Election 2024 Party Position

SIC-PTI
93
PML-N
75
PPPP
54
MQM
17
IND
8
JUI
6
Full Result

Dollar index sees first weekly fall this year, yen remains the worst performer

The greenback has risen this year on enduring economic strength

India interest rate impeding growth goals, says committee member

Says the MPC's inflation projections of 4.5pc for 2024-25 do not warrant a repo rate of 6.5pc

Brent down 2pc, WTI falls over 3pc as US rate cut hopes dim

Fed governor sees 'no rush' to slash interest rates

Nikkei hits record high after Nvidia beat, rest of Asia muted

Japan benchmark index has already jumped about 16.5pc this year

What about rate cuts? WB says emerging economies must grow 'much faster' for debt repayment

The warning comes as the IMF is forcing countries like Pakistan to maintain monetary tightening

Announcement about deal on govt formation propels Pakistan stocks

KSE-100 Index gains 1.81pc as investor await Islamabad’s future line of action to revive economy

Japan exports up 11.9pc in Jan but souring factory mood darkens outlook

Imports shrink by 9.6oc, leaving trade deficit at $11.73bn

Securing external financing to one of the most urgent issues for next Pakistan govt: Fitch

Says political instability will hamper future deal with IMF amid tougher conditions

China cuts mortgage reference rate more than expected to revive property market

It was the largest cut to the LPR since China revamped its loan pricing mechanism in 2019.

Thailand interest rates conundrum: Economy shrinks, as PM wants cuts but central bank doesn't

GDP fell 0.6pc in the October to December quarter on a seasonally adjusted basis

Japan ex-bank regulator warns of 'regime change' impact from negative interest rate policy exit

Financial institutions may start competing by offering high return to compete for deposits

China interest rate remains unchanged under shadow of Federal Reserve

The benchmark loan prime rate (LPR) could fall in coming days

China travel spending during Lunar New Year holidays beats pre-COVID levels

Total reached $87.96bn which represents a 7.7pc increase

Yields, dollar rise after stronger-than-expected US PPI data supress rate cut hopes

Bank of Japan Governor Kazuo Ueda says monetary policy would most likely remain accommodative

Political instability, rising cost of doing to business drags KSE-100 down by over 1.82pc

Moody’s see very high uncertainty around new IMF deal; Market reacts negatively to gas tariff hike

Interest rates and economic paralysis? Here is a lesson for Pakistan from South Korea

Seoul has prepared a $56.97bn programme to boost investment and support small businesses

Chip shares, weaker yen push Nikkei to fresh 34-year peak

Japan’ benchmark index had climbed to the all-time high of 38,957.44 on Dec 29, 1989

Japan recession makes Germany world's third-biggest economy

GDP fell an annualised 0.4pc in Oct-Dec period after a 3.3pc slump in the previous quarter

UK inflation holds at 4.0pc in relief for Bank of England

Sterling weakened against dollar and euro immediately after the inflation data was published

Looming election puts battered UK markets back in the spotlight

UK national debt is almost 100pc of gross domestic product

Pakistan Stock Exchange celebrates progress in govt formation with over 1.50pc surge

Market has been witnessing downward movement after Feb 8 polls generated a split mandate

Rate cuts not coming soon as US inflation stays elevated

CPI up 3.1pc in Jan, far above the Federal Reserve’s 2pc target

India inflation eases to three-month low but rate cuts aren't expected yet

Food inflation rose 8.30pc in January, compared with a 9.53pc rise in December

China consumer prices suffer quickest drop in 14 years

The producer price index plunges 2.5pc

Most strategists say it will be an uphill task to dethrone dollar in short-term

Reuters poll shows analysts wary of US currency's strength

Australia interest rates remained unchanged, central bank warns of possible hike

Inflation down to 4.1pc in Q4 from 7.8pc in late 2022, but it is still well above 2-3pc target band

