England bowlers also need to bat better: Hazlewood

England bowlers also need to bat better: Hazlewood

MELBOURNE: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has piled more pressure on England’s beleaguered bowling attack ahead of the Boxing Day Ashes Test, telling them they are not doing a good enough job with the bat either. England’s bowlers, particularly James Anderson and Stuart Broad, have struggled on the tour, with...

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Pacer Beaton reported for suspect action

Pacer Beaton reported for suspect action

WELLINGTON: West Indies right-arm fast bowler Ronsford Beaton will undergo testing for a possible illegal bowling action after being reported by match officials in New Zealand. Beaton was reported after the second ODI between West Indies and New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday, the 25-year-old’s second ODI. In a statement...

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Pulling her own weight

Pulling her own weight

RABIA Shahzad’s mother knows which of her children to call out to when she needs help with lifting heavy stuff. So there she is, her 19-year-old daughter, carrying heavy boxes or 19-litre bottles full of drinking water up the stairs. It may seem like a thankless job except that when...

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Curran to make Test debut at MCG

Curran to make Test debut at MCG

MELBOURNE: Young paceman Tom Curran will make his Test debut in England’s only change for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia starting in Melbourne on Tuesday. The Surrey 22-year-old fast bowler replaces injured Craig Overton, who succumbed to a rib injury when the tourists relinquished the Ashes to the Australians...

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Jansher questions PNSA after dismal performances by local players

Jansher questions PNSA after dismal performances by local players

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan squash great Jansher Khan questioned the country’s national academy’s contribution as he heavily criticised the poor performances of local players in the recently concluded Pakistan Open and CAS International Women Championship. No Pakistani players made it to the quarter-final stage of the Pakistan Open with top-ranked Farhan Mehboob...

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SECP seeks to lure back brokers amidst thin volumes

SECP seeks to lure back brokers amidst thin volumes

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to woo stock market players, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has started undoing some of the stern actions taken by its former management. In addition, it has also accepted certain longstanding demands of the stockbrokers. Last week, the SECP amended Demutualisation Act 2012...

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Gas supplies jump as critical project finally starts

Gas supplies jump as critical project finally starts

ISLAMABAD: Officials at the Prime Minister Office (PMO) had another reason to celebrate on Monday as a critical project for the import of natural gas finally began operations after a long period of delays and technical difficulties. Pakistan started receiving about 1200 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of imported...

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Low rates hurting banks: BoJ

Low rates hurting banks: BoJ

TOKYO: Prolonged ultra-easy monetary policy is weighing heavily on Japanese bank profits but financial institutions should not expect business conditions to brighten dramatically even after the central bank raises interest rates, a senior Bank of Japan official said. Many regional banks could suffer losses in the long run as intensifying...

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‘Crypto FX should only be traded by professionals’

‘Crypto FX should only be traded by professionals’

MOSCOW: Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday that cryptocurrencies should be traded only by professional investors, not in the mainstream. “Professional market participants should work with crypto-currencies, not ordinary people,” Siluanov said in an interview with Rossiya 24, a Russian state TV channel. Russian authorities agreed in October...

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Rupee’s fall drives food prices higher

Rupee’s fall drives food prices higher

PRICES of food items have started rising in the wake of a recent fall in the rupee’s value, though the price hike has somewhat remained subdued as the depreciation is not accompanied by supply constraints. However, a sharper rise has been noticed in prices of imported food items. From tea,...

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