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March
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YTD (July-Date)
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Money Market Updates
Tbill Cut-off
 
1 year
10.385%
6 month
9.8024%
KIBOR ( 6 months)
10.36%
PIB (10 years)
10.85%

Exchange Rates
Rs/US
62.17
RS/UK
123.80
RS/EURO
96.15
RS/OMAN RIYAL
161.62

commodities
Oil
$100.26/barrel
Oil Change in %
0.029%
Gold
$923.70/ounce
Gold Change in %
1.28%

Inflation
CPI (YOY)
11.3%
CPI (July-Feb)
8.9%
CORE INFTN (YOY)
8.1%
CORE INFTN (July-Feb)
6.8%

Economic Indicators
$US Reserves (Billion)
14.14
GDP Growth FY 07
7%
Per Capita Income
$925
Population
162.83mn
Trade Deficit
$(12.43)bn
Curr. A/C (Jul'07-Jan'08)
$(7.51 )bn
Remittances
$4.12bn
Foreign Investment
$2.61 bn
Bank Deposits
(Jan, 19,08)
Rs.3,555 bn

Economy

Domestic debt rises to Rs 2.944 trillion in seven months
The country's domestic debt has gone up by Rs 347 billion to Rs 2.944 trillion during seven months of the current fiscal year in the wake of slowdown in foreign inflows more... (D)

Tenders invited for T-bills
The State Bank of Pakistan, through its primary dealers, has invited tenders for sale of Market Treasury Bills (MTBs) from March 25 to 26 more... (BR)

Caretakers make life more miserable: Two oil hikes in a month
The caretaker government, not only failed to safeguard the interests of the general public, but added to their woes during its tenure of over four months, trade sources said on Monday more... (D)


Gilani to take oath from President Musharraf today
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is set to be sworn in by President Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday, a day after challenging the US-backed leader's authority by freeing judges detained under emergency rule. Gilani, a senior member of the party more... (BR)

Deposed judges released

Deposed Chief Justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary made his first appearance after prime minister-elect Yousaf Raza Gillani ordered his release here on Monday more... (BR)

Lahore, Mangla Corps Commanders changed: NAB director general gets GHQ assignment
A reshuffle was made in Pakistan Army here on Monday as Lieutenant General Shafaat Ullah Shah, Corps Commander Lahore was posted as Chief of Logistic Staff at the General Headquarters, besides many Principal Staff Officers of Pakistan Army transferred and given new assignments more... (BR)

sector Briefing

Businessmen call for strategic socio-economic plan
The business community, for a change, chose to share the popular democratic sentiment and joined the people in celebrating the election of Makhdoom Yusuf Raza Gilani as the new prime minister on Monday more... (BR)

PSO serves notice on PIA for arrears
The Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has served notice to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for defaulting on fuel charges, cautioning it of suspension in supply without any other warning in case of further delay in payment more... (BR)

Hazards of piracy, counterfeiting listed
The growing menace of counterfeiting deprives the government of over Rs 10 billion in taxes and duties every year besides causing a tremendous harm to the consumers and manufacturers more... (D)

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

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