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Print - 2019-10-20
The Weather
General News

The Weather

The weather report on Friday (October 18, 2019) and the forecast for Saturday (October 19, 2019).

Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Bullion Rates
Rates

Bullion Rates

Gold and silver rates in rupees per 10 grams prevailing in major cities on Friday (October 18, 2019).

Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Cotton Spot Rates
Rates

Cotton Spot Rates

Official KCA spot rates for local dealings in Pakistan rupees on Friday (October 18, 2019).

Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Hides and skin rates
Rates

Hides and skin rates

Hides and skin rates in rupees prevailing on the commodity markets in Karachi on Friday (October 18, 2019).

Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Automart: car prices in Karachi
Rates

Automart: car prices in Karachi

The prices of different makes and models of cars prevailing in Karachi in the week ended Friday (October 18, 2019).

Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
THE RUPEE: Firm trend
Money & Banking

THE RUPEE: Firm trend

Firmness prevailed on the money market on Saturday as the rupee did not move any side against the dollar in the process of trading activity, dealers said.
Updated 21 Oct, 2019 08:47am
THE RUPEE: Firm trend

THE RUPEE: Firm trend

Firmness prevailed on the money market on Saturday as the rupee did not move any side against the dollar in the process of trading activity, dealers said.
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Man City back on track after Crystal Palace win
Other

Man City back on track after Crystal Palace win

Manchester City brushed aside in-form Crystal Palace 2-0 on Saturday to narrow the gap to Premier League leaders Liverpool to five points. The defending champions travelled to London with questions over their ability to sustain a title challenge after two
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Spurs stumble again as Chelsea, Leicester win
Other

Spurs stumble again as Chelsea, Leicester win

Tottenham narrowly avoided an embarrassing home defeat to bottom club Watford on Saturday as Chelsea and Leicester leapfrogged champions Manchester City in the Premier League.
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Plans to hold Kabaddi World Cup in Pakistan discussed
Other

Plans to hold Kabaddi World Cup in Pakistan discussed

Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF)'s annual meeting was held under the chairmanship of its President Ch Shafay Hussain here Saturday in which annual performance report was presented and approval was accorded to the future programmes.
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Waseem steers Pakistan to win against China
Other

Waseem steers Pakistan to win against China

Waseem Khan steered Pakistan Under-19 team to a nine wickets victory against host China Under-19 in the first match by taking five wickets in the opening match of the Tri-Nation Under-19 Friendly Cricket Series being played at Ji'nan, No. 3 Middle School
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Hasan Ali likely to miss series against Australia
Other

Hasan Ali likely to miss series against Australia

Pacer Hasan Ali is likely to miss the series against Australia, as he needs another three weeks to rid himself of the back pain that has plagued him since the off season camp.
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Messi, Suarez, Griezmann on song to take Barca top
Other

Messi, Suarez, Griezmann on song to take Barca top

Barcelona's attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann all got on the scoresheet for the first time together in a 3-0 win away to Eibar which took the La Liga champions top of the table on Saturday.
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
U-19 cricketer Abuzar Tariq fined
Other

U-19 cricketer Abuzar Tariq fined

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Under-19 player Abuzar Tariq has been fined 20-percent of his match fee for level 1 offence relating to excessive appealing during a match in his team's National U19 three-day match against Southern Punjab at KRL Stadium, Rawalpindi.
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
After talks in US, China ramps up Brazilian soya purchases

After talks in US, China ramps up Brazilian soya purchases

Chinese importers have been busy booking fresh purchases of soyabeans from Brazil this week, despite the White House announcement that China had agreed to buy up to $50 billion of US farm products annually during trade talks last week.
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Trade activity falls on cotton market
Cotton & Textile

Trade activity falls on cotton market

Trade activity came down on the cotton market on Saturday as mills and spinners kept on the sidelines due to higher rates, dealers said. The official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 8950, they added. In ready session, 5,000 bales of cotton changed hands bet
Updated 21 Oct, 2019 10:37am
CBOT wheat futures higher

CBOT wheat futures higher

Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures ended higher on Thursday, with the spot December contract reaching its highest in nearly three months as signs of rising global cash prices prompted a round of short covering, traders said.
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Asia's naphtha cracks fall to one week low
Energy

Asia's naphtha cracks fall to one week low

Asia's naphtha crack dropped for a second day on Thursday to one week low of $88.25 a tonne, while the intermonth time spread eased to a three-session low of $24.50 a tonne as shrinking petrochemical margins may curb demand for the fuel.
Updated 21 Oct, 2019 10:37am
Huawei to issue first onshore yuan bond
Stocks

