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Balance Of Trade

Balance of trade figures weak in March 2018

The balance of trade compares the value of a country’s exports of goods and services against its imports. When exports are greater than imports, that’s a trade surplus. Most nations view that as a favorable trade balance. A country that …

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Kibor Rates

Kibor Rate

Kibor rate is the average interest rate at which term deposits are offered between prime banks in the Pakistani wholesale money market or interbank market. KIBOR as a benchmark, to encourage transparency  and improve management of the market risk undertaken …

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Economic Indicator Of Pakistan

Economic Indicator

An economic indicator is a statistic about an economic activity. Economic indicators allow analysis of economic performance and predictions of future performance. Economic indicators include various indices, earnings reports, and economic summaries. PAKISTAN – ECONOMIC INDICATORS Overview Last Reference Previous …

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Demographic

Demographic

Demographic is the study of a population based on factors such as age, race and sex, among others. Governments, corporations and non-government organizations use demographics to learn more about a population’s characteristics for many purposes, including policy development and economic …

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Inflation

Inflation

Inflation is a sustained increase in the general level of prices of goods and services in an economy. When the price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services; consequently, inflation reflects a reduction in the purchasing …

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Interest Rates

Interest Rates

An interest rate is the cost of borrowing money, or conversely, the income earned from lending money. Interest rates are expressed as percentage of the principal per period. “Reduced interest rates encourage people to spend money on home improvements”   …

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Commodity

Commodity News

OIL PRICES SOAR AFTER DROP IN US STOCKPILES Crude oil prices rose on Thursday to extend gains from the previous session after official government data showed US stockpiles had eased from record highs. Prices surged on Wednesday after a slew …

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Commodity

Commodity News

OIL PRICES SPRING BACK Oil prices climbed on Thursday after sharp losses the session before, buoyed by strong compliance with touted international production cuts, although a surge in US crude inventories continued to drag. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting …

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Commodity

Commodity News

GOLD INVESTORS GET A WAKE UP CALL AS US RATE-HIKE ODDS SURGE Gold investors are waking up to the reality of an increasing probability that borrowing costs in the US could rise this month. Bullion futures fell for a second …

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Commodity

Commodity News

OIL PRICES RISE AFTER DROP IN US INVENTORIES Oil prices rose on Thursday after US data showed a surprise decline in inventories, suggesting that a global glut may be ending after moves by OPEC to cut production. Benchmark Brent crude …

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