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Dwindling global commodity prices

Dwindling global commodity prices

Global commodity prices plunged 5.3% on a monthly basis in August, as against 1.5% increase in July. During the month under review global commodity prices dropped in 4 of the last 10 months. The poor performance reflected a sharp drop …

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Warehousing paucity

Warehousing paucity

Pakistan being an agro-based economy imports vegetables, cotton and many other agro products which must be a primary concern for those who would like to address the issue of current account deficit. One of the foremost issues in this regard …

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Independence day (Facts & Figures)

Independence day (facts & Figures)

Structure Of Interest Rates In Pakistan w.e.f. SBP Reverse Repo Rate SBP Repo Rate SBP Policy (Target) Rate 24-Mar-15 8.00 5.50 – 25-May-15 7.00 5.00 6.50 14-Sep-15 6.50 4.50 6.00 23-May-16 6.25 4.25 5.75 29-Jan-18 6.50 4.50 6.00 28-May-18 7.00 …

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Food insecurity: a real threat to Pakistan

Food insecurity: a real threat to Pakistan

Our actions are our future So called agriculture country in food crisis, why? Pakistan is essentially an agricultural country given the percentage of agricultural products it exports and the people employed in this sector. Pakistan has rich and vast natural …

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Agriculture package to provide fresh impetus

Agriculture package to provide fresh impetus

The recently announced Rs309 billion agriculture package, with emphasis on improving crop yields, livestock development and import substitution can be termed a right step in the right direction. Reportedly, the share of Federal government will be Rs85 billion, Provincial governments …

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