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Weekly inflation down 0.36pc ISLAMABAD: The weekly inflation for the week ended on January 29 for the lowest income group up to Rs 8,000 registered a decrease of 0.36 percent as compared to the previous week.The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 200.71 points against 201.43 points registered in the previous week, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2007-2008=100, covering 17 urban centers and 53 essential items for all income groups and combined.The SPI for the combined group also decreased by 0.42 percent as it went down from 209.37 points in the previous week to 208.49 points in the week under review.As compared to the corresponding week of last year, the SPI for the combined group in the week under review increased by 0.25 percent.As compared to the last week, the SPI for ...

SECP to notify regulatory framework for issuance of sukuk ISLAMABAD: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) shall notify regulations for issuance of sukuk by the corporates soon for developing the capital market and to facilitate fund raising through Sharia- compliant financial products.A statement issued by SECP here Thursday said that the draft regulations were earlier notified to solicit public comments. Currently, sukuk are issued as an instrument of redeemable capital under Section 120 of the ordinance, mainly through private placements.Beside Section 120, no ...
Fodder grown in Kinnow gardens detrimental for crop SARGODHA: Chief Executive Punjab Agricultural Research Board Dr Noor Islam has warned that the cultivation of fodder or other crops in the Kinnow gardens is extremely dangerous for the growth of Kinno crop.Addressing a seminar titled 'Come to save Gardens' at Citrus Research Institute on Thursday, Chief Executive agriculture said that initial spray of board mixture was must for kinno plants.On the occasion the experts gave advices to the cultivators for the prevention of diseases ...
MCCI appreciates cut in interest rate by SBP MULTAN: Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) hailed cut in interest rate by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). In a statement issued here on Monday, MCCI president Mian Iqbal Hassan said that cut in the interest rate would help boosting trade in the country. He said that export, production would enhance while industries would revive by this step of central bank. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Exports of value added products witnessed significant increase ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan here on Monday said that exports of value added products from the country witnessed significant increase during the current financial year as against the exports of raw material.In a statement issued by the Ministry of Commerce, the minister said that due to the prudent policies of government and successful economic diplomacy the exports of value added products from the country increased which was a healthy sign for ...
CM orders to ensure mills' purchase sugarcane on fixed rate KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on the complaints of growers has taken notice against sugar mills management for not purchasing the sugarcane on fixed rates of Rs 182 per 40 kg.He directed Cane Commissioner to issue show cause notices to the millers in this regard, an official statement said here on Sunday.In his directive, the Chief Minister said that the government has notified minimum sugarcane price at Rs 182 per 40 kg. ...
LCCI hails cut in interest rate by SBP KARACHI: The industry has welcomed the 100 basis points in discount rate announced in Monetary Policy by the State Bank of Pakistan on Saturday. The Chairman Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Yakoob H Karim has said that after a long time, the Governor State Bank has made a wise decision to reduce interest rate and brought the discount rate down to 8.5 per cent. H said that by virtue of this decision the ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln