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Railways generates around Rs25bn in 2013-14 Sun, 06 Jul 2014 01:01:17 -0700
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways earned around Rs. 25 billion in the financial year 2013-14 against Rs. 18 billion generated during the last financial year, showing an increase of Rs.7 billion in the national kitty.

PR reputation improved manifold due to efficient polices: Senate body briefed Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:16:23 -0700
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has earned great reputation due to its three-tier efficiency depending upon punctuality, revenue generation and public satisfaction over the biggest source of transportation in the country.

Rail not road for lesser oil bill | Business Recorder Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:18:34 -0700
In last weeks monetary policy report the central bank highlighted something which has long been visible yet extremely ignored at the same time: the rising share of oil imports.

Most Popular Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:42:07 -0700
LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Police IG Syed Ibne Husain has directed that foolproof security arrangements should be in place at railway stations, trains and other installations.

Pakistan steps up railway security for Eid Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:48:37 -0700
Luggage to be screened, special patrolling teams to check tracks for sabotage

The spectre of encroachments | Business Recorder Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:46:20 -0700
The Supreme Court has given six months to the Board of Revenue (Sindh) to reclaim 59,903 acres of encroachments in Karachi with 52,130 acres under institutional encroachment.

Nation to wave national flags on Independence Day: Saad Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:16:11 -0700
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said the government has decided to bring Independence Day celebrations from drawing-rooms to the open.

China-Pak Corridor, a key initiative to help meet energy shortfall: Ahsan Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:31:11 -0700
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Prof. Ahsan Iqbal has said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a key initiative which will help Pakistan in meeting energy shortfall and linking with regional economies particularly China.

Gap in low-cost housing - Newspaper - DAWN.COM Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:13:40 -0700
THE federal, Sindh and Punjab budgets have made special allocations for funding low-cost housing projects for which a cumulative sum of Rs9bn has been earmarked.

Sri Lanka

Eighty percent of work on Northern railway line complete Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:47:38 -0700
Eighty percent of construction work on the Pallai to Jaffna section on the Northern railway line has been completed. The operation of Yal Devi train is expected to be extended up to Jaffna in the third quarter of this year, Sri Lanka Railways General Manager B. A. P. Ariyaratne said.

Colombo Plan to launch first drug education program in SL school Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:02:38 -0700
Sri Lanka will showcase a model program of whatever projects launched by the Colombo Plan in member states, Colombo Plan Secretary General Kinley Dorji said yesterday.


Work on Agartala-Akhaura railway link to begin next year Sun, 29 Jun 2014 04:48:03 -0700
Agartala, June 29 (ANI): The proposed 15-km long railway link from Agartala to Akhaura will bring economic prosperity and strengthen people to people contact between India and Bangladesh. An eight-member delegation from Bangladesh recently met their Indian counterparts during the third meeting of the Agartala-Akhaurah railway Link Project Steering Committee in Agartala. They did a field ...


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Chinese enterprise to buy controlling stake in Czech tram producer Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:24:51 -0700
The Chinese state-owned enterprise China Railway Signal & Communication Corporation has signed a deal to buy a majority stake of 51 percent in the Inekon Group from its founder Josef Hušek. Inekon, a Czech tram producer, will thus receive a marked financial boost and a strong foothold in the Chinese market. In addition to tram parts, it will provide know-how at a new production facility just ...

BRIEF-China Railway Erju won 152 contracts in H1 totalling 24.4 bln yuan Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:25:24 -0700
July 23 (Reuters) - China Railway Erju Co Ltd * Says has won 152 contracts in H1 totalling 24.4 billionyuan ($3.94 billion) Source text in Chinese: Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.1993 Chinese Yuan) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms)

Bullish block trade of CHINA RAILWAY(00390) 2M shares at $4.2, $8.4M turnover Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:45:20 -0700
[Block Trade] A bullish block trade of 2M shares of CHINA RAILWAY(00390) occurred at price of HK$...

Trapped China tunnel workers rescued after five days Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:15:36 -0700
Fourteen workers have been rescued after being trapped in a China railway tunnel for five days.

CHINA RAILWAY (00390.HK) initiated Buy, target at $5.2 - Citi Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:01:26 -0700
Citigroup, in its latest research report, initiated the Buy rating for CHINA RAILWAY (00390.HK),...

BUSINESS WIRE: Cooperation Agreement With China Railway Construction Corporation and China International Fund Signed ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:14:11 -0700

Mainland railway investment amount possible to top RMB1T in 2014 - report Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:34:08 -0700
After China Railway Corporation (CR) raised the railway fixed-asset investment amount to RMB800 bi...

CRC auctions 15 bln yuan 10-year railway construction bonds Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:05:13 -0700
July 10 (DZH AAFN) -- China Railway Corporation (CRC) issued 15 billion yuan ($2.40 billion) worth o...

Bearish block trade of CHINA RAILWAY(00390) 1M shares at $4.1, $4.1M turnover Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:06:10 -0700
[Block Trade] A bearish block trade of 1M shares of CHINA RAILWAY(00390) occurred at price of HK$...

Bullish block trade of CHINA RAILWAY(00390) 2M shares at $4.07, $8.14M turnover Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:10:18 -0700
[Block Trade] A bullish block trade of 2M shares of CHINA RAILWAY(00390) occurred at price of HK$...


Russian, Iran Holding Railroad Talks Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:45:15 -0700
State-owned monopoly Russian Railways is in negotiations with Iran to electrify 600 kilometers of railroads in the Islamic Republic at a price of up to $1.4 billion, the company's deputy president told journalists Tuesday.


No entry to Indian Ocean: Myanmar-China rail project cancelled Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:32:15 -0700
Rangoon: A planned rail project to give China access to the Indian Ocean through Myanmar has been cancelled, say reports Tuesday. In 2011, Burma signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Chinese state-owned enterprise to construct a railway from Kyaukphyu, on the Bay of Bengal, to the Chinese border and on to Kunming, the capital of Chinaâs Yunnan Provinceâalso the route of Chinese-built ...

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