Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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SBP calls meeting of Bank Presidents, top builders on Naya Pakistan Housing Program

Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Dr. Reza Baqir called a meeting of Banks on Wednesday for deliberations on the measures proposed by Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority (NAPHDA) and identify a way forward to ensure sustainable market-led...

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Pakistan

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Ernesto Ramirez Rigo, visited Islamabad and Karachi during September 16–20, 2019 to take stock of economic developments since the start of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) and discuss progress in the...

Mian Zahid: Loans from IMF, friendly countries aided economy withstand shocks

Former minister Mian Zahid Hussian said that the Loans from IMF, friendly countries helped economy withstand shocks. President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI...

Food security a serious threat to masses, economy: Mian Zahid

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Monday said Pakistan is facing a serious food security...

Pakistan tops in discount rate among Asian countries

State Bank of Pakistan SBP in its meeting on Tuesday raised the discount rate by 100 bps to 13.25 percent with effect from 17th July 2019. The decision takes into account upside inflationary pressures from exchange rate depreciation since the...

IMF approves $ 6 billion for 39-month EFF arrangement for Pakistan

IMF has approved $ 6 billion 39-Month Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Pakistan. IMF after approval will immediately release 1 billion dollars. The EFF program will help Pakistan to reduce economic vulnerabilities and generate sustainable and balanced growth focusing...

Central banks abandon rupee despite promises: Mian Zahid  

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Friday said that the central bank has left the...

SECP holds roundtable to revamp bancassurance regulatory framework

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) held a roundtable to seek stakeholders’ suggestions and recommendations to revamp the 2015 bancassurance regulatory framework to achieve market development, enhance insurance penetration and protect policyholders’ interests. A large number of representatives...

Currency swap arrangement with China and Middle East need of the time: Malik Bostan

Chairman Forex Association of Pakistan (FAP) Malik Bostan Khan has urged the government to immediately implement currency swap arrangement with China and Middle East to strengthen Pakistani rupee. He hoped that China, which is Pakistan’s Iron Brother’ would facilitate the...

Rich should be targeted to improve revenue: Mian Zahid 

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Monday said the sale of bleeding state-run enterprises alone...
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NATO: Early withdrawal could expose Afghanistan to terrorism

NATO said that an early withdrawal from Afghanistan could leave the country a haven for international terrorism. The Secretary-General of...
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Trump’s European allies resisted sanctions on Iranian banks

A diplomatic correspondence showed that Germany, France, and Britain urged the administration of US President Donald Trump in late October to reconsider imposing new...

Britain to keep the Christmas shut until Easter in April

Easter has been set to lift the strict Corona lockdown rules in the United Kingdom, which were approved by the government during the Christmas...

10 things you didn’t know about the Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

The assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, whose name, life, and position he used to hold in Iran was released into the...

Biden appointed Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

US President-elect Joe Biden said that the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, will work to restore US foreign relations, explaining that Mayoras will...