【Daily】4 Nov. Brief of Pak BizNews

By Staff Reporter | Gwadar Pro Nov 4, 2022

-Daily Market-

 KSE 100   42,091 0.35%

 KMI 30     71,149 0.28%

KASB Tech Index   510 1.96%


KASB Market View


  • Interest rates were kept unchanged at 15% as SBP cited comfort in the prevalent economic cooldown
  • Confirmation of external funding, including Qatar's USD 2.0bn may ease pressure on the Pak Rupee
  • The recent political noise may keep investors concerned over the near term


National News


Imran shot at, injured during ‘Azadi’ rally

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the shin on Thursday when his anti-government protest convoy came under attack in the east of the country in what his aides said was a clear assassination attempt.



THE RUPEE: PKR registers back-to-back losses

Pakistan’s rupee registered back-to-back losses against the US dollar on Thursday, and declined 0.23% in the inter-bank market, as the greenback rose against other currencies after the Federal Reserve delivered another steep interest rate increase last night.



Export-oriented sectors to get power at an all-inclusive rate of Rs19.99 per unit

The country’s influential five zero-rated sectors, referred to as export-oriented sectors will be charged Rs 19.99 per unit electricity all-inclusive whereas domestic consumers are being charged over Rs 40 per unit.



BoE raises rates

The Bank of England raised interest rates by the most since 1989 on Thursday but it also warned that Britain faced a long recession and told investors borrowing costs were likely to go up by less than they expect.



Over 3.7m cotton bales reach factories

Seed cotton (Phutti) equivalent to over 3.7 million or exactly 37,07693 bales has reached ginning factories across the country till November 1,2022, with a decrease of 40.74 percent as compared to corresponding period of last year.



Exchange firms allowed to sell 20pc of remittances in open market

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has allowed exchange companies to trade 20 percent of remittances in the open market to ease pressure on the rupee, industry officials said on Thursday.



FX reserves rise to $14.679bn

Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $1.517 billion to $14.679 billion during the week ended October 28 on inflows from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the central bank said on Thursday.



Cement sales continue to lose strength

Cement dispatches declined by 18.46 percent in October 2022. Total Cement dispatches during October 2022 were 4.252 million tonnes against 5.215 million tonnes dispatched during the same month of last fiscal year.





Commodities and Currency: 1-Day Change


USD 1642 0.67%


USD 20 1.04%

️Crude Oil

USD 89 0.87%



Rs 222 0.34%


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