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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

coronavirus pandemic

Surprisingly weak April jobs report pushes yields lower
Markets

Surprisingly weak April jobs report pushes yields lower

  • The benchmark 10-year yield, which dropped to 1.469%, the lowest since March 4, was last down 1.6 basis points at 1.5452%, holding below a 14-month high of 1.776% reached on March 30.
  • The 30-year yield tumbled to its lowest level since March 1 at 2.158%. It was last up less than a basis point at 2.2449%.
Published 07 May, 2021 08:35pm
COVID crisis pushed 75 million Indians into poverty in 2020
World

COVID crisis pushed 75 million Indians into poverty in 2020

  • The number of Indians living below the poverty line is expected to reach 134 million, which is more than double the 59 million projected prior to the recession
  • The poverty rate in India rose to 9.7 percent in 2020, a sharp increase from the January 2020 forecast of 4.3 percent
Updated 05 May, 2021 11:01am
Global partnership need of the hour to defeat COVID pandemic, says Akram
Pakistan

Global partnership need of the hour to defeat COVID pandemic, says Akram

  • Pakistan's permanent representative says it is essential to provide equitable access to vaccines and technologies in a bid to counter the deadly disease
  • World must work towards facilitating the developing and poor nations with direct and indirect economic support and social safety nets: Munir
Published 04 May, 2021 10:25am
Shell swings back to profit
Markets

Shell swings back to profit

LONDON: Royal Dutch Shell swung back into profit in the first quarter as oil prices recovered strongly from a year...
Published 03 May, 2021 04:39am
China factory activity edges down in April
Business & Finance

China factory activity edges down in April

  • The report added that recovery would likely be seen in the service sector as well, after it was derailed earlier this year by domestic travel restrictions imposed during the Lunar New Year break to prevent further outbreaks.
Published 30 Apr, 2021 10:56am