Employees at a copper wire factory in Karachi, Pakistan. Reuters
Pakistan’s rupee dropped to an all-time low of 146.5 to the dollar on Thursday, days after Islamabad announced it had reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a fresh bailout for its troubled economy.
The government has stated that its reform agenda signed with International Monetary Fund (IMF) is on track and the progress so far on nearly all the performance and structural benchmarks for first quarter of the current fiscal year
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) released its first quarterly report on the state of Pakistan’s economy for the fiscal year of 2020 that stated progressive move as macroeconomic stabilisation process boosted with the initiation
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved $1 billion in immediate budget support to Pakistan to shore up the country’s public finances and help strengthen economy besides approving $300 million to support energy sector reforms.
European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde warned on Thursday that the pandemic still poses “serious risks” to the eurozone economy as concerns grow about new virus variants and sluggish vaccination campaigns.
The UAE SMEs sector contribute to more than 53 per cent of the UAE’s non-oil GDP, and this percentage is expected to rise to 60 per cent by the end of 2021, and to higher levels in the coming years,
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) continued to advance its sustainable development agenda within the country and abroad through clean-energy initiatives.