Oligopolies

Booming startups will transform Pakistan

Pakistani startups sizzle like a hot summer afternoon in Karachi, already raising a quarter of a billion dollars this year. That’s more money than they’ve amassed over the past five years combined. We’ll see what’s driving this global gold rush in Pakistani startups in a hot second, but first let’s …

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Data | Telecom sector is recovering, AGR decision is a relief

Vodafone-Idea and Airtel have significantly recovered in recent quarters from record losses of Rs.510 billion and Rs.230 billion, respectively, in T2FY2020 Redefining adjusted gross revenue to exclude non-telecom revenue and a four-year moratorium on dues could give struggling telecom giants a break. With Vodafone-Idea and Airtel pulling out of record …

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Telegram removes Navalny’s smart vote from messaging service

The popular Telegram messaging app is suspending all chat bots used in the election campaign in Russia, another blow to the smart voting initiative of jailed opposition politician Aleksei Navalny after Apple and Google removed the election guide application of their stores. Telegram founder Pavel Durov announced late on September …

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Mackage claims designs copied from Rival Rudsak with help from former employees

Ahead of sales for the fall / winter 2021 season, Mackage is fighting a legal battle over the design of one of its best-selling offerings: a certain fur-trimmed collar coat, which the nearly 25-year-old brand claims has he has been selling steadily since 2007, and which rival Canadian outerwear maker …

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Journos does not have to worry | The Daily Star

The Minister of Information talks about the search for the bank details of the BFIU Staff Correspondent Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:00 AM The Minister of Information, Hassan Mahmud. Photo file “> The Minister of Information, Hassan Mahmud. Photo file Journalists’ executives need not worry that the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence …

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Where did the Habsburg economic empire disappear?

Monument to the King of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Emperor Franz Joseph on horseback, at Joseph Square near the Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria Gábor Egry, Director General of the Institute of Political History and Principal Investigator of the NEPOSTRANS Project continues to explain the intricacies of the Habsburg Empire Nowhere. …

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Government Telecommunications Lifeline – What does it change for Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio?

First and foremost, this is an excellent program offered by the government. All the measures indicated in structural reforms are very sensible and rational, and were probably something that should have been done some time ago. Likewise, procedural reforms have long been calling for adoption. These address some really important …

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Sabrina Maddeaux: Erin O’Toole’s missed opportunity to move voters to the right on the cost of living

Breadcrumb Links NP Comment Election 2021 Rather than adding more regulation, remove existing protectionist policies, tariffs and taxes that keep prices high Author of the article: Sabrina Maddeaux If the Conservatives wanted to lower prices, they should end supply management that supports the dairy and poultry industries. Photo by Alex …

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Asset monetization: Pipeline or Pipedream

Monetizing assets is a brilliant government initiative. What could be better than creating value through the efficient use of “dormant assets” which accumulate dust and rust. With the exception of the die-hard Communists, most of whom are irrelevant anyway, and those for purely political reasons, no one would or should …

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Don’t break social networks, branch them off EJINSIGHT

After being celebrated for playing a pivotal role in the Arab Spring, social media platforms are now blamed for any outcome mainstream media dislikes – from the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s election to polarization policy in general. Growing disenchantment with social media has led to increasing demands for regulation. …

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