PAGE – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:19:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.2 The World’s Biggest Oil Producers http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/the-worlds-biggest-oil-producers/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/the-worlds-biggest-oil-producers/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:51:22 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=32458 After drone attacks on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, half of the country’s production capability has been knocked out. How much of an impact will this have on global oil supplies? As the latest data from BP shows, Saudi Arabia is the second-largest producer of oil in the world, accounting for 13 percent of all …

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Consumers Turn to Manufacturers for Action on Plastics http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/consumers-turn-to-manufacturers-for-action-on-plastics/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/consumers-turn-to-manufacturers-for-action-on-plastics/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:40:59 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=32456 Today, the most ambitious law to ban single-use plastics could pass in California. The two bills on the legislators’ table would plan to reduce 75 percent of plastic waste in the state within 10 years. Companies could only use plastics for packaging sold and distributed in-state that are fully recyclable or compostable by 2030 if …

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The Best Universities in the World http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/the-best-universities-in-the-world/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/the-best-universities-in-the-world/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:34:03 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=32454 The latest global university ranking has been released by Times Higher Education, putting the UK’s Oxford University at the top of the pile. Institutions are ranked based on five indicators: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. On this basis, the UK and United States completely dominate the top ten, and indeed the top 15, with only …

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U.S. Poverty Levels Fall To Pre-Recession Low http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/u-s-poverty-levels-fall-to-pre-recession-low/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/u-s-poverty-levels-fall-to-pre-recession-low/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:18:55 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=32452 The U.S. Census Bureau has published a report into income and poverty levels across the United States, finding that median household income in 2018 was $63,179 while median earnings for all workers was $40,247. Poverty has now fallen for the fourth consecutive year, thanks to the healthy state of the economy and it has hit pre-recession lows. In 2018, the official …

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The Price of the iPhone 11 Around the World http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/the-price-of-the-iphone-11-around-the-world/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/the-price-of-the-iphone-11-around-the-world/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:13:59 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=32450 Apple unveiled its new generation iPhone yesterday. The three new models, iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will be available on September 20 and pre-orders can be placed starting Friday. Notable new features include the integration of a dual or triple photosensor and improved battery life: The iPhone 11 Pro is supposed to last four hours …

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Could the Kashmir Issue Have Any Economic Impact on Pakistan? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/could-the-kashmir-issue-have-any-economic-impact-on-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/could-the-kashmir-issue-have-any-economic-impact-on-pakistan/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:02:39 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=32472 Tensions continue to remain elevated as the conflict over the entire erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan has no end in sight. The end of August 2019 marks a further escalation in the problem, despite positive words from the US President Donald Trump, who tries to reconcile both Imran Khan …

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Stock Watch http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/stock-watch-36-37-19/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/stock-watch-36-37-19/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:40:44 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=32164 Mutual funds and foreign buying helped KSE-100 index gain 3.3%wow Summary It was a short week with only three days of trading. The market remained closed due to Ashura holidays on Monday and Tuesday. In the stock exchange on Wednesday and Friday the foreigners were buyer by $1.32m and $1.08m respectively. There was heavy buying …

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Malala wins the internet with her iPhone 11 tweet http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/malala-wins-the-internet-with-her-iphone-11-tweet/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/malala-wins-the-internet-with-her-iphone-11-tweet/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:36:04 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=32321 Malala shared a photo of her wearing a bright blue dress featured a similar pattern to iPhone11. Photo: File/Apple   Published in Geo News on Sep 12th, 2019, Apple events are nothing short of glamorous. At the tech company’s recent event in California, the company unveiled the all-powerful new iPhone and iPad models along with …

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Action! Nigeria’s film industry draws global entertainment brands http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/action-nigerias-film-industry-draws-global-entertainment-brands/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/action-nigerias-film-industry-draws-global-entertainment-brands/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:35:23 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=32318 FILE PHOTO: Crew members film a scene on the set of a ROK’s film in Lagos, Nigeria July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja   Published in Reuters on Sep 10th, 2019, Alexis Akwagyiram LAGOS (Reuters) – “Oya!” shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English. Actors take their marks. Lighting blinks on. The film crew snaps into …

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JK Rowling donates £15.3m to Edinburgh MS research centre http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/jk-rowling-donates-15-3m-to-edinburgh-ms-research-centre/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/jk-rowling-donates-15-3m-to-edinburgh-ms-research-centre/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:34:46 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=32315   Published in BBC on Sep 12th, 2019, JK Rowling has donated £15.3m to support research into neurological conditions at a centre named after her mother. The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at the University of Edinburgh was established with a £10m donation from the Harry Potter author in 2010. Her latest gift will help …

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