Turkiye central bank chief quits, citing need to protect her family

President Erdogan has named Deputy Governor Fatih Karahan to take the reins

India interest rates likely to remain unchanged until mid-year

New Delhi eyes $2.4bn privatisation by March 31

Not a good news as there won't be any US interest rate cuts at least till May

Fed keeps policy rate in 5.25pc-5.50pc range; Fed's Powell says March rate cut unlikely

Pakistan interest rates? IMF sees scope for Asia rate cuts

A day earlier, it had slashed growth forecast for Pakistan to 2pc in 2024

Pakistan stocks tumble, rupee stays strong amid high interest rates and political uncertainty

One would have to see how the share and currency markets will act in the days leading to Feb 8

KSE-100 Index drops 1.63pc as rate cut hopes fade

The central is expected to retain the interest rates at 22pc

Scholz for EU capital markets union, ECB says rate cuts require slower wage growth

Says the single market is far too fragmented, especially when it comes to financial issues

Central bank expected to keep Pakistan interest rates steady

There has been no change since the hike to the current level of 22pc in June

Tokyo core inflation slows below central bank's 2pc target amid falling fuel prices

The BOJ to keep ultra-loose policy until price hike is caused by domestic demand, higher wages

Safe-haven Dubai property market sees more buyers from Pakistan in 2023

Many see signs of fizzling out, but an expert says Dubai will always benefit whenever there is chaos

Japan wage talks begin as markets bet on bigger hikes

Since last year, a number of major firms had already announced their intention

Hunt hints again at pre-election UK tax cuts in March budget

The Conservatives are running about 20 percentage points behind the Labour Party in opinion polls

Rupee grows stronger, but dollar up globally for the week as early rate cut hopes dim

Latest labour market and retail sales data shows US economy’s resilience

IMF hails increase in Pakistan energy tariffs, says economy is on the right track

Says Islamabad achieved the goals set for July-September quarter

Unchecked ripple effects of devaluation: Argentina may go for further weakening its peso

A 211pc inflation, widening gap between official and parallel exchange rates are the reasons

Pakistan interest rates are biting the businesses. But where there's a will there's a way

South Korea prepares financial package for stock investors, small businesses

What would be your reaction if employer says wage hikes for workers should be above inflation?

Japan's top business lobby calls for large pay raises, as companies have room higher labour costs

China economy sees 5.2pc growth in 2023 amid property market slide, rising unemployment

December retail sales weak; Population falls for a second consecutive year

PML-N to focus on interest rate cuts, employment generation

A meeting chaired by Nawaz Sharif finalises economic plan

China growth seen slowing to 4.6pc in 2024, low domestic consumption remains challenge

Inflation to be 1.0pc in 2024, 1.6pc in 2025; Benchmark lending rate cut expected in first quarter

Being rich in resources doesn't mean you have a strong economy

Nigeria inflation rises to more than 27-year high in December

Property prices are down, developers to face a tough 2024

Funding costs rise in Hongkong where house prices expected to continue falling

Many developing countries going for 'government bonds' option amid falling borrowing costs

Six emerging economies could each issue over $10 bln this year

Food prices pushes India retail inflation to four-month high in December

Pakistan too has been facing food inflation challenge; The problem is far more serious in our case

Dollar is the king: Bearish bets on most Asian currencies edge higher as US rate cut hopes wane

One currency that seems to be charting its own path is the Indian rupee

Govt plans selling shares of profitable state-run enterprises to generate over $1bn

Seven entities from petroleum, power and services sectors are on the list

Japan real wages down for 20th straight month in November

Nominal pay grew 0.2pc in Nov, the slowest in nearly two years, after a 1.5pc increase in October

Nikkei breaches 35,000, as Asia stocks gain ahead of US CPI

Investors have been rethinking just how steep and early the Fed will cut rates

Australia inflation slows down sharply in Nov, reinforcing view rate-hike cycle is over

Rent inflation jumps to 7.1pc against 6.6 last month, electricity prices rose by 10.7pc annually

Japan's Nikkei hit near 34-year high on tech gain, weaker yen

The S&P 500 and Dow closed lower overnight, but the technology-heavy Nasdaq edged higher

