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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

IMF

Editorials

‘All is well’

EDITORIAL: Prime Minister Imran Khan was reportedly briefed by his economic team that in spite of the continuing...
Published 19 May, 2021 06:00am
Tunisia's economy shrank 3pc in the first quarter of 2021
World

Tunisia's economy shrank 3pc in the first quarter of 2021

  • Tourism accounts for about 8% of Tunisia's GDP and is a major source of foreign currency. In the first quarter of 2020, Tunisia's GDP had contracted 1.7% from the same period a year earlier.
  • Tunisia, which has seen its debt burden rise and economy shrink by 8.8% last year in real terms, has started talks with the International Monetary Fund to seek a financial assistance package.
Published 15 May, 2021 06:15pm
Editorials

ICAP’s budget proposal

EDITORIAL: The Institution of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan’s (ICAP’s) initiative of preparing a Model...
Published 13 May, 2021 03:10am
Editorials

Widening trade deficit

EDITORIAL: It ought to be a matter of some concern that everybody in the government is harping on about exports...
Published 09 May, 2021 03:20am
IMF staff discussed Tunisia loan request, economic reforms
World

IMF staff discussed Tunisia loan request, economic reforms

  • "Of course we stand ready to support Tunisia and the Tunisian people, to cope with the impact of the crisis and move forward to an inclusive job-rich recovery and restore sustainable finances," Rice told a regular news briefing.
Published 06 May, 2021 08:05pm
IMF to revisit growth forecast for India due to surge in COVID-19 cases
World

IMF to revisit growth forecast for India due to surge in COVID-19 cases

  • The IMF will revisit that forecast when it issued a fresh World Economic Outlook in July, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters at a regular briefing, but gave no further details.
  • "We're all watching what is happening in India with concern," Rice said. "There will be spillovers ... contingent on how deep and how long the severity of this crisis continues."
Published 06 May, 2021 08:02pm