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That China reported the largest monthly trade deficit in two decades is no small news. After all, the giant countrys economic telltales reflect immensely on the dynamics of the global economy in one way or the other.
Its not easy being a child in Pakistan. Power break downs in the middle of study hour, dealing with angry neighbours whose window just got broken because there aren enough playgrounds to play cricket except the alley you live in, the unabashed ight one on the face which could have constituted child abuse in another country, and the list goes on.
The establishment of the head-office of the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) has transformed the adjoining area from a quiet residential district into a nasty battle-ground of protestors and security personnel. Before long, the streets around these headquarters may be bustling with protestors once again, only this time the irate employees will likely be replaced by boisterous business owners.
AllWorld Pakistan 100: global visibility for local ingenuity It all started in 1999 when HBS Professor Michael E. Porter, the renowned competitive strategy expert, came up with a unique idea to bring to light successful, yet obscure business ventures within the United States. He produced a list, US Inner City 100, which made headlines and caught the attention of US policymakers as well as investment strategists.
The bearish trend seen in the global food commodity prices over the last 6 months is being followed by rice. The higher prices that rice had during much of 2011 mainly due to massive flooding in Thailand; worlds largest rice exporter, started declining in November 2011. From 254 in November the rice price index of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations, started a downwards journey and in February the index fell to an year low of 233.
The bearish trend seen in the global food commodity prices over the last 6 months is being followed by rice. The higher prices that rice had during much of 2011 mainly due to massive flooding in Thailand; worlds largest rice exporter, started declining in November 2011. From 254 in November the rice price index of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations, started a downwards journey and in February the index fell to an year low of 233.
The heightened oil market irony seems to be getting out of hands. After a considerably steady journey with 15% YoY rise in January CY12, Brent crude started to escalate in February exceeding $125 per barrel.

 



 
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ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln