAMABAD: The country’s economy needs to create more jobs by taking advantage of the large influx of a well-educated young labour force, says a new research by the World Bank...

    One of the key findings is that there are insufficient jobs where bachelor and graduate degree holders are expected to use their acquired skills...

  • Pakistan's younger women riding a digital wave in drive for better jobs

    When Kainat Naz joined a women-friendly technology boot camp a year ago, she had no idea it would completely change her life and her views on how women can work in conservative Pakistan...

    So she signed up for a tech programme called TechKaro, an initiative by Circle — a social enterprise that aims to improve women’s economic rights in Pakistan — and is now working full-time for a software company...

  • Zimbabwe trade union marches to demand jobs

    HARARE: Around 200 hundred people from Zimbabwe’s main trade union on Saturday marched to government offices in Harare to demand that President Robert Mugabe fix the ailing economy and fulfil an election promise to create over 2 million jobs...

    Addressing the workers, ZCTU leader George Nkiwane said Mugabe’s ZANU-PF government must fulfil its election promise to create over 2m jobs because “we haven’t seen any single job that has been...

  • Forget merit, PML-N lawmakers to ‘oblige’ voters with jobs

    GUJRAT: PML-N lawmakers from Gujrat are being given a special quota in the hundreds of Grade 4 jobs in different departments of the district government allegedly at the behest of the provincial government...

    Official sources told Dawn that around 2,000 jobs Grade 1 to 4, which had already been advertised by health, education, agriculture and livestock departments, Tehsil Municipal Administration and the district council, would be...

  • China steel capacity reduction to cut 0.4m jobs

    MANILA: China’s plan to cut its steel production capacity by 100-150 million tonnes will lead to the loss of up to 400,000 jobs, the official Xin­hua news agency reported...

    China will raise funds to help workers should they lose their jobs when coal and steel firms close amid campaigns to cut overcapacity, according to Xinhua...

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