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Wheat exports post 100pc increase in four months ISLAMABAD: Wheat exports from the country during first four months of current financial year registered 100 percent increase as compared to the corresponding period of last year.About 1,061 metric tons of wheat were exported during the period from July-October, 2015 and earned US$ 0.220 million, said data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics here Tuesday.Meanwhile, exports of rice also witnessed 10.78 percent increase during the period under review as compared to same period of last year as about 898,603 metric tons of rice worth US$ 339.92 million as against 657,420 metric tons of US$ 306.89 million exports of last same period last year.The data revealed that vegetable exports during last four months has also witnessed an increase of 89 percent as the country was able to export 195,659 metric tons of fish vegetables of different kind and fetched US$56.779 million for the country.The vegetable exports during first four months of last ...

ICCI for enhancing oil storage capacity ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Tuesday called for increasing petroleum storage capacity in the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) to ensure uninterrupted operations and early completion of the economic corridor and mega projects.President ICCI, Atif Ikram Sheikh called for boosting GB petroleum storage capacity by 1000 percent which could help masses as well as armed forces in case of an emergency.Talking to a group of businessmen from Gilgit-Baltistan, he said that oil supply to ...
FPCCI appreciates 'TDAP for holding record number of 100 single country expos in a year' LAHORE: President Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Muhammad Adrees Sunday lauded the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) for successfully holding a record number of 100 single country expos in foreign countries to promote Pak products and attract foreign investors to Pakistan.Talking to APP, he said TDAP Chief Executive SM Muneer organised a total of 118 expos of which 100 in foreign countries. He said during the foreign expos, a majority of ...
Dar welcomes Dutch investment in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Saturday said that Dutch companies are welcome to explore business opportunities in Pakistan and avail the liberal investment regime that the country offers to foreign investors.He was talking to Dutch Ambassador, Ms Jeanette Seppen who called on him here, said a statement issued by Ministry of Finance.The Dutch envoy on this occasion said that a number of Dutch companies and firms of international repute were impressed ...
Buisness claims of Pakistan, Russia settled: Miftah ISLAMABAD: Chairman Board of Investment, Miftah Ismail Friday said that long outstanding issue of mutual claims of Pakistani and Russian businessmen has been settled.Addressing the meeting of Pakistan-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC), he said that almost two-decade old dispute which was creating trust deficit and unnecessary hurdles in expansion of business ties was amicably resolved.He said that major focus of IGC was to review the implementation status of the decisions taken during the third IGC and ...
Export of rice to Indonesia, Philippine, Sri Lanka to start soon: Khurram Dastagir ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Commerce Eng. Khurram Dastgir Khan on Friday informed the National Assembly that export of rice to Indonesia, Philippines and Sri Lanka would start very soon.Replying to various questions during Question Hour, he said , agreement to export rice to Indonesia has been finalized while with Philippines it is in final stage, adding that concern of Sri Lanka about quality has been removed and export will start soon.He said exports of rice ...
FCCI fully aware of its social responsibilities FAISALABAD: Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) has accomplished marked achievements since its inception and is committed to growth of trade and industry in Faisalabad, President (FCCI) Chaudhary Muhammad Nawaz said.In an exclusive talk with APP, he said FCCI, with more than 500 members, has been ranked second in revenue generation. FCCI was established in 1975 and it has played a proactive role in resolving the issues confronted by business community, he said. Muhammad ...


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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln