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Consumer prices in Japan’s capital rise at fastest pace since 2014

Consumer prices in Japan’s capital rise at fastest pace since 2014

TOKYO: Core consumer prices in Japan’s capital, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 2.8% in September from a year earlier, exceeding the central bank’s 2% target for a fourth straight month and marking the biggest gain since 2014. The data reinforced market expectations that nationwide core consumer inflation will approach 3% in coming months...

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Turkey’s inflation rate hits fresh 24-year high

Turkey’s inflation rate hits fresh 24-year high

Turkish inflation jumped to a new 24-year high exceeding 83 percent in September, official data showed Monday, after the central bank cut interest rates despite surging prices. Turkey‘s monetary policymakers are bucking the global trend of central bank raising interest rates to combat inflation, as high borrowing rates cool down the economy and prices. But...

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PM refuses to launch ‘joke’ – Daily Times

PM refuses to launch ‘joke’ – Daily Times

Several senior minister and government officials were left red-faced on Monday as Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif refused to launch a substandard dashboard built to monitor flood relief assistance, pointing out that it lacked real-time updates and was not of international standards. The prime minister rebuked federal ministers Ahsan Iqbal, Aminul Haque, Marriyum Aurangzeb and Tariq...

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Pakistan in ‘second phase’ of dealing with flood aftermath – Daily Times

Pakistan in ‘second phase’ of dealing with flood aftermath – Daily Times

The National Flood Response Coordination Centre (NFRCC) said on Monday that the country has entered the second phase of rehabilitation after the devastating flood that inundated large swathes of the country. In a session chaired by NFRCC Deputy Chairperson Ahsan Iqbal and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) chief Lieutenant General Akhtar Nawaz, the forum was...

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Minister asks authorities to contain spread of dengue, malaria, waterborne diseases

Minister asks authorities to contain spread of dengue, malaria, waterborne diseases

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has directed the health authorities to put their entire focus on tackling the spread of malaria, dengue, and other water-borne diseases. Iqbal who is chairman of the National Flood Response Coordination Centre (NFRCC) said this while chairing a high-level meeting of the body recently formed to...

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Turkey’s inflation rate hits fresh 24-year high

Turkey’s inflation rate hits fresh 24-year high

Turkish inflation jumped to a new 24-year high exceeding 83 percent in September, official data showed Monday, after the central bank cut interest rates despite surging prices. Turkey’s monetary policymakers are bucking the global trend of central bank raising interest rates to combat inflation, as high borrowing rates cool down the economy and prices. But...

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Democratic depression

Democratic depression

The rise of Populist leaders and autocracies in the world are mutually declining and stalling women’s rights throughout the world. With the democratic emasculation, the shift towards sexism, misogyny, and discrimination comes into force because the authoritarian leaders deem the politically vibrant women as a potential threat. Patriarchy and Autocracy mutually reinforce each other in...