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Weekly Inflation goes down ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on December 4 for the lowest income group up to Rs. 8,000 registered decrease of 0.67 percent as compared to the previous week.The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 204.47 points against 205.84 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 decreased by 0.89 per cent as it went down from 214.00 points in the previous week to 212.10 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 decreased by 0.38 percent.As compared to the last week, the SPI for the income ...

Politics of confrontation hampering national economy: FPCCI LAHORE: The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Monday said that the PTI's politics of confrontation causing huge loss to the national economy. Speaking to a large gathering of business leaders, importers and exporters, business magnates and tycoons here, Vice President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, SM Naseer said the country has been passing through a critical phase since its inception and it is the need of the hour ...
Sindh CM announces raise in minimum sugarcane price KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali on growers' demand and in public interest has increased minimum price of sugarcane from Rs 155 to Rs 182 per maund.Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, he asked the sugar mills owners to start procurement of sugarcane at the fixed rates and start the crushing season.The Chief Minister said "the prices of agricultural inputs have increased considerably, therefore the Agriculture Department, in consultation with the growers and ...
Procurement of Sugarcane to be ensured at fixed rates: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday issued instructions to divisional commissioners and DCOs that the procurement of sugarcane by sugar mills from sugarcane growers must be ensured at fixed rates .The process of purchase of sugarcane by sugar mills from farmers should not be stopped at any cost, he said.The chief minister also ordered indiscriminate action as per law against sugar mills which are not purchasing sugarcane from farmers at fixed rates.He ...
No notification issued to decrease sugarcane rates: DCO MUZAFFARGARH: District Coordination Officer (DCO) Shaukat Ali on Saturday said the Punjab government has not issued any notification for decreasing the rates of sugarcane.Presiding over a meeting with farmers and representatives of sugar mills here, he said that sugar mills were bound to give PCR at Rs 180 per maund to the farmers according to the previous notification.He said the sugar mills could decrease the rates after issuance of notification by the Punjab government. He ...
1.26mn Pakistanis sent abroad for employment in 22 months ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development has sent/registered 1.26 million Pakistanis for employment abroad during last 22 months.Of the total 663,305 were sent abroad for employment during 2013 and up to October 2014 from Punjab province, 129,235 from Sindh, 292,168 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), 15,503 from Balochistan, 67,752 from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) 2,961 from Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and 84,132 Pakistanis were sent from Azad Jammu Kashmir.Sources at the Ministry said ...
New textile policy demanded FAISALABAD: Textile exporters have demanded the approval of new txtile policy for redrassal of the exporters' problems. Expressing concern over the delay in the approval of textile policy here Friday, Sohail Pasha, chairman and Rizwan Riaz, vice chairman of Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) demanded that new five-year textile policy should include financial and industrial facilities, remove hurdles and ensure the provision of necessary incentives to enhance the textile exports to USD 26 billion by ...


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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 $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln