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Global markets end 2015 with a whimper

World stock markets on Thursday ended 2015 with a whimper after sharp volatility sparked by China's slowdown, eurozone stimulus, the Greek crisis, rising US rates and a commodities rout. "After a year that began so promisingly the markets are wrapping up
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Cotton

BOARD MEETINGS

Board Meetings of Companies listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange.

Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Currency

Currency notes: exchange rates

Exchange rates for Currency Notes issued by the Treasury Management Division of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) here on Thursday (December 31, 2015).

Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Exchange

Barclays bid rates and maximum rates for payment of interest

Barclays bid rates, maximum rates for payment of interest by authorised dealers on deposits (other than those brought under FE Circular No: 45 of 1985) and on deposits (brought under FE Circular No: 45 of 1985) - issued by the Foreign Exchange Rates Commi
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Currency

State Bank of Pakistan conversion rates

Rates applicable for conversion into rupees of Foreign Currency Deposits, Dollar Bearer Certificates, Foreign Currency Bearer Certificates, Special US Dollar bonds and profits thereon by all banks and also for providing forward cover on foreign currency d
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Exchange

Indian rapeseed falls for third day on weak demand

Indian rapeseed futures fell for the third straight session on Tuesday on thin demand for the oilseed, while soyabean gained on short-covering. The January rapeseed contract on the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange ended 2.48 percent lower at 4,29
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Exchange

US natural gas up nearly seven percent as hit six-week highs

US natural gas futures rose nearly 7 percent on Tuesday as the heating fuel hit six-week highs and extended gains for a fourth straight day on cold weather and ahead of the expiry of the front-month contract. Since their December 22 close, gas futures on
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Currency

Base metals slump, face another storm in 2016

Copper and zinc lost a quarter of their value in 2015 while nickel fell by more than 40 percent as slowing growth in top consumer China, a supply overhang and a strong dollar hammered industrial metals. Worries about tighter supplies to come capped lead's
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Exchange

Palm oil falls

Malaysian palm oil futures fell on Thursday, after reaching a new 18-month high, on concerns of slowing demand after data showed exports declined. The benchmark palm oil contract for March on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange fell 0.6 percent to 2,4
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Exchange

Gold steady in Europe

Gold was steady on Thursday but poised to mark its third straight annual loss, ahead of what is likely to be another tough year with the prospect of higher US interest rates and dollar strength. Largely influenced by US monetary policy and dollar flows, t
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Exchange

US MIDDAY: gold sinks 10 percent for third annual loss

Gold was steady on Thursday, ending the year down 10 percent for its third straight annual decline, ahead of another potentially challenging year in 2016 amid the prospect of higher US interest rates and a robust dollar. Largely influenced by US monetary
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Currency

China cracks whip on foreign banks with forex shut-out

Chinese authorities are starting to police the nation's foreign exchange market in a way currency traders have rarely seen before, levying penalty payments for aggressive trading and prompting some banks to turn down business. Reuters reported on Wednesda
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Exchange

Oil bogs down Wall Street as S&P 500 clings to gain for 2015

Wall Street dropped on Wednesday as Brent crude slid towards 11-year lows and Apple weighed on the S&P 500 index, which clung to a meagre gain for 2015. The S&P energy sector was the poorest performer among the 10 major sectors, down 1.47 percent after fo
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Currency

Yuan in biggest yearly loss on record after volatile 2015

China's yuan weakened against the dollar on Thursday, finishing the year with a record yearly loss of 4.7 percent after volatile trading in last five months. A big question in global currency trade for 2016 is how much further the yuan might depreciate. S
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Currency

Dollar index ends year with nine percent gain in Europe

The dollar was set to end 2015 with a 9 percent annual gain against a basket of currencies on Thursday, a fall in December failing to take the shine off its strongest run higher since the turn of the century. In a rally that dates back to May 2014, the gr
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Exchange

Kenyan shilling strengthens

Kenya's shilling strengthened sightly on Thursday and traders said they expected it to weaken next week due to dollar demand from the manufacturing and energy sectors. At 0626 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 102.20/30 to the dollar, compared
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Exchange

Head coach expresses excitement over Aamir's return

Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis expressed excitement Thursday over the imminent return of Mohammad Aamir following a five-year ban for spot-fixing. Aamir, 23, is favourite to get the selectors' nod for a tour of New Zealand, where Pakistan will play th
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Exchange

Iran-US tensions flare over sanctions threat, rocket claim

Iran accused the United States of lying Thursday about alleged test-firing of rockets near an American warship and anger rose in Tehran at the spectre of new sanctions from Washington. Iran's Revolutionary Guards denied that its naval forces had been invo
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Exchange

Two shot dead over financial dispute in Rawalpindi

At least two people were killed in firing over financial dispute here on Thursday. Police said an exchange of hot words took place over fiscal issue inside a slaughterhouse in Lal Kurti area of Rawalpindi. The verbal clash turned violent after which armed
Published 01 Jan, 2016 12:00am
Currency

Currency notes: exchange rates

Exchange rates for Currency Notes issued by the Treasury Management Division of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) here on Wednesday (December 30, 2015).

Published 31 Dec, 2015 12:00am
Exchange

Barclays bid rates and maximum rates for payment of interest

Barclays bid rates, maximum rates for payment of interest by authorised dealers on deposits (other than those brought under FE Circular No: 45 of 1985) and on deposits (brought under FE Circular No: 45 of 1985) - issued by the Foreign Exchange Rates Commi
Published 31 Dec, 2015 12:00am