India foreign reserves climb to $623.2bn, GDP rate predicted at 7.3pc in 2023-24

Economic growth figures are the highest for any major economy, can boost Modi in elections

Dollar posts weekly gains against rival currencies as US rate cut hopes dwindle

United States created 216,000 new jobs in December, exceeding the forecast of 170,000

High interest rates: US bankruptcies surged 18pc in 2023 and seen rising again in 2024

Household debt did stand at a record high $17.3tr at the end of the third quarter

Emerging markets brace for wave of elections with fiscal discipline at stake

Citi points to potential currency market volatility

Like in Pakistan, the rich in India have more to spend. Hence, sales of SUVs soar

Sales of Indian smaller cars skid in December, even discounted rates didn’t work

Pakistan December inflation up 29.7pc year-on-year

Consumer price index up 0.8pc when compared with previous month

Bank of Korea chief sees warning signs of sustained higher interest rates

South Korea annual consumer inflation eased for a second month in December to 3.2pc

Pay gap widening at an alarming rate: At least bank executives are under scrutiny

Switzerland's financial regulator wants to discuss the ability to claw back bonuses from bankers

Stocks rally over 3.5pc to celebrate the new year as global markets eye rate cuts

Shrugs off political uncertainty related to the polls next month

Gold to enter 2024 with sights set on record highs

Precious metal gained 13pc this year, hitting a record high in early Dec

Master dollar sees first yearly loss since 2020

It's decline accelerated after the Fed adopted an unexpectedly dovish tone

How to tackle high cost of living? Go for 49pc raise in monthly minimum wage

Turkiye saw its annual inflation rate edge up to 61.98pc in November

Stocks move past 62,000 yet again with nearly 2pc surge amid a weakening dollar

Market has seemingly started ignoring the political uncertainty related to the Feb 8 elections

Bruised dollar wobbles as traders are eyeing US rate cuts next year

Yen strengthens 0.32pc to 141.35 per dollar and is 4pc against the dollar in December

Dollar losing appeal amid rate cut hopes, touches five-month low

The dollar index, which measures the US currency against six rivals, fell to 101.41

KSE-100 rallies nearly 3pc, Asian stocks up with rate cuts in sight

Latest performance means Pakistan Stock Exchange may end the year on a high

Higher interest rates, inflation impact US holiday retail spending

Mastercard shows 3.1pc growth, but figures are much lower than last year

KSE-100 tanks below 60,000, market unable to apply brake amid added elections-related uncertainty

Benchmark index has seen a massive decline after reaching a record high of 66,426.78 on Dec 12

Pakistan weekly inflation recorded over 42pc amid stagnant wages

Shrinking purchasing power has become a survival challenge

Global banks see no recession, but US companies are more circumspect

Real money managers are in no doubt about which side to trust

Oil posts around 3pc weekly gain as Red Sea attacks increase shipping costs

Major shippers impose extra charges; China could invest in Angola's oil output

Dollar slips to five-month low as US inflation cools

US currency traded for 142.41 yen, has declined to lowest level in nine years against Swiss franc

King dollar seen vulnerable in 2024 if Fed pivots

Betting on a weaker US currency has been a perilous undertaking in recent years

South America --- the land of interest rate cuts

Chile slashes the rate to 8.25pc; Columbia joins the process

KSE-100 sees 4pc slump as record-high interest rates continue haunting economy

Market had stopped upward movement last week after SBP again decided against any rate cut

Bank of Japan keeps ultra-low interest rates unchanged

Makes no change to dovish policy guidance

Rupee grows stronger as dollar under pressure against major peers in currency markets

Official exchange rate recorded at Rs283 during intraday trading

Food inflation remains a challenge for developing, poorest nations

Nigeria inflation in November rises to 18-year high; cereal, vegetable more expansive in India

Food prices propel weekly inflation to highest level since early June against the predictions made

Trend means a further delay in interest rate cuts, damaging the business environment

High interest rates: England and Wales insolvencies rise by 21pc in November

BoE asks banks never assume they are too big to fall

Sri Lanka returns to growth as inflation in Nov slides to 3.4pc against last year high of 70pc

