01-Pakistan is a frontier economy rather than an emerging- Pakistan outperforms India in stock returns during last 16 years- Forbes

Gulf newspaper terms Pakistan Asia’s best market while an Indian newspaper report says Pakistan’s stock market has outperformed the Indian equity market with a huge gap since the beginning of the new century. Over the past 16 years, the MSCI Pakistan index climbed over 14 per cent in dollar terms on a compounded annual growth (CAGR) basis, while the MSCI India index has advanced 8.39 per cent annually during the same period, data available with Bloomberg showed.

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02-Syrian Rebels Suspend Plans for Taking Part in Peace Talks

Syrian rebels said they are suspending negotiations to join peace talks in Kazakhstan later this month because of what they say are repeated cease-fire violations by Syrian government forces.

03-At least 60 inmates killed in prison riot in northern Brazil

At least 60 inmates died during a prison riot in the northern state of Amazonas, including several who were beheaded or dismembered, Brazilian state authorities said Monday. This is the biggest prison massacre in our state's history,” Fontes said during a press conference.

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