How to provide affordable housing? Here is one of the steps that all govts can take

Australia is tripling fees on foreign purchasers of existing homes

Is Biden backing Argentina's Trump? US offers Milei support on IMF, lithium

Two sides also discussed how the South American nation could benefit from the IRA

Paris readies for a new Metro network as underpasses, signal-free corridors captivate the elite in Pakistan

Our policy-makers aren’t ready to accept that cars aren’t a solution and people should be the focus

Weakly inflation up by 1.16pc

Weakly inflation up by 1.16pc

Cost-of-living crisis is worsening not just in Pakistan but even in developed West

German train drivers take industrial action in Germany after their pay raise demands are rejected

Power consumers paying taxes slapped on mere assumptions

Nepra and other entities have no record; Payments made to producers after hypothetical calculations

Energy companies keep fuelling the stocks as higher returns lure investors

KSE-100 Index has so far made 58.12pc gain during the current calendar year

US job openings hit more than 2-1/2-year low as labour market cools

The Fed is expected to leave rates unchanged next Wednesday

Australia central bank holds interest rates steady until at least February

The local dollar extended earlier declines to be down 0.6pc to $0.6581

Inflation in Japan's capital slows even better than expected

Index stripping away fuel also eases in November

Turkiye inflation ticks up to 62pc in Nov, but independent economists say it's actually 129pc

Pace of rising consumer prices easing after interest rates hiked to 40pc from 8.5pc

Weak currency, inflation woes in focus as Egypt's Sisi set for third term

High sugar prices despite govt move; Egyptian pound officially 31 to USD, dips to 50 in black market

KSE-100 sets another all-time high amid foreign investment news, rate cut hopes

Market is showing a persistent upward movement after investors shifted their focus to stocks

Dollar on shaky ground, yen grows stronger amid Fed rate cut bets

Australian and New Zealand currencies too moving up

Wow --- Japan slows inflation without raising interest rates

BOJ member says country yet to achieve wage-driven increase in price hike

IMF makes Pakistan set over Rs11,000bn revenue target for next fiscal year

It isn’t clear whether Islamabad will go direct or indirect taxes; Big test for new govt

Inflation in Nov surges to 29.2pc year-on-year, misses SBP and govt estimates

Cost-of-living crisis is worsening for an overwhelming majority in Pakistan

Stocks on steroids, as FDI prospects help KSE-100 Index jump over 60,000 hurdle

The market has been bolstered by the much-needed inflow, end of rate hikes

Inflation means US deal-hunters on track to spend $12bn in Cyber Monday shopping spree

Retailers offered massive discounts to boost sales by attracting customers

Japan, UK discussed global inflation, volatile FX, financial markets

Japan, UK discussed global inflation, volatile FX, financial markets

KSE-100 Index up 1.23pc, dollar grows stronger amid high demand

Market is buoyant by the reports about Pakistan inking investment deals with the UAE

Major changes on the cards for boosting tax-to-GDP ratio to 15pc

Risk register to be prepared to identify tax evaders by using data from banks, NADRA, other sources

India to remain fastest-growing major economy but with uneven urban, rural demand: Reuters poll

GDP growth is forecast to average 6.4pc this fiscal year ending March 31 and 6.3pc in the following

Stocks, rupee make impressive weekly gains as market believe rate hikes have ended

Improved microeconomic indictors are also contributing to the rally

Argentina's Milei says shutting central bank 'non-negotiable'

Faces major hurdles to execute his agenda which also include dollarisation, privatisation

Dollar slips for second consecutive week on bets US rates have peaked

The dollar index is on course for its weakest monthly performance in a year

South Africa's October inflation rises near top of central bank target

South Africa's October inflation rises near top of central bank target

Defeating inflation PML-N's top priority: Shehbaz

Defeating inflation PML-N’s top priority: Shehbaz

Indian shares rise as IT, pharma extend gains on soft US inflation data

Indian shares rise as IT, pharma extend gains on soft US inflation data

Bullish stocks propel KSE-100 Index over 58,000, rupee makes gains against dollar

The market is continuing moving upward with a belief that there won’t be no more rate hikes

Climate change means poverty for many. Is Pakistan ready to address the challenge?

