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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,432
5824hr
Pakistan Cases
1,232,595
2,35724hr
4.9% positivity
Sindh
453,051
Punjab
425,703
Balochistan
32,812
Islamabad
104,619
KPK
172,210

Angela Merkel

Demand for German goods keeps factories humming through lockdown
World

Demand for German goods keeps factories humming through lockdown

  • The Ifo institute said its business climate index shot up to 96.6, the highest reading since June 2019, from an upwardly revised 92.7 in February. A Reuters poll of analysts had pointed to a March reading of 93.2.
  • Despite rising infection numbers, the German economy started spring with confidence," said Ifo President Clemens Fuest.
Published 26 Mar, 2021 06:13pm
Tokyo rubber futures down
Markets

Tokyo rubber futures down

TOKYO: Japanese rubber futures dropped to their lowest in more than five weeks on Thursday due to worries about slow...
Published 26 Mar, 2021 05:22am
Merkel: EU joint debt plan must remain 'one-off' instrument
World

Merkel: EU joint debt plan must remain 'one-off' instrument

  • German chancellor urges lawmakers to back EU recovery fund.
  • Merkel calls fund 'indispensable' tool to overcome crisis.
  • Bundestag lower house of parliament ratifies legislation.
  • Legal challenges could slow down further ratification.
Published 25 Mar, 2021 08:13pm
Germany's extended lockdown to delay recovery till early summer
World

Germany's extended lockdown to delay recovery till early summer

  • "The upswing that was actually expected for spring is now more likely to set in from early summer," Deutsche Bank chief economist Stefan Schneider said.
  • "The prerequisite for this is that the infection rate declines as the weather warms up, and that there will be progress in vaccinations," Schneider added.
Published 22 Mar, 2021 07:22pm
Merkel party in crisis after defeat in regional polls
World

Merkel party in crisis after defeat in regional polls

  • In the days leading up to the regional votes, Merkel's CDU and its CSU Bavarian sister party were also rocked by revelations of lawmakers apparently profiting from deals to procure face masks in the early days of the pandemic.
Published 15 Mar, 2021 10:48am
German experts warn against lockdown easing as cases jump
World

German experts warn against lockdown easing as cases jump

  • "We can only have more relaxation if there are stable or falling case numbers," Karl Lauterbach.
  • On Saturday, the number of COVID-19 cases rose by 12,674 and the death toll was up 239, with the number of cases per 100,000 over seven days jumping to 76.1 from 72.4.
Updated 13 Mar, 2021 09:09pm