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Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:03pm

Russia approves first COVID-19 prescription drug for sale in pharmacies

  • R-Pharm's announcement is another sign Russia is pushing hard to take a global lead in the race against the virus
Russia approves first COVID-19 prescription drug for sale in pharmacies
Currency Rate
USD PKR Interbank Selling / Sep 18
166.00
USD PKR Interbank Buying / Sep 18
165.90
USD to Japanese Yen / Sep 18
104.74
USD to Swiss Franc / Sep 18
0.91
Pound Sterling to USD / Sep 18
1.30
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1.18
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3357.01
India Sensex / Sep 18
38979.85
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23319.37
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10910.28
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24340.85
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6049.92
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27901.98
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13208.12
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5039.50
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19961.30
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5.40
Foreign Debt / Sep 15
15087.50
Per Capita Income (CPI) / Sep 15
1516.00
Average CPI / Sep 15
11.11
UK LIBOR / Sep 18
0.08

Business

Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday: officials

  • Current TikTok users will see little change on Sunday and US Commerce Department officials said they will not bar additional technical transactions for TikTok until Nov. 12,
  • ByteDance has been in talks with Oracle Corp and others to create a new company, TikTok Global, that aims to address US concerns about the security of its users' data.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:11pm
Tunisia buys barley and durum in tender, no soft wheat
Commodities

Tunisia buys barley and durum in tender, no soft wheat

  • The grains can all be sourced from optional origins. The agency made no purchase of up to 42,000 tonnes of soft wheat also sought because of high prices.
  • The barley was bought in three 25,000 tonne consignments: with sellers said to be Dreyfus at $225.47 a tonne c&f, Glencore at $226.75 a tonne c&f and Aston at $223.00 a tonne c&f.
Updated 18 Sep, 2020 06:05pm

FBR releases tax directory of Pakistan's parliamentarians

  • Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Shaikh informed that some 90 Senators and 311 Members of the Parliament have paid taxes of about Rs 800 million.
  • Prime Minister Imran Khan paid Rs 282,449 whereas former prime minister and PML-N parliamentarian Shahid Khaqan Abbasi paid the highest tax of Rs 241,329,362.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 03:29pm

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Safe return to work

There has been a lot of emphasis on companies and businesses remodeling operations and being flexible and adaptive ...
Updated 18 Sep, 2020 12:13pm

Pakistan

FBR releases tax directory of Pakistan's parliamentarians

  • Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Shaikh informed that some 90 Senators and 311 Members of the Parliament have paid taxes of about Rs 800 million.
  • Prime Minister Imran Khan paid Rs 282,449 whereas former prime minister and PML-N parliamentarian Shahid Khaqan Abbasi paid the highest tax of Rs 241,329,362.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 03:29pm

Suzuki AGS – Shift Easy

Customers can save a big amount of up to Rs. 172,000+ via 1-year free periodic maintenance and free registration. Published 18 Sep, 2020 02:11pm

CAP elects office-bearers

LAHORE: Engr Syed Ashfaq Hussain and Engr Arshad Dad have been elected unopposed as Chairman and Senior Vice ... Published 18 Sep, 2020 02:59am

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Jul-Aug FDI up 40pc YoY

Jul-Aug FDI up 40pc YoY
KARACHI: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Pakistan surged by 40 percent during the first two months of this fiscal... Published 18 Sep, 2020 02:59am

World

Fed's Kashkari wanted stronger commitment to delay rate hikes

  • The US central bank earlier this week signaled it would keep interest rates in their current range of 0% to 0.25%.
  • I would have preferred the Committee make a stronger commitment to not raising rates until we were certain to have achieved our dual mandate objectives.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:05pm
Europe

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he provided source for Democratic emails

  • Assange's lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, said she observed a meeting where former Republican US Representative Dana Rohrabacher and Charles Johnson.
  • Robinson said Assange was told that Trump approved of the meeting and that Rohrabacher would later meet with the president to discuss the reaction to the proposed deal.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:06pm
Middle East

Israel closes schools again as COVID-19 cases surge

  • The initial lockdown was imposed in late March and eased in May, when the number of new cases dropped to about 20 a day.
  • The new lockdown, due to last three weeks, coincides with the start of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, traditionally a time for large family gatherings.
Published 17 Sep, 2020 08:13pm

Ignominious Arab stampede?

EDITORIAL: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain signed agreements on September 15, 2020 in Washington for...

Justice system's injustices

EDITORIAL: Two speeches at the ceremony to mark the start of the new judicial year at the Supreme Court (SC) in...

Gifts in the Toshakhana

EDITORIAL: The word 'Toshakhana' has been all over the news cycle lately, because of all the references filed ...
Save Sindh!

Save Sindh!

Sindh’s problems can only be resolved by carrying out deep rooted reforms which must include the accountability of those at the helm of affairs. Adhoc measures such as the announcement of relief packages cannot address Sindh’s issues on a long term basis in fact they can further aggravate the existing issues and not just that but the country’s fiscal problems can worsen.