More and more people are added to the list of vulnerable amid increase in extreme weather events

UK to raise minimum wage by 9.8pc to 11.44 pounds an hour

Move will come into effect from April next year and directly benefit 2.7m people

Japan readies for another wage hike which will give much-needed boost to household spending

OECD data shows average wages have barely risen in Japan for about past 30 years

Britain won't implement tax cuts that fuel inflation

Britain won't implement tax cuts that fuel inflation

Sugar prices are rising worldwide, making bakery and other food items expansive

Brazil is the biggest sugar exporter, but its harvest will only help plug gaps later in 2024

We export food items when people are being crushed by food inflation at home

Policy-making in Pakistan doesn’t revolve around the people and their interests

Punjab introduces legislation to check profiteering amid rising inflation

Price Control of Essential Commodities Ordinance 2023 carries jail term and fine for culprits

Widening rich-poor divide means target population for businesses is getting exclusive

Global luxury brands are targeting the richer among the rich in China

Dollar posts steep weekly fall, trades below 150 yen

Euro rose 0.52pc after data confirmed year-on-year inflation in the euro zone slowed sharply in Oct

Personal loans amid record-high interest rates

Many in Pakistan finding it hard to repay; India goes for new rules which will curb loan growth

Inflation means even the affluent are spending less

Burberry sees store sales growth dipping to just 1pc in second quarter against 18pc in the first

We are exiled for developing Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

Says everything is ruined from rupee to system, who can do business when policy rate is 22pc

Stocks fly high, KSE-100 Index over 57,000 on the back of fruitful IMF talks

The bullish trend will attract more investment in the market

Argentina's Massa says IMF deal causing inflation, will renegotiate it

His challenger Javier Milei has proposed dollarizing the economy and shutting the central bank

UK inflation slows sharply, boosting BoE and PM Sunak

ONS says the fall in the annual CPI rate was the biggest from one month to the next since April 1992

Govt spending to get out of economic crisis: Thailand defends $14bn digital handout package

Govt expects about 40pc of recipients to start a new businesses or build a house

Dollar down as markets bet Fed done with hikes

Traders reacted quickly to the shift in market pricing by sending the dollar tumbling 1.5pc overnigh

IMF remains focused on revenue collection, circular debt, external financing

Pakistan assures IMF of reducing govt expenditure, minimizing budget deficit

'Can't buy new jeans': Argentina inflation hits 143pc as shoppers tighten belts

Rising voter anger is propelling radical Javier Milei against Sergio Massa in presidential election

Higher US interest rates: Yen's slide to multi-decade lows keeps markets on intervention alert

Interest rate differentials, prolonged monetary tightening in the US, a factor in recent forex moves

High demand propels US dollar against Pakistan rupee, Japan yen

The recent gains made by the local currency are being erased swiftly

The last hurdle: IMF review team may set tough conditions in policy-level talks

Successful talks will result in the release of $710 million in second tranche next month

KSE-100 continues making history, crosses 56,000 mark with an over 2pc surge

Huge gains in recent days are a result of possible privatisation of SOEs, end of rate hike cycle

UK homes asking prices fall by most in five years: Rightmove

Stagnating economy failed to grow in July-to-Sept period but manages to avoid the start of recession

Japan wholesale inflation slows sharply in sign of waning cost pressures

October saw the year-on-year growth rate coming in below 1pc for the first time since Feb 2021

Bank deposits reached an all-time high in October

Several factors contributed to the trend including an 11.2pc month-on-month increase in remittances

Egypt headline inflation eases to 35.8pc, Argentina retail prices may slip under double digits in October

Expert described the election result in favour of Sergio Massa as a victory for the peso

