Pakistani rupee going strong and stable

Times of Oman | Jan 7, 2020 at 8:52 PM

The currency, which stood at PKR163.75 for every USD and PKR425.30 against OMR in June 2019, started to gain momentum and hovered around PKR157-PKR160 against the USD and between PKR405-415 against OMR in the months of September-November, 2019.

Slovenia issues EUR 1.5bn bond at record low interest rate

STA | Jan 7, 2020 at 7:59 PM

Slovenia successfully completed a EUR 1.5 billion ten-year eurobond issue, leveraging market appetite for fixed assets to secure a record-low coupon interest rate of 0.275%. The last bond issue a year ago came with a coupon rate of 1.188%.

Australia: Firefighters race against time before heatwave

Times of Oman | Jan 7, 2020 at 6:39 PM

Australian firefighters took advantage of Tuesday’s brief drop in temperatures and much-needed rain to control catastrophic wildfires in the southeast of the country, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepared to meet with financial bosses to discuss the soaring costs of the crisis.

Bandh: No permission for procession

The Hindu | Jan 7, 2020 at 6:28 PM

Around 10,000 police personnel will be deployed in and around the city to monitor the law and order situation on Wednesday for the all-India bandh called by trade unions.