Economy

  SpaceX launches commercial satellite

WASHINGTON:- After two delays, private US company SpaceX on Tuesday successfully launched its first commercial satellite, after repairs were made to the Falcon 9 rocket. It roared into space at 2241 GMT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in ...

  FM directs SBP to ensure availability of dollar notes to schedule banks

ISLAMABAD: The Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Monday took a serious notice of the shortage of dollar notes with the exchange companies and scheduled banks.   The finance minister issued orders to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to ...

  Asian shares mostly lower after upbeat US data

HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly fell on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street after a better-than-expected US manufacturing report raised the possibility the Federal Reserve will begin winding down its stimulus this month.   Japanese shares bu...

  Bulls grow strong, push KSE to new height at 24,588 points

KARACHI: The local bourse touched a new height on Tuesday with the benchmark KSE 100-share Index bagging 186 points to close at 24.588.   Bull-run gained further momentum at the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) with a strong trade volume.   Shares o...

  Asian shares mostly lower, Shanghai hit by IPO fears

HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly fell on Monday, with Tokyo hit by profit-taking, while Shanghai tumbled on expectations China will restart initial public offerings in the new year, raising fears of a share glut. Investors seemed broadly unmove...

  Stock prices gain as KSE closes 99 points up

KARACHI: Prices of equities at Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) registered gains on Monday, as the local bourse’s benchmark 100-share Index finished 99 points higher at 24,401.   The share market witnessed an impressive start at the beginning of last...

  Oil prices extend gains in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices extended gains in Asian trade Tuesday, with strong manufacturing data from major economies auguring well for demand, analysts said.   Investors are also keeping an eye on a meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting...

  Dollar will be brought down to Rs98: Dar

KARACHI: Federal Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar Tuesday claimed that government will be able to bring the dollar down to a level where it was used to be available at Rs98 across the country.   Speaking in Geo News programme ‘Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Saat...

  Fast-food protests planned for 100 US cities

NEW YORK: Fast-food workers in about 100 US cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.   The actions would build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call...

  Oil prices edge higher

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asian trade Monday as dealers welcomed upbeat manufacturing data in China, the world´s top energy consumer, analysts said. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for January delivery, was up 52 ce...

  Shahbaz orders surprise visits of markets to check prices

LAHORE: Taking notice of the sky-rocketing prices of the edibles, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif directed the concerned officials to conduct surprise visits of vegetable and fruit markets with an aim to keep the rates under a strict check. ...

  NEPRA notifies relief for power consumers

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has issued a notification regarding provision of relief to power consumers after a review of the previous fiscal year's fuel price adjustment. According to the notification, the re...

  Three-day CNG shutdown in Sindh announced

KARACHI: All the CNG stations will close their operation completely for three days and no gas sales would be allowed to the vehicles across Sindh region during this shut down period.   The industrial sector would observe only one-day shut down as...

  Six dead as immigrant boat sinks off Turkey

ISTANBUL: Six people, including a child, drowned on Friday after a boat carrying illegal immigrants trying to reach Greece capsized off western Turkey, according to officials and reports. The sinking is the latest fatal tragedy in European wate...

  US shoppers scramble for Black Friday bargains

NEW YORK: US shoppers scrambled for bargains as "Black Friday" launched the retail sectors holiday season on Friday and triggered sporadic outbreaks of violence across the country.   Although there were no fatalities reported as in previous years...

  POL prices to remain unchanged in December

ISLAMABAD: Prices of petroleum products would remain unchanged in the month of December as Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif has rejected the summary of OGRA seeking increase in rates, finance ministry official said.   The prices of petrol, high ...

  Five dead as boat carrying immigrants sinks off Turkey

ISTANBUL: At least five people, including a child, drowned on Friday after a boat carrying illegal immigrants trying to reach Greece capsized off western Turkey, the coastguard said. "Acting on a tip-off at 2:30 am (0030 GMT) the coastguard sei...

  KSE benchmark 100-share index ends 121 points high

KARACHI: Pakistan’s main stock exchange closed higher on Friday, with the benchmark 100 share index of the Karachi Stock Exchange rising 0.50 percent, or 121.70 points, to 24,302.19. The market reached a new high to close at high of 24,289. ...

  Greek health workers strike shuts state hospitals

ATHENS: Greek state hospitals functioned with emergency staff on Friday as doctors and staff held a 24-hour strike against planned health cutbacks enforced under the country’s harsh austerity program.   Strikers held a protest outside the Health ...

  Tokyo stocks flat at break

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks were flat Friday morning on profit-taking after the Nikkei stormed to an almost six-year high the previous day.   The benchmark index slipped 0.07 percent, or 10.61 points, to 15,716.51 by the break, while the Topix index of a...


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