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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,135
6324hr
Pakistan Cases
1,221,261
2,51224hr
4.4% positivity
Sindh
449,349
Punjab
420,615
Balochistan
32,722
Islamabad
103,923
KPK
170,738

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APL up on profits

Despite higher than expected earnings growth in 1HFY17, Attock Petroleum Limited (PSX: APL) share prices went down as there was swift selling; the shareholders most probably did not take the Rs15 per share dividend news well.
Published 30 Jan, 2017 11:38am
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National Refinery looking up

National Refinery Limited (PSX: NRL) posted its 1HCY17 result last Friday which saw a decrease in company revenue by 4 percent and a corresponding fall in cost of sales of 5 percent.
Published 30 Jan, 2017 11:37am
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Attock Refinery Limited

Attock Refinery Limited (PSX: ATRL) posted its 1HFY17 result last Friday which saw the companys unconsolidated result witnessing significant growth as compared to the corresponding period last year.
Published 30 Jan, 2017 11:08am
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Inclusive Development Index: Devil is in the details

What is inclusive growth? Google it, and you get this: Inclusive growth is a concept that advances equitable opportunities for economic participants during economic growth with benefits incurred by every section of society The focus is primarily on equity
Published 27 Jan, 2017 09:20am
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HCAR: Top of its game

As predicted, Honda Atlas Cars (PSX: HCAR) financial statements have started showing a resounding green after the launch of its new 10th generation, Honda Civic and is outperforming by a wide margin since this time last year.
Published 27 Jan, 2017 09:18am
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CPEC's softer side

Earlier this week, this column inquired how Pakistani firms and individuals should prepare for the countrys Chinese future.
Published 26 Jan, 2017 07:52am
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On PSDP spending

The federal spending on the Rs800 billion public sector development programme (PSDP) has picked pace in last couple of months.
Published 26 Jan, 2017 07:50am
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Power for Gwadar

The focal point of the much-hyped China Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the port city of Gwadar.
Published 26 Jan, 2017 07:49am
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JDW's sweet 1Q

For the first quarter ended December 2016, JDW Sugar Mills (PSX: JDWS) performance has been phenomenal.
Published 25 Jan, 2017 06:35am
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The feel good factor

Pakistans economy went through a patch of low growth and high inflation era (FY08-14) mired with bleak security situation and energy shortages.
Published 24 Jan, 2017 06:54am
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Gearing up for CPEC

The Planning Commissions silence over CPECs transparency issue is growing, even as critique by public economists and businesses mounts by the day, and mushrooming anecdotal evidence suggests that a strategic fog is filling up the space.
Published 24 Jan, 2017 06:53am
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PSX: steel-ing the show

The third week of January was a volatile one for the investors at the Pakistan Stock Exchange with wild swings from the onset.
Published 23 Jan, 2017 07:05am
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MPCL up in 1HFY17

Mari Petroleum Company Limited (PSX: MPCL) has given a couple of good news recently; it is looking to diversify into power generation, planning a 400MW gas-fired plant in southern Punjab as per media reports.
Published 23 Jan, 2017 07:03am
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Oops! Current Account slipping again

Increase in current account deficit portends mounting pressure on the balance of payment position, and unfortunately, it is just doing that amid all out efforts to keep the external account beefed up.
Published 20 Jan, 2017 07:37am
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Human agency

The recently released World Banks policy research report on the politics of development cites some interesting studies done at the intersection of politics and economics in Pakistan.
Published 20 Jan, 2017 07:37am