Gita Gopinath. File
The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could inflict “significant scarring” worldwide and the outlook for recovery remains highly uncertain, IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath said on late Friday.
News from the economic front is a mixed bag. By all accounts the immediate outlook is bad. But the chances of an early recovery are said to be bright.
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
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Following a Monday slide, the greenback was steady on most majors and clung on near a two-week low against a basket of currencies , tracking the mood in equity markets.
By category, production of machine tools were up 27.6 per cent on the month, intermediate goods stagnated at 0.1 per cent and consumer goods were up slightly at 1.4 per cent, the Destatis official statistics agency said.