Economy to contract by 3.6pc this year after shrinking 7.8pc; 1.8pc growth forecast for 2024

India's Nifty, Sensex hit new highs as Fed spurs global rally

Twelve of the 13 major sectors logged gains; Information technology index jumped 3pc

Argentina inflation tops 160pc, as minister warns of escalating rate

The monthly inflation was rate 12.8pc in November alone

World Bank says risk increased for countries like Pakistan amid high level of domestic debt

Notes Islamabad accounts for two-thirds of South Asia’s external debt obligations to Beijing

State Bank of Pakistan expected to hold interest rates at 22pc

Only one out of 12 analysts in a Reuters poll expects a 100 basis points cut

Falling inflation shifts focus to when ECB could cut rates

Its monetary policy decision will come a day after the US Federal Reserve's

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

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

Gold Will Never Die: Young Chinese shun traditional investments in favour of gold

China and India -- world’s top yellow metal buyers -- account for more than half of global demand

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

Gold clocks new record amid weakened dollar, possible end to rate hikes cycle

The dive in yields and the dollar has been a boon for non-yielding yellow metal

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

Oil prices well below $80, fall more than 2pc despite OPEC+ cuts

US Fed to move carefully on interest rates; Global manufacturing data sluggish in November

India's Nifty 50 hits all-time high, posts best week in five months

Faster-than-expected quarterly economic growth supported domestic equities

Asia stocks closing in on strongest month since January

South Korea's KOSPI led the rally with 10.5pc gains, followed by Taiwan’s TWII and Japan's Nikkei

El Nino: Australia has 29m cattle, 79m sheep. Slump in prices means their value is halved

Dry weather responsible for the trend amid high interest rates and costs for farmers

KSE-100 Index breaches 61,000 ceiling but ends up in red zone amid profit-taking

Market correction has been on the cards after an unprecedented record-shattering surge

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

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

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

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

India's RBI chief asks micro lenders to see whether loans are affordable for lower-income consumers

Says banks and non-bank finance companies should ensure ‘sustainable’ lending

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

Govt advisers to call for more stimulus, as China eyes job creation and less reliance on property

In 2022, Xi laid out a vision of "Chinese-style modernisation" for country’s economy by 2035

China state-run banks seen swapping and selling dollars for yuan: Sources

The Chinese currency has gained 2pc in the past week, to stand at levels of around 7.13 to greenback

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

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

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

China property sales fell 6.8pc, investment down 9.3pc during Jan-Oct

Industrial output grew at a faster pace and retail sales growth beat expectations in October

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

India retail inflation eases to four-month low in October

It is edging closer to the central bank's target of 4pc for start lower interest rates

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

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

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

China's first deficit in foreign investment signals West's 'de-risking' pressure

Goldman Sachs cites low interest rates as a main reason behind increased outflow

Currency markets: Rupee endures more bleeding with dollar going up 69 paisa

Dollar up another 69 paisa as IMF calls for latest financial figures of state-owned enterprises

Swiss authorities, banks mull new rules to prevent bank runs

There are fears it could dent competitiveness or push clients to withdraw their money pre-emptively

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

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

Oil prices down 6pc in a week as supply disruption fears ease

US job data raise expectations that Federal Reserves won’t go for another rate hike

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

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

Revises up inflation forecasts for 2023, 2024

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

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

Buckle up! Interest rates are here to stay for longer: IMF chief

Kristalina Georgieva warns Israel-Hamas conflict is another cloud on horizon among many

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Attack on Israel could boost appeal of gold and safe haven assets

Geopolitical risks can boost demand for US dollar and US Treasuries

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

Surging property prices squeezing out many. Tokyo is a case study

UBS global real estate report ranks Japan’s capital as second most expensive city after Hong Kong

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

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

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

For a Few Dollars More: Sliding yen stokes intervention threat

Japan’s currency on Monday fell to a more than 10-month low of 148.49 per dollar

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

US central bank sees continued economic growth, low unemployment

Bank of England readies what may be its final rate hike

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

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

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

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

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