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Pakistan

New locos to ‘anchor’ railway Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:58:20 -0700
LAHORE: Unloading of a batch of 25 of 58 locomotives the Pakistan Railways (PR) is acquiring from a Chinese company will begin at Karachi port soon after Eidul Fitr.

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.

First Eid special train leaves Cantt Station for Peshawar on Saturday Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:31:27 -0700
ISLAMABAD: The first Eid special train would leave to Peshawar from Karachi Cantt Station on Saturday at 11:00 am.

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

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.

PR seeks Rs62m for use of its land at Marrir Chowk Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:28:34 -0700
On the other hand, the metro bus project director and Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed told Dawn that the railways demand was not justified. “We would not be spending that much amount on the construction of the pillar which the PR has demanded.”

Most Popular Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:15:10 -0700
KARACHI: A large number of upcountry residents left the city by two Eid special trains on Saturday to celebrate the festival in their hometowns. The first train with 12 carriages left the city in the morning for Peshawar while the second train left for Rawalpindi in the evening.

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.

Saad unveils government's plan for Independence Day celebrations Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:01:16 -0700
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafique on Thursday announced government's plan for celebrating 68th Independence Day of Pakistan in a befitting manner.

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.

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China

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: http://bit.ly/UrN32S Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.1993 Chinese Yuan) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms)

UBS reaffirms positive view towards railway stocks Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:18:04 -0700
UBS said in a report that according to the information released by China Railway Corporation, the ra...

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 ...

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...

Bullish block trade of CHINA RAILWAY(00390) 1.2M shares at $4.27, $5.124M turnover Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:13:58 -0700
[Block Trade] A bullish block trade of 1.2M shares of CHINA RAILWAY(00390) occurred at price of ...

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.

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

CHINA RAILWAY (00390.HK) initiated Buy, target at $5.2 - Citi Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:17:02 -0700
Citigroup, in its latest research report, initiated the Buy rating for CHINA RAILWAY (00390.HK),...

Broker Tips:China Railway Corporation (CRC) Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:29:31 -0700
According to media, China Railway Corporation (CRC) will launch first bidding of multiple units. Total contract value and volume are approximately RMB60bn and 300 units respectively.

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...

Iran

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.

Myanmar

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 ...

China's dream to connect with Indian Ocean dashed; trying to revive canceled project Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:04:51 -0700
India has been worried about China's efforts to access the Indian Ocean because it has military implications. China has built a port in Sri Lanka. Its plans to lay a 1215-km long rail line connecting Kunming on China's border to Kyaukphyu in Myanmar is a matter of concern for New Delhi.

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