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Young entrepreneurs use Internet for start-ups

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Waqas Ali and Sidra Qasim of Markhor have introduced Pakistani handmade leather shoes for men to the international markets. The shoes are made in a small village outside Lahore, but thanks to the Internet, they sell in 17 countries. Without money or even a laptop to call her own, young Pakistani entrepreneur Sidra Qasim moved from her small hometown in 2011 to the big city of Lahore to start a business. Ali and Qasim saw an opportunity that would exploit a hole in…Read More

Google, Blackbox announce start-ups for Fall 14 Programme

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Google and Blackbox have planned to gather successful international startup founders at Palo Alto for a two-week intensive programme that serves as a link to Silicon Valley startup resources and as a springboard for launching their products in the US and scaling their companies globally. Blackbox Connect has successfully completed 8 programmes and is dedicated to developing another generation of born global start-ups, says a statement issued here by Google management…Read More

Rates of students reaching univarsity ups

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A number of students reaching a professional university have increased from 2.2 per cent to 7.2 per cent while whereas the number of students to get enrolled in colleges has exceeded 11.8 per cent from 6.26 per cent during the last ten years."From 2002-03 to 2011-12 the rate of females to get admission in a professional university has reached 7.9 per cent whereas the enrollment rate of males is now 6.6 per cent during the last decade," reveals a fresh report on the…Read More

SBP ups renewable power projects capacity limit

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has enhanced the capacity limit of all renewable power projects from 10MW to 20MW for financing under the Scheme for Financing Power Plants Using Renewable Energy’, says a press release issued here.It Banks/ Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) can consider financing requests of the sponsors, who intend to set up Power Projects up to a maximum capacity of 20MW, using all types of renewable energy sources eligible under the Scheme, says…Read More

DCIM software ups planning, downs operational costs

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, has published a new White Paper on How Data Centre Management (DCIM) Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs’. The document demonstrates the ability of data centres to help businesses respond more quickly to changing market demands and mark a significant growth on the bottom line.According to Uptime Institute, a division of the 451 Group, the market for data centre…Read More

Solar energy set-ups on lease

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WITH THE high increases in electricity prices, it is (high) time alternatives were considered. Citizens and the government should start working on projects that can save a lot of cost and help produce energy through natural ways, such as solar power and the generation of electricity through windmills.The increasing durations of loadshedding and the multiplying of electricity charges have made it difficult for people to use a lot of electrical appliances.Many of the people can now no more afford…Read More

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PTA ups ranking in OICCI perception survey

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The multinational companies and foreign investors have improved the ranking of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) from ninth to sixth position in the past two years for its cooperation and supportive role for the businesses.The Overseas Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) has recently revealed the results of its perception survey based on its member companies’ feedback saying the telecom authority is supportive to foreign investors in dealing affairs of telephony…Read More