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Women’s Domination Short Story Competition

In the long history of humanity, domination has been a major concern because there always had to be some kind of a leader. Leadership and domination, then, did not necessarily have a negative sense. They meant the set of qualities

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Japanese businesses showing to be more pessimistic than optimistic

The Bank of Japan’s Tankan Survey reported the mood of businesses in Japan to be deteriorating, showing a minus 3 value. The Tankan is calculated by subtracting the percentage of firms who say conditions are poor from those say they

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Eurozone manufacturing output showed slight upturn

Eurozone’s Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) went up from 45.1 in August to 46.1 in the month. The manufacturing output has eased, yet a figure below 50 indicates contraction. France reported a PMI of 42.7, one of its sharpest falls in

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Regional intelligence interrupting mining services in Afghanistan

Mining Ministry Waheedullah Shahrani said that insecurity in Afghanistan is lessening foreign companies’ interest in investing in the mineral sector of Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s mineral sector is considered one of the main sources of income for the country post-2014; however, officials

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Exxon’s appetite to invest in Afghanistan fading?!

Mining Minister Waheedullah Sharani said that Exxon Mobil Corp, the world’s biggest non-state oil company, has not yet turned up for a site tour of the new Afghan oil concession in the north of the country. Exxon is one of

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Afghanistan minerals smuggled to Pakistan

Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani informed the Meshrano Jirga, or upper house of parliament, about the smuggling of precious and semi-precious stones from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Pakistan generates about USD 350mn revenue on smuggling of these stones annually, while Afghanistan

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