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UK Chamber of Commerce applauds UK businesses in Qatar

LONDON: HSBC Qatar CEO Abdul Hakeem Mostafawi; Peter Cook, managing director of the new British Chamber of Commerce in Qatar; and Vodafone Qatar CEO Kyle Whitehill after the meeting. In a meeting with three of the biggest British businesses operating in Qatar, the British Chamber of Commerce (BCCQ) applauded Vodafone, HSBC and British Airways’ achievements in the country and their ... Read More »

US Chamber of Commerce lobbies against class actions in UK courts

NEW YORK: The US Chamber of Commerce is lobbying to prevent US-style class actions being brought in the UK courts as litigation funding expands to promote consumer rights. Campaigning under the title Justice not Profit, the organisation is claiming that the Consumer Rights Act 2015 will open the door to spurious legal claims that undermine the profitability of business. The ... Read More »

Minnesota Chamber state largest business lobbies group 2,400 member companies

NEW YORK: Doug Loon, an executive at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s regional office in Eden Prairie, will become the next president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Sept. 8.Based in St. Paul; the Minnesota Chamber is the state’s largest business lobbying group, representing about 2,400 member companies. It has been without a full time leader since long time president ... Read More »

South African chamber of Mines says carbon tax may damage industry

CAPE TOWN: The Chamber of Mines urged the government to not implement a carbon tax next year, saying it would damage an already financially strained mining industry. In a speech at the chamber’s 125 annual general meeting, its president Mike Teke said that at current prices, 31% of SA’s gold mines and nearly 40% of its platinum mines were making ... Read More »

South African chamber of Mines says carbon tax may damage industry

CAPE TOWN: The Chamber of Mines urged the government to not implement a carbon tax next year, saying it would damage an already financially strained mining industry. In a speech at the chamber’s 125 annual general meeting, its president Mike Teke said that at current prices, 31% of SA’s gold mines and nearly 40% of its platinum mines were making ... Read More »

South African Chamber of Mines: 38% of members meet criteria

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s Chamber of Mines said on Friday that 38 percent of its members had met the government’s requirement that 26 percent of their shareholding be held by black owners, meant to address the inequalities of the apartheid system. Mines Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Thursday that just over 20 percent of mining companies had met the black economic ... Read More »

Amman Chamber of Commerce registers 3031 new firms in 1Q-2015

AMMAN: A total of 3,031 new firms and business establishments have registered at the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in the first quarter of 2015 compared to 3,205 firms in the same period last year, according to ACC figures. The figures showed that the capital of the new establishments stood at JD73 million, compared to JD253 million in the same ... Read More »

PIAF greets newly-elected LCCI representatives

LAHORE: The Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has congratulated the newly-elected Executive Committee Members of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and hoped that the newly elected body would utilise all their energies to come up to the expectations of the businessmen. In a statement issued here Tuesday, PIAF Chairman Malik Tahir Javed, Senior Vice Chairman Khamis ... Read More »

Malaysian Consul General urges KCCI to enhance trade ties  

KARACHI: Consul General of Malaysia in Karachi Abu Bakar Mamat has invited the members of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) to participate in INTRADE Malaysia 2014 exhibition which is scheduled to be organised in Kuala Lumpur from October 20-22, 2014. Speaking at a meeting during his visit to Karachi Chamber, Malaysian Consul General informed that International Trade ... Read More »

LCCI Polls: Customs Agents Alliance sees a ‘clean sweep’

LAHORE: LCCI Progressive Group and Customs Agents Alliance Vice Chairman Muhammad Amjad Chaudhry has claimed that the alliance has received a rousing welcome in all the market of the City and will make a clean sweep in the election with the grace of Allah Almighty. He was talking exclusively to Customs Today here at his office on Jail Road. Amjad ... Read More »

TDAP planning exhibitions in other SAARC countries: Dr Shimail  

ISLAMABAD: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is planning to organize exhibitions like Alishaan Pakistan in other countries of the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC). “TDAP Chief Executive S M Muneer has endorsed the concept presented by different organizations of traders on the sidelines of Alishaan Pakistan exhibition held in New Delhi,” the outgoing President of Rawalpindi ... Read More »

Turkey ready to sign PTA with Pakistan: Murat Mustu

KARACHI: Murat Mustu, Commercial Attaché at the Consulate General of Republic of Turkey in Karachi has said that Turkey is ready to sign the much-awaited Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Pakistan as nothing was pending from the Turkish side but it was being delayed by Pakistani government. Speaking at a meeting during his visit to Karachi Chamber of Commerce and ... Read More »