Pakistan currency notes and coins at a money changer booth in Karachi. 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 International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that the industrial and social sectors in Pakistan have improved, adding that its latest economic reform programme is on track too.
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.
The non-oil trade between the UAE and China increased by 78.5 per cent from 2012 to 2021, totalling Dhs223.5 billion by the end of 2021 compared to Dhs125.1 billion in 2012.
The Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show (DSS), organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), saw a large turnout of visitors in its 24th edition.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric vehicle maker’s eagerly anticipated humanoid robot ‘Optimus’ would cost under $20,000 and cautioned it still had way to go before becoming fully functional.