Dollar broadly lower after Trump remarks

The greenback slipped after Trump said in an interview on Monday that he was “not thrilled” with Powell’s raising of interest rates

China draws up new guidelines on identifying “hidden” local debt: Report

The new policy document calls on local governments to find out how much off-budget debt has been accumulated over the last three years and to draw up risk control plans

Pakistan risks failure of signing trade accord with EEU: Report

Officials believe the absence of diplomatic ties with Armenia could inhibit the finalization of the trade deal with EEU

LSMI growth jumped 5.38 percent in FY18

The highest growth of 13.24 percent was witnessed in the indices monitored by Oil Companies Advisory Committee (OCAC) followed by 5.04 percent growth in the products monitored by Ministry of Industries and 1.17 percent growth in Provincial Bureaus of Statistics (PBOS)

CPEC to boost economic activities, create two million jobs till 2030

Currently, most of the CPEC projects are categorized as infrastructure development. It will require civil engineers, mechanical, electrical and other related disciplines of engineering

Total water storage in reservoirs face 30 percent shortfall, as Tarbela hits maximum level

Pakistan’s main water reservoirs have gained 65.60 percent of the combined live storage of 13.681 MAF, of which 34.40 percent capacity requires to be filled

Trump not expecting any breakthrough in US-China trade talks

Trump said in an interview that he had “no time frame” for ending the trade dispute with China, which threatens to impose tariffs on virtually all goods traded between the world’s two largest economies

Caretaker govt projects Pakistan to pay $9.3 billion in external debt servicing

The external debt servicing obligation payment projection for FY19 is a touch less than the foreign currency reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)

PTI govt faces daunting challenge to meet its Rs8 billion tax collection target

The slashed income tax rates incorporated by the previous government would make it difficult for the FBR to achieve budgetary targets set for FY19 due to the recent changes has effectively exempted 1.2 million out of 1.4 million taxpayers, as per their projections

Textile exports clock $1.002 billion in July, register 16.09 percent MoM fall

During July, cotton yarn exports rose 7.62 percent YoY, touching $117.343 million

Greece successfully exits final bailout: ESM

ATHENS: Greece has successfully exited its final, three-year bailout program, agreed in August 2015 to help it cope with the continued fallout from a...

China defies US pressure as EU parts ways with Iranian oil

BEIJING/SINGAPORE: China, seeking to skirt US sanctions, will use oil tankers from Iran for its purchases of that country’s crude, throwing Tehran a lifeline...

Khushhalibank selects IRIS Payment Platform for digital transformation

Karachi: As Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited continues to expand its customer base amongst an increasingly growing microfinance market, it recognizes the need to continue to...

NBP signs MoU’s with Mobi Direct, becomes settlement bank, consortium member

ISLAMABAD: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) signs two Memorandum of Understanding with Mobi Direct enabling NBP to become a consortium member and settlement bank...

Zameen.com’s parent group EMPG announces $50mn investment as part of larger round

Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG), the parent company of Zameen.com and other vastly successful property portals in the MENA and South Asia regions, has announced that it has...

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