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Malala Yousafzai Wants To Become The Prime Minister Of Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai Wants To Become The Prime Minister Of Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai may only be 19 years old, but she’s already accomplished more than most people aspire to in a lifetime. In addition to being a staunch advocate for girls’ education rights around the globe, the Pakistani native is the youngest person to ever win a Nobel Peace Prize and …

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IMF: Any Further Oil Price Recovery Expected to be Limited

IMF: Any Further Oil Price Recovery Expected to be Limited

The slump in oil prices and ongoing conflicts continue to weigh on MENAP’s (Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan) economic outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its Regional Economic Outlook. Uncertainties arising from conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen are weakening confidence and lower oil prices …

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SOCAR May Put Up Joint Ventures’ Shares for Sale

SOCAR May Put Up Joint Ventures’ Shares for Sale

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR may put up for sale the shares of a number of its joint ventures, said SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev. He made the remarks Oct. 18 at a press conference dedicated to the beginning of the sale of bonds in the secondary market of Baku Stock …

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Southern Gas Corridor Remains Priority for EU

Southern Gas Corridor Remains Priority for EU

The European Union’s policy towards the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project remains unchanged, the European Commission press service told Trend commenting on the SGC project’s importance as compared to the Turkish Stream project. The SGC project is still a priority for the EU’s diversification and energy security strategy, the European …

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Over 90% Demand for SOCAR Bonds Accounts for Individuals

Over 90% Demand for SOCAR Bonds Accounts for Individuals

Absolute majority of applications for the purchase of bonds of Azerbaijan’s SOCAR State Oil Company was filed by individuals, SOCAR Head Rovnag Abdullayev said at the press conference dedicated to start of bond sales in secondary market of Baku Stock Exchange, Oct. 18. “Over 90 percent of the total number …

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Celebrities’ Endorsement Earnings on Social Media

HAVING just received a fancy new watch from TAG Heuer, Cristiano Ronaldo, a footballer, posts a photo of himself, wrist aloft, to his Instagram account. He dutifully thanks them for their “kind gift” and signs off the post with the company’s advertising slogan #dontcrackunderpressure. This is the latest frontier of a …

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Iran Is Stuck With China to Finance Its Oil Dreams

Amid the snake-infested marshlands on Iran’s border with Iraq, the control room monitoring North Azadegan oil field is manned entirely by Chinese technicians. In central Tehran, hundreds of Chinese pour out at noon from the telecommunications company Huawei to its canteen. There are now so many Chinese expatriates here, some …

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Why Difficult to Connect Israel to Southern Gas Corridor?

Why Difficult to Connect Israel to Southern Gas Corridor?

The practicalities and specifically, the infrastructure needs of connecting Israeli gas to the Southern Gas Corridor will make it difficult to accomplish, Agnia Grigas, energy and political risks expert, non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, told Trend Oct.17. Earlier, Cemil Ertem, advisor to the Turkish president, said that Turkey …

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Russia to Discuss Gas Transit Through Turkey with EC

Russia to Discuss Gas Transit Through Turkey with EC

Russia will continue to stay in contact with the European Commission and the European Union countries regarding the feasibility of gas transit through Turkey, RIA Novosti reported citing Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak. Undoubtedly, we will continue contacts with the European Commission and our counterparts from other countries in order …

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TAP’s Location in Italy has Least Environmental Impact

TAP’s Location in Italy has Least Environmental Impact

TAP will be able to proceed with the replanting of the olive trees along the route in Italy, starting from the micro tunneling area, from November 2016, Lisa Givert, TAP Head of Communications, told Trend Oct.17. She was commenting on protests in Italy’s Puglia region demanding the pipeline re-routed away …

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Michael Jackson Tops Forbes’ Highest-paid Dead Celebrities List

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Jackson raked an estimated $140 million in the past year for his estate, Forbes said on Wednesday. It is Jackson’s second straight year atop the list. He regained the title in 2013, a year after being pushed into second place by actress Elizabeth Taylor. According to Forbes, “Only few celebrities …

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