Saudi Aramco to supply full oil volumes to N. Asia refiners

Saudi Aramco to supply full oil volumes to N. Asia refiners

Anything surprising? IMF stance hardens on Argentina as $44bn deal skids off track

Race is tight in a runoff between Sergio Massa and Javier Milei on Nov 19

India vulnerable to recurring, overlapping food price shocks: RBI chief

Rice stocks around double the target; Surplus indicates comfortable supplies for domestic market

Japan logs current account surplus for eighth straight month

Central bank chief says they expect trend inflation to gradually approach 2pc

One killed as Bangladesh garment workers clash with police despite pay raise

Deal includes 56.25pc minimum wage hike, 5pc annual increment, welfare and ration cards

How will our rupee behave? Poll show emerging market currencies to claw back in 2024

One has to keep a close check on Pakistani rupee which remained hostage to market manipulation

Japan's real wages, consumer spending extend declines

Consumer inflation rate slowed to 3.6pc, the lowest since September last year

Worse than other estimates: Research says two thirds of Britons to spend less this Christmas

Official data earlier showed British retail sales volumes fell more than expected in September

BOJ chief sees progress towards hitting price goal, warns of uncertainty

Says wage outlook, firms' pass-through of labour costs key

Pay raise demand: Bangladesh garment workers clash with police as factories reopen

3,500 apparel factories account for around 85pc of the country's $55 billion annual exports

Weak currency and debt: Fitch downgrades Egypt one notch deeper into junk territory

Rating agency follows the assessments by Moody's and S&P

UK services businesses 'skirt with recession'

UK services businesses 'skirt with recession'

Pakistan's CPI clocks at 26.9pc as inflation hits rural population more

The country has been experiencing a severe cost-of-living crisis

Dollar up Rs1.28 as uncertainty hits rupee

Greenback has far made a net gain of Rs5.92 after dropping to Rs276.83 on Oct 16

Spending $112bn to protect your people from inflation

Japanese government to present a supplementary budget for the purpose

Pakistan October inflation estimated to witness month-on-month decline

Finance ministry in its monthly report says exports of goods and services will remain around $3bn

Bank of Japan relaxes grip on rates as end to yield control looms

Revises up inflation forecasts for 2023, 2024

Caretaker cabinet delays gas tariffs hike

Raising energy prices is one of the main IMF conditions

Dollar keeps appreciating after buying pressure resurfaced

Greenback official exchange rate reaches Rs281; Net gain since Oct 16 stands at Rs4.17

Inflation to dog world economy next year, postponing rate cut calls

ECB’s Christine Lagarde had said ‘even having a discussion on a cut is totally, totally premature’

State Bank to make a decision on interest rates today

Experts predict there won’t be any further hike, some even think a rate cut is coming

Argentina says fuel shortages should ease soon, imports arriving

Minister attributed shortage in part to long weekend, rumours of possible price increases

Government working to tackle economic challenges with agricultural sector on priority: Finmin

Inflation remains problem, efforts are underway to bring it under control: Dr Shamshad Akhtar

India's festival season to bring some cheer to economy, say economists

Expert stresses country’s long-term success depends on whether it can create enough adequate jobs

Japan weighs spending $33bn on measures to fight inflation

Plan includes payouts to low-income households, one-off income and residential tax cuts

Inflation, economic slowdown is hitting luxury brands too

Last month saw Kering, LVMH and Hermes shares falling 9pc, 7pc and 4.5pc respectively

Japan to extend fuel subsidies until April next year as inflation accelerates

BOJ goes for bond-buying operation to slow a rise in government bond yields

Fiscal policy followed during past several years was unsustainable: SBP

Says record-high circular debt led to energy tariffs hikes

PM Kakar for passing on impact of petroleum prices cut to common man

PM Kakar for passing on impact of petroleum prices cut to common man

India 4pc inflation focus may not signal higher interest rates for longer period

Official data shows net household savings fell to a 50-year low of 5.1pc of GDP as leverage rose

