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In the shadows of talks between the countrys economic managers and the IMF; whispers of discontent with fiscal commandeering are getting louder among independent economic experts.
The ever-increasing volatility in the gold spot and future prices has undoubtedly changed the status of gold from a safe haven to a relatively volatile asset. As analysts throughout the world change their views on gold; investors are becoming more cautious with regards to fresh positions in the precious metal for investment purposes.
Amongst the top six destinations for FDI in 2009-2011 set forth by UNCTAD in its World Investment Prospects Survey 2009-2011, China and India represented the Asian developing economies. FDI in these countries has been increasing as they continue to offer business-friendly environment to the foreign investors.
Pakistan International Airline continues to disappoint its stakeholders be they passengers, shareholders or the government.
Study of market behaviour in Treasury-bill auctions provides a quick and easy formula to examine two vital indicators: interest rate direction and liquidity position.
The government is not alien to reversing decisions, whether they are political or economic in nature. But, it happens seldom that a decision is reversed for sound reasons. So, the governments decision to roll back the gas load management plan that would have curtailed the supply of natural gas to fertiliser companies during the winter months is commendable.
FY12 is certainly the year of recovery for Pakistani automakers. Data released by Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association show that all industry participants are off to a flying start in the first four months of the current fiscal year.


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,172.68 0.62
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Banking Review 2013

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 18, 2014
Reserves $13.525 bln