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KSE 100 Index
Previous. Index
15,020.47
Current Index
15,079.71
Change %
0.40%
YTD ( CY' 07)
7.12%
YTD ( FY' 07)
9.49%

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Close
Percentage
BSE
17,824.48
(0.08)%
HANGSENG
24,591.69
0.44%
NIKKEI 255
13,925.51
0.80%
FTSE
5,965.700
1.82%
DJI
12,582.18
0.88%
TSX
13,778.38
(0.13)%
KLSE
1,368.27
(0.60)%

S.C.R.A
27-02-2008
3.7
February
169
YTD (July-Date)
108

Money Market Updates
Tbill Cut-off
 
1 year
10.385%
6 month
9.8024%
KIBOR ( 6 months)
10.26%
PIB (10 years)
10.85%

Exchange Rates
Rs/US
062.49
RS/UK
123.55
RS/EURO
94.13
RS/OMAN RIYAL
163.338

commodities
Oil
$102.58/barrel
Oil Change in %
2.94%
Gold
$973.90/ounce
Gold Change in %
1.68%

Inflation
CPI (YOY)
11.9%
CPI (July-Jan)
8.6%
CORE INFTN (YOY)
7.8%
CORE INFTN (July-Jan)
6.5%

Economic Indicators
$US (Billion)
14.14
GDP Growth FY 07
7%
Per Capita Income
$925
Population
162.64mn
Trade Deficit
$(10.33) bn
Curr. A/C (Jul'07-Jan'08)
$(7.5 ) bn
Remittances
$3.62 bn
Foreign Investment
$2.26 bn
Bank Deposits (Jan, 19,08)
3,555 bn

Economy

Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves swell by $57.1 million
Country's liquid foreign reserves have increased by 57.1 million dollars during week ended February 23, 2008 more...

'Political instability, security challenges likely to hinder FDI'
Political instability and civil conflicts have been found to be a major factor in reducing the attractiveness of South Asia as a host for foreign capital. Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka continue to face more...

Pakistani banking system improving but vulnerable: Fitch
Fitch Ratings on Thursday said that the Pakistani banking system has, over the last decade, gradually evolved from a weak state-owned system to a slightly healthier more...


Bush govt distancing itself from Musharraf: New Pakistani govt in two weeks:
The United States believed that Pakistan would have a democratically-elected government in the next two weeks, US Secretary of State John Negroponte told a congressional panel on more...

‘Good news’ soon: Asif: Consensus government
The Pakistan People’s Party, which has emerged as the largest parliamentary group in the National Assembly in the Feb 18 elections, on Thursday formally invited a fractured Muttahida more...

Zardari meets Fazl
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari met Jamiat Ulamae Islam (JUI) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman here on Thursday and both leaders agreed more...

sector Briefing

Discos allowed increase in power tariff: lifeline consumers exempted
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has allowed power distribution companies - Discos - to increase their tariff from 38 paisa to 70 paisa per unit in accordance with biannual fuel adjustment more...

ABN Amro and NBP sign agreement
A signing ceremony was held between ABN Amro bank, Pakistan and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to formalise the MaxTrad DDI contract, an innovative program to route NBP L/C based trade flows through more...

(D): Dawn (BR): Business Recorder
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Research Team:
Ali Khizar Aslam
Department Head

Erum Zehra
Product Analyst
Zhoaib Kabani
Technical Analyst
Murshed Ali Qureshi
Analyst
Ayub Khuhro
Analyst
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