East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) has said that some of the parts produced by Kobe Steel Ltd. used on its Shinkansen bullet train failed to meet the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS), local media reported on Saturday.

Oman has achieved a year-on-year growth of 12.3 percent in gross domestic product (GDP) at 33.54 billion U.S. dollars for the first half of 2017, report suggested.

Revelations that Japan's second-largest automaker Nissan Motor Co. has been involved in improper inspection practices has dealt a hammer blow to the embattled automaker itself, as well as the broader manufacturing industry, informed sources here said.

Pakistan's current account (CA) deficit was recorded at 956 million U.S. dollars in September this year when compared with 550 million dollars reported in August.