Argentina market analysts see silver lining in Peronist election win

Surprise first place for ruling Peronists in vote seen calming markets

Japan's core inflation slows below 3%

Japan's core inflation slows below 3%

Argentina braces for election with 138pc inflation

South American country is rich grains, shale gas and lithium which can boost its economy

IMF wants immediate raise in gas prices and that too with effect from July 1

Move part of the conditions set in the current programme which will expire on March 31

Rupee recovers with a Rs1.79 surge after buying pressure

Dollar was up 1.16pc during the previous session

Bond buyers dip toes in long-term Treasuries despite higher-for-longer rate fears

In the week ending Oct 11, Treasuries saw the largest weekly inflows of $7.2bn since Mar 2023

Fighting the inflation: TotalEnergies to keep France fuel price cap in 2024

Move comes as government decides against extending windfall tax

Oil and gold benefit from Middle East turmoil

Strong US data points to high interest rates to stay

Higher fuel prices stop UK inflation from falling in September

British consumer price inflation hit a 41-year high of 11.1pc in October 2022

Cost of doing business amid rising cost of living? British shopkeepers robbed and assaulted

It’s not just criminal gangs as mothers and pensioners are also among the culprits

IMF says China property slowdown will weigh on Asia's growth

Notes central banks in the region should guard against easing monetary policy prematurely

Govt going for massive increase in gas prices

Move part of the deal inked with the IMF

Developed economies: As global debt worries mount, is another crisis brewing?

Huge spending needs, interest payments to keep debt high; US, Italy, Britain most concerning

Rising cost of living: Pakistan's poor return to villages as prices spiral

Govt says inflation stay higher in November due to hike in energy tariffs and fuel rates

Pakistan, emerging economies, debt crisis: Oxfam asks IMF, WB not to focus spending cuts

Says debt servicing for the poorest countries is outstripping healthcare spending by four to one

The barber's books: A history of 19,900pc inflation

Inflation is by far the top concern for voters ahead of an Oct 22 general election

Pakistan records over 37pc inflation last week

Among 51 items, prices of 19 goods increased, 16 decreased, and 16 remained unchanged

Govt subsidy: LPG gets even more cheaper for 96m families in India

Move comes ahead of key state elections, national polls

Centre can't fix the sugar prices: LHC

Passes judgment in favour of millers who challenged Shehbaz Sharif-led govt’s decision

Rupee stays on front foot, up Rs1.03 against dollar

Trend continues as local currency recovers after touching a record low

Sri Lanka resumes interest rate cuts to boost growth

The central bank had started the process in June

India expects retail inflation to ease by December

Finance secretary says fiscal deficit will be below 4.5pc of gross domestic product by 2025-26

Small businesses, common people everywhere are fed up with high interest rates

Policy has failed to achieve the stated goal of arresting inflation while paralysing economy

Explainer: How Singapore's unique monetary policy works

Singapore is a small and trade-reliant economy

Argentina presidential candidates trade barbs in first debate

Two mandatory debates have to be held before the October 22 presidential election

UK PM Sunak says we are making "good progress" on bringing down inflation

Britain's inflation rate is forecast to fall to about 5% by the end of the year

Nowhere to Go: Inflation and global warming are impacting livelihoods around the world

The lethal combination is complicating the affairs for crisis-hit countries like Pakistan

Argentina's Bullrich rules out more borrowing from IMF if victorious

Conservative presidential candidate faces Massa of center-left and radical libertarian Milei

Russia's Putin orders government to stabilise retail fuel prices

Russia's Putin orders government to stabilise retail fuel prices

Some Sri Lanka creditors seeking debt restructuring deal minus China: Bloomberg

Countries like US, Japan and India are aiming at signing a memorandum of understanding

India to hold top spot for economic growth but risks to downside remain: Reuters poll

Forecasts for this fiscal year ranged widely from 4.6pc to 7.1pc

Inflation is changing habits including eating less, reduced focus on personal hygiene

