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Pakistan Updated 25 Feb, 2021 04:25pm

ECP orders re-election in entire Daska constituency on March 18

  • The ECP has declared the by-poll held in the constituency on February 19 as null and void.
  • The ECP has ordered that fresh elections be held in Daska on March 18.
ECP orders re-election in entire Daska constituency on March 18
Currency Rate
USD PKR Interbank Selling / Feb 25
158.85
USD PKR Interbank Buying / Feb 25
158.75
USD to Japanese Yen / Feb 25
105.95
USD to Swiss Franc / Feb 25
0.91
Pound Sterling to USD / Feb 25
1.41
Euro to USD / Feb 25
1.22
UK LIBOR % / Feb 25
0.08
Stock Volume
S&P 500 / Feb 25
3925.43
India Sensex / Feb 25
50781.69
Tokyo Nikkei / Feb 25
29671.70
Nasdaq / Feb 25
13597.97
Hang Seng / Feb 25
29718.24
FTSE 100 / Feb 25
6658.97
Dow Jones / Feb 25
31961.86
Germany DAX 30 / Feb 25
13976.00
France CAC40 / Feb 25
5797.98
Item Value
Crude Oil / Feb 25
63.55
Karachi Cotton Assoc. / Feb 25
11700.00
Gold 10 Grams / Feb 25
94864.00
Gold Spot / Feb 25
1802.60
Cotton / Feb 25
93.69

Business & Finance

BR Research

Dismal telecom FDI

Foreign investment into the country’s telecom sector has flipped back to a disappointing trend in FY21 so far. The...
Published 25 Feb, 2021 07:30am
Stocks

Global share rally, rising oil prices buoy Gulf bourses

  • Brent oil climbed to a 13-month high of $67.30, after US government data on Wednesday showed a drop in crude output as a deep freeze in Texas disrupted production last week.
  • Saudi Arabia's benchmark share index rose 0.9%, with Al Rajhi Bank rising 2% and Saudi Telecom Company climbing 3.3%.
Published 25 Feb, 2021 09:25pm
Stocks

TSX falls as energy, materials stocks drag

  • The energy sector dropped 0.1%, while the materials sector, which includes precious and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, lost 1.3%.
  • Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 65.27 points, or 0.35%, at 18,419.26.
Published 25 Feb, 2021 09:21pm

Facebook promotes value of personalized ads in new campaign

  • The campaign called "Good Ideas Deserve To Be Found" highlights several advertisers that have grown their business on Facebook and Instagram, such as Houston-based fashion brand House of Takura.
  • Facebook's ad spending behind the campaign is in the millions of dollars, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Published 25 Feb, 2021 09:14pm

BR Research

Pakistan

Senate Election: All candidates from Punjab elected unopposed

  • Five Senators each from the PML-N and the PTI have been elected while one, Kamil Ali Agha, has been elected unopposed from the PML-Q's platform.
  • They were elected after all challengers withdrew their nomination papers today (Thursday).
Published 25 Feb, 2021 07:53pm

Lahore court issues release orders of Hamza Shehbaz

  • On February 24, the court had approved bail of Hamza Shahbaz after hearing arguments of his lawyers and the NAB prosecutor.
  • The court in Lahore issued the order after submission of Rs10 million surety bond against his bail.
Updated 25 Feb, 2021 06:39pm

Court orders govt to de-freeze Sanaullah's salary account

  • The verdict was announced by Judge Shakir Hassan on an application of the PML-N MNA seeking to de-freeze his bank accounts
  • The court ordered that the account Sanaullah uses to receive his National Assembly salary be de-frozen with immediate effect
Published 25 Feb, 2021 05:02pm

LHC directs Pakistani auto manufacturers to install airbags in all vehicles

  • "Almost all locally manufactured vehicles have airbags but those priced less than Rs1.5 million do not have this facility,” says PAMA cheif.
  • Airbags are not manufactured in the country but imported from abroad, he said, adding they need time to implement the court order.
Updated 25 Feb, 2021 05:02pm

FM Qureshi welcomes Pak-India ceasefire agreement

  • Foreign minister says the pact is a positive omen and urged India to strictly follow the ceasefire agreement
  • Pakistan has been highlighting the ceasefire violations at all international forums from the Indian side: FM
Published 25 Feb, 2021 03:04pm

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Europe

Ireland targets return to full employment no later than 2023

  • Irish businesses have been shut cumulatively for a longer period than any other European Union country over the last 11 months and have been back in a strict lockdown since late December that is set to run at least into April.
  • They see the change in hours worked as a reasonable proxy for the impact of the pandemic on the labour market.
Published 25 Feb, 2021 08:57pm
IMF prior conditions

IMF prior conditions

EDITORIAL: No definite date has been set for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Board approval of the staff-level...
PCB to invite 50 per cent crowds for Karachi-leg matches

PCB to invite 50 per cent crowds for Karachi-leg matches

  • Decision on Lahore-leg matches to be made in due course and will depend on how spectators follow the SOPs
  • PCB advises ticket-holders to come to the venue with original CNICs, reminds them of No Mask No Entry policy
Updated 25 Feb, 2021 05:42pm
Rizwan and Fawad promoted to Category A and C, respectively

Rizwan and Fawad promoted to Category A and C, respectively

  • This is a reward for their hard work and high-quality performances during the difficult and challenging bio-secure environments that tested their determination, resolve, commitment, mental toughness and physical fitness to the limits.
  • Fawad Alam scored centuries against New Zealand and South Africa, and has now aggregated 320 runs in 11 innings of six Tests.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 07:39pm