Huawei to issue first onshore yuan bond

The parent company of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will issue a 3 billion yuan ($422.61 million) onshore bond on Oct. 22-23, it said in a filing on Thursday.
Updated 21 Oct, 2019 08:48am
Foreigners turned net buyers of Japan stocks
Stocks

Foreigners turned net buyers of Japan stocks

Foreigners turned net buyers of Japanese stocks for the first time in three weeks on soaring expectations that the United States and China will end their trade dispute soon, as the two countries indicated some progress in their trade talks.
Updated 21 Oct, 2019 10:35am
Overseas investors increase Asian bond buying
Stocks

Overseas investors increase Asian bond buying

Overseas investors were net buyers of Asian bonds for a fifth successive month in September as hopes grew that the United States and China would agree a trade deal soon after officials deemed their talks so far "productive".
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Eurozone bond yields rise again
Stocks

Eurozone bond yields rise again

Eurozone bond yields rose on Friday, a day before the British parliament is due to vote on whether to approve an agreement on the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.
Updated 21 Oct, 2019 08:50am
Loonie posts 11-week high
Money & Banking

Loonie posts 11-week high

The Canadian dollar climbed to its strongest in more than two months against a broadly weaker US counterpart on Friday but gains for the currency were tempered by an uncertain outlook for Canada's federal election on Monday.
Updated 21 Oct, 2019 07:55am
Dutch port aims to keep on trucking despite Brexit 'chaos'
Global Business Economy

Dutch port aims to keep on trucking despite Brexit 'chaos'

While Boris Johnson scrambled Friday to sell his EU divorce deal to parliament, the Dutch port of Rotterdam handed out "Brexit Muppet" leaflets to truckers to prepare them for whatever happens.
Updated 21 Oct, 2019 06:39am
Facebook says it will deliver News Corp stories
IT & Computers

Facebook says it will deliver News Corp stories

Facebook on Friday confirmed that some stories from News Corp, publisher of The Wall Street Journal, will be among the headlines delivered in a news tab the leading social network plans to launch in coming weeks.
Updated 21 Oct, 2019 06:43am
'Baby Shark' attacks IMF meetings
Money & Banking

'Baby Shark' attacks IMF meetings

Serious talk of trade wars and a slowing world economy fell victim on Saturday to a "Baby Shark" attack. At a news conference at the conclusion of the International Monetary Fund annual meetings, a reporter in the front row received a telephone call, and
Updated 21 Oct, 2019 09:43am
Document suggests Boeing pilots saw MAX system problems in 2016
Global Business Economy

Document suggests Boeing pilots saw MAX system problems in 2016

A Boeing pilot behind the 737 MAX certification in 2016 told a colleague a key flight handling system was "running rampant" during simulator tests, according to documents reviewed Friday by AFP. The Boeing employees quipped about problems during simulatio
Updated 21 Oct, 2019 06:39am
Six killed in Mali attack
General News

Six killed in Mali attack

Six people were killed late Friday when unknown assailants attacked a post held by armed pro-government groups in strife-torn northeastern Mali, the groups said in a statement. Four more people were missing after the attack in Aguelhok, an alliance of pro
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Violent protests erupt in Chile despite state of emergency
General News

Violent protests erupt in Chile despite state of emergency

Demonstrators in Chile clashed with police Saturday despite a state of emergency declared to deal with Santiago's worst violence years. The day started with thousands of Chileans banging pots and pans in Santiago and other cities in the latest expression
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
HK democracy activist injured in knife attack
General News

HK democracy activist injured in knife attack

A man handing out leaflets for a Hong Kong pro-democracy protest was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant who slashed his neck and abdomen on Saturday, days after a leading activist was left bloodied in another street attack.
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Catalan leaders demand talks with Madrid after clashes
General News

Catalan leaders demand talks with Madrid after clashes

Separatist Catalan leaders on Saturday called on the Spanish government to enter into talks as Barcelona braced for fresh violence after days of clashes between police and protesters. Nearly 200 people were hurt in another night of clashes with radical se
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
PIAF demands incentives for overseas Pakistanis
Business & Economy

PIAF demands incentives for overseas Pakistanis

The Pakistan Industrial & Traders Association Front (PIAF) has asked the government to announce incentives and attractive package for Oversees Pakistanis to enhance the volume of foreign inflows, as the country received 1.43 percent less remittances amoun
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
EHL offers free mammography till 30th
General News