Expert says cost-of-living crisis may have some permanent effects

Inflation and cost-of-living crisis: UK to experience more premature deaths

Study says the current state of affairs will also significantly widen the wealth-health gap

Inflation, budget risks await Polish vote winner

Inflation, budget risks await Polish vote winner

U-turn from below-cost sale suggestion? Macron wants fuel industry to sell at cost price

President accuses large groups of having maintained high food prices despite declining inflation

HS2's soaring costs are key in UK's high-speed rail decision

HS2's soaring costs are key in UK's high-speed rail decision

Inflation goes up as people feel effects of fuel price hikes

Record rupee depreciation has sustained inflationary pressure in Pakistan

Fed keeps interest rates steady, thinks inflation to last into 2026

US central bank sees continued economic growth, low unemployment

Fighting the food inflation: From net-zero VAT to supermarkets seeking price cuts

Reducing prices is currently the biggest challenge for governments around the globe

Discos want Rs1.83 as FCA for October bills

Nepra had fixed an amount of Rs1.46 in the case of September

India to receive heavy monsoon rains in Sept. Will it affect Pakistan?

Monsoon is lifeblood of $3tr Indian economy, delivers 70pc of the rain needed to water its farms

Food prices owing to weaker rupee, supply shortages will push Pakistan inflation: ADB

Says political stability following general elections later this year will boost business confidence

Successive governments trapped nation in IMF loans: Hafiz Naeem

Working class paid Rs264 billion while Rs 4 billion were contributed by rich: JI leader

UK looks to limit strike impact as doctors go for coordinated industrial action

Doctors say pay rises amount to pay cut due to inflation

PR notifies five percent raise in train fares

Fares will be implemented from September 19

Rising cost of living: Thailand PM promises to gradually reduce electricity prices

Nearly two-thirds of power generation comes from natural gas

Bank of England readies what may be its final rate hike

Inflation in Britain still running higher than in any other major advanced economy

Hello! Anyone listening in Pakistan? – France to let fuel retailers sell below cost in inflation fight

Finance minister says high petrol refining profit margins were a source for concern

Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party criticises current increase in petroleum prices

Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party criticises current increase in petroleum prices

More food inflation as fuel price hikes increase production, transportation costs

Utter state failure as officials are even unable to implement daily price lists

Sindh to execute joint operation in Katcha area against outlaws

Army, police and Rangers will jointly take part in operation: Caretaker cabinet

Pakistan military helps stifle currency black market to stabilise rupee

Annual transactions in black market are roughly $5bn compared to $7bn in regulated open market

Pakistan expects interest rate hike today, fuel price increase tomorrow

Petrol and high-speed diesel prices may be jacked up by to Rs16 each

Fuel lights up US consumer inflation

Consumer price index increases 0.6pc in August and 3.7pc year-on-year

China state TV slams Lipstick King who scolded thrifty viewer

Says many internet celebrities and anchors have become very inflated after making money

Pakistan braces for another rate hike as energy prices continue propelling inflation

Rising energy prices under IMF programme is fuelling inflation in the country

Affordability thresholds crossed? Nepra members question massive tariff hike for K-Electric consumers

For some households, the per unit tariff will reach Rs52 minus taxes and duties

Yen surges over 1pc on BOJ's remarks, dollar sinks ahead of US inflation data

Aussie and New Zealand dollar among biggest beneficiaries, each rising around 1pc

They used to buy branded items but now look for bargains at wholesale markets

Households' confidence, spending power are low in China with wages and pensions hardly budging

Pakistan rupee up Rs4.50 as govt goes after market manipulators

Local currency has been able to reverse the depreciation trend in recent days

Latin America swimming against the tide as Uruguay likely to go for another rate cut

South American nation has led the region's pivot to slash interest rates

Food and fuel prices keep fuelling inflation

Weekly SPI reaches 279.89 points level

Govt goes for countrywide crackdown against smuggling, power theft

Bugti says FC foiled bid to transport sugar illegally to Afghanistan

Sugar prices reach six-year high in India but are still 38pc lower than global average

Trend could add to food inflation and discourage New Delhi from allowing exports

Germans to get more financial support from state, Pakistanis helpless amid record inflation

Berlin is raising benefits to fight child poverty and help citizens cope with rising prices

Dollar pull effect: How a weaker currency makes you hostage to dollar

Dollar pull effect: How a weaker currency makes you hostage to dollar

Global shares drop as China optimism fades, Aussie dollar tumbles

Markets are hoping the US Fed won’t go for another rate hike

Lagos joins the metro club. Will mass transit be expanded in Pakistan's cities?

