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Czechs edge Kuwait

Czech Republic have taken the early initiative in Group E at the FIFA Futsal World Cup, surviving a late rally from Kuwait to win 3-2 at Bangkok’s Huamark Indoor Stadium. Goals from

Pakistan have an edge over New Zealand

Pakistan, the 2009 Champions, will open their campaign of the fourth Twenty-20 World Cup against New Zealand at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Saturday (September 23). This group D match will start

Jobless claims edge down last week

New claims for unemployment benefits were little changed last week, a government report showed on Thursday, pointing to a marginal improvement in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits nudged

WAPDA edge out Nepal Police 2-0

LAHORE – National champions WAPDA struck in both the sessions to beat Nepal Police Club 2-0 in the Group C tie of the seventh AFC President’s Cup at Dasarath Rangasala Stadium on Wednesday. The goals were struck by Arif Mehmood and Jadeed Khan.
The home team opened the match in style. WAPDA got tempo in the seventh minute as Arif Mehmood went through the defense, but NPC keeper Ritesh Thapa came forward to clear the ball.
WAPDA surged ahead in the 38th minute through Arif

Zvonareva gets Russia the edge

MOSCOW – World number three Vera Zvonareva put Russia 1-0 up against Italy in their Fed Cup semi-final clash here Saturday, beating Sara Errani 6-0, 6-2. The 26-year-old Zvonareva notched her fourth win over Errani in as many meetings, winning in 56 minutes on the hardcourts of Moscow’s Megasport indoor arena.
Last year’s Wimbledon and US Open runner-up looked in complete command from the start breaking her opponent’s serve three times to take the opening set at love in just 25

Closed-end funds edge towards conversion

KARACHI – Despite the fact that the KSE-100 has performed relatively well, one sector which has not fared as well is the closed-end mutual funds sector. Recently, certain mutual funds have indicated they are looking to convert themselves from being closed-end to being open-end.
Therefore, the high level of discount applicable to the net asset value (NAV) of the funds has reduced significantly for those where conversion has already been announced. The lowest discount level is for

Sri Lankans have the edge over Black Caps

THE REAKITY CHECK – The Broader Perspective In a rematch of the 2007 World Cup semi-final, Sri Lanka take on the surprise package New Zealand in the first semi-final of the 2011 World Cup in Colombo today. While Sri Lanka have been more consistent with their performances in the tournament, New Zealand have been scrappy. However, they managed to pick themselves up just when it mattered and disposed of one of the favourites, South Africa, in the quarter-finals. The all-round depth of

Sri Lanka have the edge over Kiwis

THE REALITY CHECK – Though the match in Mumbai today isn’t a must-win one for both sides, a win for either team can be crucial for the group standings. If New Zealand win, they can top the group. Sri Lankan may not get to the top of the group (their game against Australia was washed out and points shared) but a win may change their next round rivals.
Sri Lanka have done well in the tournament except one match against Pakistan. The Black Caps are hit by injuries and for them to

Lack of awareness takes edge off Islamic banking

KARACHI – While conventional banking in Pakistan is faced with innumerable challenges in the wake of global and domestic economic recession, their counterparts in Islamic banks feel troubled by a single daunting challenge; a vast majority of potential customers in the predominant Muslim Pakistan lack awareness of Shariah banking.
“People don’t understand what you are offering,” said Muhammad Raza, Executive Vice President and Head of Consumer Banking at Meezan Bank, working as a

French pair edge towards European title

BERNE – French couple Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat were in pole position to win their first major title here at the figure skating European Championships on Wednesday heading the dance standings after the short programme.
The duo, favourites for the title after winning six of the seven competitions they have competed in, danced to music from Russian literary classic and later film Dr Zhivago to record a total of 66.91 points – they admitted that it was a theme that was