EHL offers free mammography till 30th

The Evercare Hospital Lahore (EHL) is offering free mammography and free check up for women at hospital from October 19 to 30, which is a part of effort to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
People keen to see real change: JI chief
General News

People keen to see real change: JI chief

Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Senator Sirajul Haq has said that people are keen to see real change as hollow slogans are not solution to their problems. "People are desperate due to skyrocketing inflation, unemployment and uncertainty in government policies. A cha
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Export agreements to help boost carpet industry: PCMEA chairman
Cotton & Textile

Export agreements to help boost carpet industry: PCMEA chairman

Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exports Association (PCMEA) Chairman Muhammad Aslam Tahir Saturday said that exports accords signed during 3-day International Carpet Exhibition will help strengthen the carpet industry besides generating new job opportun
Updated 22 Oct, 2019 06:22am
Young doctors, nurses' strike enters 10th day
General News

Young doctors, nurses' strike enters 10th day

The young doctors, nurses and paramedics strike at the Out-Patients Department (OPDs) in public sector hospitals across the province of Punjab entered its 10th day on Saturday against the privatisation of hospitals under the Punjab Medical Teaching Instit
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
PS-11 Larkana: By-poll result disappoints Murad
General News

PS-11 Larkana: By-poll result disappoints Murad

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that PS-11 Larkana was PPP's seat and he was disappointed on result of Larkana by-election. He claimed that voters were stopped for casting their votes and contesting candidate was also stopped going inside th
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Sea Thunder-IV naval exercise concludes
General News

Sea Thunder-IV naval exercise concludes

A bilateral exercise Sea Thunder-IV 2019 between Pakistan Navy Special Service Group and Indonesian Navy Special Operation Force (SOF) concluded. Sea Thunder is a series of bilateral exercises which is conducted annually between Pakistan and Indonesian Na
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Prices of essential kitchen items witness upward trend

Prices of essential kitchen items witness upward trend

Prices of essential kitchen items witnessed an increasing trend during this week past as compared to previous week, a survey conducted by Business Recorder revealed here on Saturday.
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Session on SME financing held at IBA
Business & Economy

Session on SME financing held at IBA

The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi held the second round table Coffee@CBER session on the theme, SME financing: Issues, challenges and future prospects, at the IBA, Karachi the o
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
SAI chief calls for controlling street crimes
Business & Economy

SAI chief calls for controlling street crimes

President of SITE Association of Industry (SAI), Suleman Chawla has urged the federal and provincial governments to pay special attention to the issues of Karachi, particularly the rising street crimes which must be tackled immediately in order to ensure
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Zero-rated status: PTA for including leather sector in 2nd FTA with China
Cotton & Textile

Zero-rated status: PTA for including leather sector in 2nd FTA with China

Chairman, Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA), Sheikh Afzal Hussain, has urged Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce & Textile, Abdul Razzak Dawood to look into the specific issues of leather sector particularly for inclusion of finished leather/dyed leath
Updated 22 Oct, 2019 06:42am
Snowfall in Naran, Babusar Top
General News

Snowfall in Naran, Babusar Top

Naran Valley of Hazara Division on Saturday received the first spell of snowfall of the current autumn that herald the fall of winter in the area while Babusar Top received second spell of the current winter season. Heavy rain was recorded in the rest of
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
ST refund bonds: SBP urged to direct banks and FIs
Money & Banking

ST refund bonds: SBP urged to direct banks and FIs

President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan, has requested the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to issue instructions to the banks and Financial Institutions (FIs) to immediately start accepting Sales Tax Refund Bonds as t
Updated 21 Oct, 2019 07:35am
Antonio Guterres pays tribute to Maleeha
General News

Antonio Guterres pays tribute to Maleeha

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has paid tribute to Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's outgoing Permanent Representative to the United Nations, for her efforts to make her country proud. The UN Secretary-General has expressed his "gratitude and a
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Crime incidence on the rise in federal capital
General News

Crime incidence on the rise in federal capital

The incidents of armed snatching, robbery and carjacking registered a significant increase in the federal capital, as over 10 cases of various kinds of thefts and 11 cases of car lifting were reported to different police stations of the city.
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am
Property dispute: Five of a family shot dead in Mardan
General News

Property dispute: Five of a family shot dead in Mardan

Five persons of a family on Saturday shot dead over property dispute in Gujar Garhi area in Mardan district. Police said the victims include a woman, her three sons and a granddaughter. They said the suspects managed to escape afterwards as heavy continge
Published 20 Oct, 2019 12:00am