【Daily】18 May. Brief of Pak BizNews
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KASB Market View
· Talks with IMF program will begin today and market participants await resumption of the program in order to take position.
· Market is also expecting a hike in upcoming monetary policy in light of rising inflationary pressure. This would continue to keep cyclical sectors under pressure.
IMF talks to begin today at Doha
Finance Minister Miftah Ismail said on Tuesday that a team of the Finance Division has gone to Doha (on Tuesday) to hold consultations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission.
PD all set to share ‘reform plan’ with IMF
Power Division is all set to share its ‘power sector reforms plan’ with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday (today) including a commitment to increase about Rs 7 per unit in tariff, a mix of base tariff, QTAs and FCAs under the 7th Review Extended Fund Facility (EFF), well informed sources told Business Recorder.
Rupee sinks for ninth successive session, closes at 195.74 in inter-bank trading
The local currency sustained a downtrend for the ninth consecutive session on Tuesday as the rupee closed at an all-time low of Rs195.74 against the greenback in the inter-bank market.
Pakistan set to achieve 6pc GDP growth this year
Pakistan is all set to achieve GDP growth in the range of approximately 6 per cent for the current fiscal year mainly because of the improved contribution of industrial and services sectors.
Govt to raise Rs4.05tn via treasury auctions
The government aims to raise Rs4.050 trillion through the auction of Market Treasury Bills (MTBs), Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIBs), and Sukuk in May-July period to meet its financing needs, the central bank said on Tuesday.
Govt allows import of 0.2MMTs of urea
The federal government has allowed import of 0.2 million metric tons of urea on G2G and deferred payment basis, official sources told Business Recorder.
FY22 budget deficit likely to stand at 9pc of GDP — highest-ever in country’s history
Former finance minister Dr Abdul Hafiz Pasha has projected Pakistan’s budget deficit for the fiscal year 2021-22 at Rs5,000 billion or nine percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is the highest in the history of the country.
Telecom industry attracts $6.1bn FDI in less than 4 years
The telecommunication industry attracted foreign direct investment of $6.1 billion during July 1, 2018, to March 30, 2022, said Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque.
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