Alibaba president impressed with IT growth in Pakistan

Pakistan has achieved economic stability over the last three years and is now amongst the fastest growing economies of the region, said...

Chinese keen to explore opportunities in manufacturing in Karachi, Lahore

Speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce (LCCI), opportunities in the Tianjin People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries Vice President Chen...

Current account deficit increases to $6.13b as per SBP figures

In figures released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday, it was revealed that the current account deficit for the...

Indecisiveness over Panama leaks adversely impacted development/business activities

Though the Supreme Court of Pakistan is all set to announce its long-awaited verdict in the Panamagate case on Thursday (today), the delayed announcement...

Budget Proposals 2017-18: PAMA seeks cut in duties on tractor industry

Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) has requested the government to abolish customs duty, additional customs duty, and reduce the rate of input...

Market witnesses highest ever points swing since IK’S Dharna called off on Nov 1, 2016, says Topline Securities

KSE-100 witnessed the most volatile session (hi/lo spread of 3.56pc) since Nov 1, 2016, with the index witnessing 1668 points intraday stock...

Sialkot should become an SEZ, suggests SCCI President

Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) President Majid Raza Bhutta suggested on Tuesday that Sialkot Export Processing Zone (SEPZ) be granted...

BOG PIPS approves proposed budget for FY 2017-18

The Board of Governors of Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS), on Tuesday, met under the leadership of its President, Speaker National...

Recovery of non-tax revenue reviewed by provincial finance minister

A meeting was conducted by Provincial Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha on Tuesday to analyse recoveries of non-tax revenue during March...

NA standing committee suggests 2pc cut in GST

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance while meeting on Tuesday advocated for reducing General Sales Tax (GST) from the current 17...

NHA awards Rs9.2bn contract for last section of western route under CPEC

The National Highway Authority (NHA) on Wednesday awarded a contract of Rs9.2b to the joint venture (JV) of construction firms SKB and...

Govt offers Alibaba complete support for establishing e-commerce

In a major development, the government has offered complete support to the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to commence its operations in Pakistan...

‘SAARC Investment Outlook’ aims to facilitate businessmen, investors of South Asia

SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) has launched its recent publication “SAARC Investment Outlook” to unleash the true potential of...

WB projects Pakistan’s economy to grow at 5.2 pc in 2017

With growth prospects continuing to improve and inflation remaining contained, Pakistan economy would continue to grow at 5.2 percent in 2017, the...

WB projects macroeconomic indicators to grow in future

The World Bank has projected the growth of Pakistan’s industrial sector at 7.7 percent by 2019. According to the twice-a-year South Asia Economic...

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