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    Prize Bond List 200 March 2014 Lahore

  • Prize bond dealer robbed of Rs2.76m

    RAWALPINDI: A prize bond dealer was robbed of bonds valuing Rs2...

    Waqar Ahmed, who is associated with a trading company in Raja Bazaar, was going to office after purchasing 186 prize bonds worth Rs15,000 each from the State Bank of Pakistan on The Mall...

  • J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Strout on Man Booker Prize list

    Coetzee and US Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout are among the contenders announced on Wednesday for Britain’s prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction...

    Coetzee, who lives in Australia, is the early bookies’ favourite and will become the first triple Booker winner if he takes the prize...

  • Rs40,000 bearer Prize Bonds to be registered until March 31 next year

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday allowed the investors of Rs40,000 Prize Bonds (bearer) to register their bonds up to March 31, 2020...

    In an announcement, the ministry of finance said the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet had decided that holders of bearer Rs40,000 Prize Bonds could avail the option to convert their bearer bonds into Premium Prize Bonds registered through 16 field offices of the State Bank of...

  • Aurat March to be held on March 8

    KARACHI: A collective of women from diverse affiliations, backgrounds and professions referring to themselves as ‘Hum Aurtein’ gathered at the Karachi Press Club on Monday to introduce and brief the media about the upcoming Aurat March to commemorate International Women’s Day...

    It was said that Aurat March is unique because it is a collective effort not led by a single group or organisation...

  • Lahore’s Fort and Shalamar Gardens escape Unesco danger list

    ISLAMABAD: The World Heritage Committee at its meeting which concluded in Manama on Wednesday decided to not place the Shalamar Gardens and Fort, Lahore, on the list of World Heritage in Danger...

    Three sites in Kenya, Pakistan and Nepal were slated to be put on the list by the 21-member committee headed by Ambassador Sheikha Haya Al-Khalifa of Bahrain...

  • Webb posts 11 luxury watches, three cars to secure $10m bond

    The indicted football official is providing 11 luxury watches to secure the $10 million bond that provided his release from custody along with his wife’s wedding ring, three opulent cars and 10 properties...

    According to an order filed Monday setting the conditions for release, Webb secured the bond with a five Rolex watches plus a Cartier Roadster, Hublot, Breitling, Panerai, Royal Oak Offshore and Luminor Marina...

  • Abu Dhabi sells first 30-year bond

    DUBAI: Abu Dhabi sold its first ever 30-year sovereign bond on Tuesday as part of a $10 billion triple-tranche debt issue that drew heavy demand...

    5bn bond issue by Saudi Arabia last week the largest emerging market bond sale in 2017 — and was the latest jumbo sovereign offering from Gulf states tapping the debt markets in a period of low oil prices...

  • Moody’s upgrades Pak bond ratings

    WASHINGTON: Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday upgraded Pakistan’s foreign currency issuer and senior unsecured bond ratings to B3 from Caa1, and assigned a stable outlook...

    In Thursday’s rating action, Moody’s also changed Pakistan’s foreign-currency bond ceiling to B2 from B3, the foreign-currency deposit ceiling to Caa1 from Caa2, and the local-currency country risk ceiling to Ba3 from B1...

  • Court upholds ECB’s bond buying plan

    The court disagreed, saying the bond-purchase offer “falls within monetary policy and within the powers” of the European system of central banks with the ECB at its head...

    The bond purchase offer was part of ECB head Mario Draghi’s 2012 promise to do “whatever it takes” to save the euro...

  • Saudi Arabia raises $1.87bn in Islamic bond issue

    87 billion in a new Islamic bond issue as the kingdom bids to finance a budget deficit resulting from low oil prices...

    The largest Arab economy is suffering from a sharp slide in oil revenues since crude prices plummeted in mid-2014, forcing Riyadh to cut subsidies and delay projects...

  • Roger Moore, star of 7 James Bond films, dies at 89

    Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland...

    Moore's relaxed style and sense of whimsy, which relied heavily on the arched eyebrow, seemed a commentary on the essential ridiculousness of the Bond films, in which the handsome British secret agent was as adept at mixing martinis, bedding beautiful women and ordering gourmet meals as he was at disposing of super-villains trying to take...

  • Longest-serving Bond Roger Moore takes a bow

    LONDON: British actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond over two decades with a suave wit, died on Tuesday aged 89, drawing tributes for his portrayal of the womanising superspy as well as for his charity work...

    But it was not until 1973, at the age of 45, that he won the role that for many fans would come to define him, as secret agent James Bond...

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