Integrated mass transit systems remain complete in Pakistan due to political reasons

CDA increases fares of green, orange and blue line buses

Fare of all the buses have been increased from 30 to 50 rupees

Inflation, exorbitant electricity bills irk showbiz celebrities

Nida Yasir received a bill of Rs100,000 despite being on vacation for half a month

Rupee collapse is the reason behind all ills Pakistan is facing

Forget about documentation of economy when you can readily make profit here and there

Rupee in freefall: Gen Asim promises transparency in exchange rate

Businessmen demand greater control over official and open market

Are you underpaid? Get ready for sending your employer to prison

Australia government is introducing a bill barring ‘wage theft’

PM Kakar's media talk reported out of context: Murtaza Solangi

PM Kakar’s media talk reported out of context: Murtaza Solangi

Traders observe shutterdown strike to protest inflation

Business activity remained suspended in Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar

Pakistan vulnerable to inflation, high interest rate, rupee depreciation, low GDP

Finance ministry also highlights debt, poor performance of SOEs, delay in reforms as risks

Pakistan among developing countries in the grip of debt problems

It needs upwards of $22bn to service external debt and pay other bills for fiscal year 2023-24

Nigeria's labour union to strike over rising cost of living

Nigeria's labour union to strike over rising cost of living

FBR freezes PIA bank accounts over unpaid taxes

FBR and PIA are at loggerheads since July

Household spending gives a 3.8pc boost to Turkiye's economy in second quarter

Central bank has hiked interest rate to 25pc so far; Inflation to top 55pc in August

As inflation soars, Argentines say they've seen this film before

Rising prices have left four-in-10 people in poverty

Inflation: France seeking to double list of groceries subject to price cuts

Hungary has imposed mandatory price cuts, Portugal scrapped value added tax on essential food

A third of today's 18-year-old women may not have children in Japan

A third of today's 18-year-old women may not have children in Japan

IMF seeks plan from Pakistan to provide relief to power consumers

Further dialogue will be held between FBR and IMF

Amid alarming food inflation: El Nino to suppress wheat, rice, palm oil harvest in Asia

Reduced production by top exporters like Australia and India will disrupt supplies

Good news for Pakistan: Ukraine winter wheat sowing seen unchanged amid global food inflation crisis

Most nations in Asia and Asia are worst hit by the hike in food prices

Across the eastern border: India cuts LPG price with total subsidy now reaching 116bn rupees

South Asian nation imports about 60pc of its liquefied petroleum gas requirement

Protests over inflated energy bills continue unabated as caretakers await IMF nod for relief

Power division proposes cash instead of free units for officials

Sri Lanka drought dents economic hopes, farmers' livelihood

It can reverse a recent trend of falling food prices

Will govt now go for more fuel price hike to 'control' inflation?

People are already enraged over inflated electricity bills, they can’t be squeezed more

Fighting rising prices: Japan considers extending fuel subsidies to year-end

Core inflation in Tokyo slowed in August for second straight month but is above 2pc target

Man commits suicide over inflated electricity bill in Faisalabad

Hamza received the electricity bill of Rs38,000 and he was already in debt

Fashion retailers in India suffer sales pain as tomato, onion prices surge

Consumer spending not uniformly down with SUVs purchase at record-high level

Argentina and Pakistan: Both inked deals with IMF but a difference can't go unnoticed

People can't be squeezed more, requiring urgent government action