IMF’s Lagarde warns trade conflicts dimming global growth outlook

Lagarde, in a speech ahead of the IMF and World Bank’s annual meetings next week in Indonesia, said growth was at its highest level since 2011, but had plateaued, with fewer countries participating in the expansion

Asad Umar presents amendments to budget for ongoing fiscal year

Finance Minister Asad Umar on Tuesday announced a “mini-budget” in the National Assembly and said that if the government continues in the present economic trajectory, the country will be doomed.

Asian shares tripped up by new U.S. tariff threat

U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion on Chinese imports as early as Monday.

Trump readies tariffs on $200 billion more Chinese goods despite talks: source

Trump, who had already imposed 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods, said a week ago that he would be adding tariffs on another $200 billion in goods

Has CPEC hit a major roadblock?

China’s infrastructure building spree across the nation seems to have been halted due to Pakistan’s inability to pay its loans

Election 2018: Political parties release specific plans for CPEC

ISLAMABAD: With the General Election 2018 around the corner, almost all major political parties have come up with their respective election manifestos featuring their...

22 projects worth $28.6 billion under implementation: Dr Shamshad

At least 22 projects worth $ 28.6 billion are under implementation which included 15 energy projects under the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

China’s Li visits Berlin with trade warning for Trump: ambassador

The trade conflict between Europe, China and the United States is high on the agenda for the consultations between Li and Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday.

Commerce secretary inaugurates PHDEC’s head office, reassures future plans

Commerce Secretary Younus Dagha inaugurated the new head office of the Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC) on Monday.

Pakistan, Tajikistan agree to substantially increase bilateral trade

Pakistan and Tajikistan Saturday agreed to make joint efforts to substantially increase the bilateral trade, noting that there existed huge economic potential to exploit.

FBR for AEO programme to boost trade

In order to remove the hurdles in cross-border trade, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to make rules regarding the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme.

LCCI urges govt to put off EDE agreement with China

The LCCI office-bearers said that over-invoicing in China is common to get custom rebates and it is impossible to match trade data with China through Electronic Data Exchange system.

Chinese companies keen in joint ventures with Pakistani companies

Speaking at the occasion, the representatives of Chinese companies said this was their first visit to Pakistan to explore business opportunities in Pakistani market.

US showcases agricultural partnership at Expo in Lahore

LAHORE: The Embassy of the United States of America showcased its long-standing support for Pakistan’s agriculture sector with a pavilion at the Dawn Food...

Iranian envoy invites Pakistani businessmen to avail potential of Free Trade Zones

Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost has said that Iran and Pakistan should concentrate on trade and economic activities to further improve bilateral relations. Iranian Free Trade Zones have great potential for Pakistani businessmen and they should avail this opportunity through joint ventures.

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MoF to seek cabinet’s approval over appointment of NBP chief

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is considering approaching the federal cabinet over the appointment of Arif Usmani as National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)...