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Despite frequent security inspections by the United Kingdom's border force at its airports, the Pakistani government appears reluctant to launch a formal protest before the UK authorities against their seemingly discriminatory act; it was learnt here on Monday. In the latest incident, two flights -PK 758 (London to Lahore) and PK-788 (London to Karachi) of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) were stopped for security clearance when they were about to depart from Heathrow airport.

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has proposed a regulatory regime for deposit raising non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), including automatic suspension/cancellation of deposit raising permission if an NBFC fails to comply with major regulatory conditions like equity requirements, Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) and minimum investment grade rating's requirement.
Bullish sentiments dominated on the Lahore Stock Exchange on Monday and the equities registered handsome gains amid slightly improved trading turnover. However, the LSE-25 index witnessed a marginal decline of 1.20 points and ended at 6350.08 against 6351.28 of last Friday while transaction volume was increased to 1.387 million shares compared with previous volume of 0.927 million shares.
Bears retuned in the driving seat at the Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) on Monday, where losers outclassed gainers amid decrease in index. ISE Ten Index showed a decrease of 19.42 points as the ISE Ten Index moved from 4,032.50 to 4,013.08 points. The overall turnover amounted to 245,000 shares as compared to previous volume of 32,000 shares.
On Monday, BRIndex30 opened at 19,355.99 points and remained positive throughout the trading session. It touched an intraday high of 19,794.10 points and an intraday low of 19,521.95 points and closed at 19,700.58 points which was 344.59 points or 1.78 percent higher than previous close. Total volume was 220,232,200, which was 60.82 percent of KSE All share volume and 88.42 percent of KSE 100 volume. The KSE All Share volume was 362,089,450 and KSE 100 volume was 249,086,480.
US stocks were little changed on Monday after a decisive Greek election victory by the leftist Syriza party spurred concern over fresh instability in the euro zone, even as the possibility of Greece leaving the bloc was considered remote. The Syriza party looked set to take on Greece's international lenders, with leader Alexis Tsipras pledging to end five years of austerity and renegotiate Greece's debt agreements. Potential conflicts with other euro zone governments could put more strain on the currency bloc.
Japanese stocks dropped on Monday as an anti-austerity party won Greece's general election, sparking fears of fresh instability in the euro zone and dampening investor risk appetite. In the thinnest trade since January 5, the Nikkei benchmark closed down 0.3 percent at 17,468.52. Investors said that expectations of strong corporate earnings helped the Nikkei recover most of its early losses.


ArrowDJIA 17,678.70 0.03
ArrowNasdaq 4,771.76 0.29
ArrowS&P 2,057.09 0.26
ArrowFTSE 6,852.40 0.29
ArrowDAX 10,798.33 1.40
ArrowCAC-40 4,675.13 0.74
ArrowNikkei 17,468.52 0.25
ArrowH.Seng 24,909.90 0.24
ArrowSensex 29,278.84 0.94

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln