【Daily】21 June Brief of Pak BizNews
KSE 100 41,776.98 ▼0.86%
KMI 30 69,014.98 ▼1.18%
KASB Tech Index 258.32 ▼2.34%
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Stalled IMF programme: Revival ‘in a day or two’, insists Miftah
Finance Minister Miftah Ismail said Monday that an agreement is likely to reach with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a day or two as there is no deadlock on the issue of personal income tax reforms for the salaried class.
GSP+ extension: EU mission lands in Islamabad
The European Union’s (EU) Generalized System of Preferences plus (GSP +) Monitoring Mission has landed in Islamabad for ten days (June 20-30, 2022), sources in Commerce Ministry told Business Recorder.
FE-25 deposits: SBP relaxes CRR requirements for certain banks
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Monday granted special relaxation to a few banks for Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) requirements against FE-25 deposits on a temporarily basis aimed at improving liquidity.
SBP tightens transaction limit to avoid dollar shortage
Commercial banks have been asked to seek State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) permission before initiating import transactions worth $100,000 in an attempt to ease dollar shortages and conserve eroding foreign exchange reserves amid IMF loan uncertainty, sources said on Monday.
Dollar hits Rs210 amid rumours of stopping LCs
The US dollar kept pressing the local currency on Monday and appreciated Rs1.21 to close at Rs209.96 in the interbank market.
Refineries’ shutdown imminent as LC crisis deepens
Refineries once again shook up the government to resolve their lingering trade credit issues as in the absence of crude oil imports the industry was facing a shutdown next month, resulting in an acute shortage of petroleum products, The News learnt on Monday.
Govt to import 100MW of power from Iran for Gwadar
Pakistan and Iran have discussed steps to expedite the electricity supply project aiming at the import of electrical energy to Pakistan’s port city of Gwadar.
Tax policies, SBP rules hindering IT exports
Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Syed Aminul Haque said on Monday that the Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) policies and some rules of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) have been hindering the growth of IT exports.
Russia-Ukraine war has caused fertilizer shortages
The Minister for Commerce, Naveed Qamar Monday admitted that there is a shortage of fertilizer in the country due to the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war, for which the commodity is being imported from China to fulfil the domestic demand.
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