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Cement sales illustrated an uplift of 3.4 percent year on year to tally 13.1 million tons in 5MFY13, according to the recent results posted by APCMA.
Apple has broken the ice on a possible solution to the much touted criticism of manufacturing jobs moving from the US to China. In an interview with NBC News, the new Chief Executive of the Company, Tim Cook, said the Company will be moving manufacturing of some Mac computers to the US.
Transparency Interna-tional, the leading international watchdog fighting corruption worldwide, has released its 18th annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2012, ranking Pakistan on the 139th position amongst 176 countries.
Its been called the icking time bomb by many, but for gold investors, the fiscal cliff is also a landmine of anticipation. Analysts are debating over whether the precious metal will tip towards the bearish end or the bullish end if the US goes over the fiscal cliff.
Saudi America, the latest buzzword has found ample space in media for its share to a sector already under limelight. Chanting the wildly optimistic renaissance in the world energy map, the US aficionados forget about the thorns that snag the rosy picture.
The latest estimates by the Pakistan Telecommuni-cation Authority show that by September end this year, the mobile network operators (MNOs) had signed up a total of 120.51 million cellular subscribers, highlighting meager improvement in the mobile teledensity. After losing over one million subscribers in July (possibly due to SIM verifications), the MNOs breached the 120 million threshold again in September.
Surely when the rule of law disappears, the only resort is the whims of the leaders. Amongst others, an issue that warrants attention is the crumbling rule of law situation in the country. Where corruption, lawlessness and nonexistence of accountability are rife, notion of one law for all seems to dissipate silently in the background.


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,778.15 2.43
Arrow Nasdaq 4,748.40 2.24
Arrow S&P 2,061.23 2.40
Arrow FTSE 6,466.00 2.04
Arrow DAX 9,811.06 2.79
Arrow CAC-40 4,249.49 3.35
Arrow Nikkei 17,210.05 2.32
Arrow H.Seng 22,832.21 1.09
Arrow Sensex 27,126.57 1.56

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln