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Trade volume with Spain crosses $2bn mark in three years ISLAMABAD: The trade balance with Spain has been witnessed in favour of Pakistan as the trade between the two countries crossed US$ two billion mark during last three years.The trade between the two countries during 2010-11 was $ 754.589 million including $ 571.505 million exports and $ 183.084 million imports and during 2011-12, the trade volume was $ 627.855 million including $ 490.148 exports and $ 137.707 million imports.Similarly, during 2012-13, the trade volume between Pakistan and Spain was $ 686.692 million including $ 527.139 exports and $ 159.553 imports during the period.According to data issued by Ministry of Textile Industry, the major items of exports were articles of apparel and clothing (knitted), made-up articles of textile materials, cotton fabrics woven and articles of apparel and clothing textile materials while major items of import from Spain include machinery (of all sorts) & its parts, chemical materials and products, iron and ...

Asian markets higher after US growth data HONG KONG: Asian markets climbed on Monday following a record lead from Wall Street after US economic growth figures came in well above expectations.Chinese shares picked up after the mainland's central bank last week injected funds into financial markets to calm fears of a cash crunch.Sydney climbed 0.51 percent, or 26.7 points, to end at 5,291.9 and Seoul rose 0.68 percent, or 13.54 points, to close at 1,996.89.Shanghai added 0.24 percent, or 4.91 points, to ...

Pakistan, India DGMOs to meet on Tuesday ISLAMABAD: Directors General Military Operations of Pakistan and India will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, December 24) to discuss the situation on the Line of Control (LoC).The DGMOs meeting will discuss the situation on the Line of Control, reported Radio Pakistan.Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam told Radio Pakistan that the two commanders will also discuss firing incidents on the working boundary.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013

SHC says it cannot lift Musharraf travel ban KARACHI: SHC on Monday said it was unable to lift a travel ban on former military chief Pervez Musharraf, a day before his trial for treason was due to start.Musharraf's lawyer petitioned the Sindh High Court (SHC) last month to remove the retired general's name from an "exit control list" (ECL) so he could leave the country to visit his sick mother in Dubai.Musharraf lawyer A. Q. Hallipota said the Sindh court in Karachi had ...

SE Asia Stocks: Mixed; Thai shares hit 15-week low on political crisis BANGKOK: Thai stocks fell to their lowest in 15 weeks on Monday, underperforming the rest of Southeast Asia, as political uncertainties gripped sentiment, while Indonesian shares hovered near one-week lows amid losses in coal miners.The Thai key SET index slipped 1.2 percent to 1,326.67 by midday, having hit 1,322.57 at one point, the lowest since Sept. 6. Trading volume fell to 0.38 percent of a full-day average over the past 30 sessions.Technically, supports for the ...

RECORDER REPORT: KSE mid day update KARACHI: On Monday, until mid day, KSE-100 Index was at 25447.09 with a negative change of 132.24 and volume of 62,353,040 shares.High and Low were 25631.74 and 25413.51 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 95,167,440 shares with 285 total traded companies out of which 120 were up, 149 were down and 16 were unchanged.Commercial Banks was the top traded sector with total traded volume of 16,888,000 shares. It was followed by Personal Goods ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,409.00 1.31
Arrow Nasdaq 4,683.41 0.98
Arrow S&P 2,017.30 0.95
Arrow FTSE 6,810.60 0.22
Arrow DAX 10,737.87 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,631.43 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 17,606.22 1.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,595.85 1.07
Arrow Sensex 29,681.77 0.41

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