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KARACHI: The stocks market broke the five-day long bear stranglehold on Wednesday with the KSE-100 index staging recovery of 406.56 points (1.20 per cent) to settle at 34,291.65. The index hit intraday high by 559 points without once taking a dip in the red. The investor excitement was underpinned by...
Stocks on Monday ended mute in erratic trade a day after a record rout triggered by concerns over the alarming economic fallout of International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) bailout deal terms that have kept the investors on tenterhooks so far, dealers said. Topline Securities in its daily market review said approval...
KARACHI:  In line with market expectation, Pakistan has retained its May 2017’s upgraded status in Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Market Index as it successfully averted a likely downgrading to Frontier Market Index. All three Pakistani large and mid-cap stocks ie Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDC), MCB Bank (MCB)...
Pakistan Stock Exchange witnessed declining trend during the outgoing week ended on May 10, 2019 due to selling mainly by local investors. BRIndex100 lost 129.78 points on week-on-week basis to close at 3,627.17 points. Average daily volumes stood at 65.320 million shares. BRIndex30 decreased by 877.82 points to close...
KARACHI: The policies going to be adopted by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme will devastate the country’s economy. However, some people voice hope that this will be a transitional phase towards good days, but for now high inflation, low industrial and agricultural output, unemployment...
KARACHI: Following the free-fall a day ago, stocks remained range-bound and in search of a direction on Thursday. The KSE-100 index attempted to claw back in early trade but profit-taking, mainly in banks, thwarted the effort. Brooding investors who have watched the index slide in seven of the last eight...
Stocks slumped by 1.6 percent on Wednesday, as selling spree emerged in mutual funds and other financial institutions on expected increase in rate hike by the central bank to meet one of the conditions of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), dealers said. Madiha Javed, head of research at Ismail Iqbal...
KARACHI: The Pakistan stock market snapped its five-day losing streak with moderate buying at three-year low levels on Tuesday, but the outlook remains negative-to-neutral ahead of entering a likely stringent International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan programme and a tax-heavy budget announcement. Interestingly, foreign investors, who had been net sellers for over...
KARACHI: Stocks sank deeper into the red as the losing streak extended to fifth day with the KSE-100 index taking a dip of 517.53 points (1.43 per cent) to close at 3-year low at 35,605.42. Investors’ risk appetite vanished and panic mounted as the date of closing the deal with...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) has issued a notice warning stockbrokers against violation of short-selling rules but brokers fear that the move will likely reduce volumes in the market. The notice issued by the PSX directed all trading right entitlement certificate (TREC) holders to comply with clause 13.5.2 of PSX...

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The outstanding external debt of Pakistan crossed the century mark early this year. It stands as of the end of March 2019 at $105.8...