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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
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27,206
7124hr
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1,223,841
2,58024hr
4.69% positivity
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450,126
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421,800
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32,757
Islamabad
104,114
KPK
171,072

Miscellaneous

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Sugarcane's popularity

Earlier this week this column shed light on the area under major crops in Pakistan with an emphasis on wheat (published Monday).
Updated 09 Feb, 2017 09:46am
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War on cash

Announcing zero duties on digital transactions, the latest Indian budget suggests a continuation of Modi governments cashless push.
Published 08 Feb, 2017 06:05am
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Wind tariff: A welcome move

The tariff methodology in Pakistan is currently undergoing a positive shift towards competitive bidding from the former upfront tariff mechanism.
Published 07 Feb, 2017 07:50am
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PSO: A bitter sweet 1HFY17

Pakistan State Oil (PSX: PSO) announced its financial performance for the first half of FY17 yesterday, and where the firms earnings took a leap forward, no dividend announcement left a shareholder unhappy as the stock price nosedived.
Published 07 Feb, 2017 07:49am
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EPQL FY16: A mediocre year

Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited (EPQL) released it financial result for FY16 yesterday which showed a marginal decline in its bottomline as compared to the previous year.
Published 07 Feb, 2017 07:48am
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Economic solutions?

Economics is not an absolute science; and there can be multiple interpretation of a country's economic health, especially when it is emerging from a lull period.
Published 06 Feb, 2017 07:47am
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Amreli: Weak first half

Amreli Steels (PSX: ASTL) announced its half-year accounts ending December 2016 marking a less than encouraging period for the company this fiscal year.
Published 04 Feb, 2017 08:46am
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Colgate Palmolive on steady growth

Colgate Palmolive (Pakistan) Limited (PSX: COLG) is a multinational company operating in consumer goods segments: Oral care, personal care, fabric care, and surface care.
Published 03 Feb, 2017 08:48am
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Inflation calm for now

The headline inflation is heading south; but the core inflation is moving up, and latter's increased impact is more than offset by low food inflation.
Published 02 Feb, 2017 07:55am
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Gharibwal: Concrete beginnings

Gharibwal Cement (PSX: GWCL) kicked off the year with lukewarm growth under its belt starting off with a slower first quarter in terms of costs and margins, but 1HFY17 comes with better news.
Published 02 Feb, 2017 07:53am
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Shakarganj's sweet 1Q

Shakarganj Limited (PSX: SML) has started MY17 on an extraordinary note; for the first quarter ended, the companys topline has more than quadrupled over last year.
Published 02 Feb, 2017 07:52am
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Pharma exports 1HFY17

Relevant to earlier discussion on drug pricing (See column, Access to medicines) is the issue of falling pharmaceutical exports.
Published 01 Feb, 2017 10:08am
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MFFL up in 1Q

Mitchells Fruit Farms Limiited (PSX: MFFL) has the privilege to be one of the oldest corporations in Pakistan with an extensive history in the food sector.
Published 01 Feb, 2017 10:08am
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Honda: Solid prospects

Atlas Honda Limited (PSX: ATLH) wrapped up its third quarter ending December 2016 with a topline of Rs17 billion; which grew by 22 percent year-on-year owing to improved sales numbers this year around.
Updated 08 May, 2018 02:17pm
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EXIDE: Impressive bottomline growth

Exide Pakistan Limited (PSX: EXIDE) released its 9MFY17 result yesterday, which saw healthy growth in the companys gross profit margins as well as its bottomline.
Published 31 Jan, 2017 07:11am