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Stock Review

Stock Review

Profit-taking spoilsport; monetary, lockdown ease and budget news may favour market After posting a spectacular performance in the previous week (up 3.98%WoW), the market lost some of its momentum on profit-taking. The benchmark closed the week ended on 8th May …

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SBP’s relief package for households and businesses

SBP’s relief package for households and businesses

Amid growing concerns about the potential economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in collaboration with Pakistan Banks Association (PBA) has announced a comprehensive relief package. This package is aimed at facilitating stakeholders including households and …

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Coronavirus Pandemic: what next?

Coronavirus Pandemic: what next?

The world has changed dramatically during Jan-Mar quarter of 2020. A rare disaster has resulted loss of a large number of human lives. As countries implement necessary quarantines and social distancing practices to contain the pandemic, the world has been …

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Stock Review

Stock Review

Index keeps surging on improved economic factors During the week ended 17th April 2020, the benchmark index of Pakistan Stock Exchange (KSE-100 Index) exhibited initial signs of consolidation, managing to close the week at 32,831 points, up 2.5% WoW. This …

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Pakistan Day: time to reckon

Pakistan Day: time to reckon

Pakistan Day is celebrated with great fervor every year, but this year the circumstances are very different. People are living under extreme fear due to coronavirus pandemic, not only in Pakistan but around the world. The death of dozens of people from the …

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Stock Review

Stock Review

Massive selloff witnessed, uncertainty on Covid-19 fear to persist The week ended on 20th March 2020 started on a massive selloff and increased concerns over growing cases of coronavirus around the world. Commodities also witnessed a slide on the back of …

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Stock Review

Stock Review

Market remains under coronavirus fear, posts 5.7pc decline During the week ended 13th March 2020 Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) remained under pressure mainly due to coronavirus pandemic and plunging crude oil prices. Pak rupee also witnessed erosion in value. The …

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Will OPEC plus opt for deeper oil cut?

Will OPEC plus opt for deeper oil cut?

Members of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are scheduled to meet in Vienna in first week of March 2020. Top of the agenda item is to decide production quotas in the aftermath of coronavirus spread. To arrive at further …

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Need to end Saudi-Iran animosity

Need to end Saudi-Iran animosity

One completely fails to understand why even a thought of ending Saudi-Iranian animosity make the supporters of monarch jittery. If one could recollect lately Iraq made an attempt to ease tension between the two arc enemies, but turmoil was created …

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