Adopt margin trading system with caution – Business Recorder

Mobile factory maintenance profit margins, or why Fleet Cruisers are King.

So I have performed calculations using the SWN rulebook due to my need for a Salvager fleet faction for my game. I wondered what truly was the most viable dedicated factory ship for a completely void-bound society that would be utilizing Asteroids as a bare-minimum resource.
As you will eventually see, it is possible to get quite a profitable ship going that should be able to supply for the maintenance costs of other ships in its fleet efficiently and if fed constantly.
-Things to keep into consideration for the experiment:
*A Bulk freighter costs 5m, has 15 power, and 25 mass as well as 40 max crew.
*A fleet cruiser costs 10m credits, has 50 power, 30 mass available, and importantly 200 crew max.
*A battleship costs 50m credits, has 75 power, 50 mass available, and 1,000 crew max.
*A Carrier costs 60m credits, has 50 power, and 100 mass available, as well as 1,500 crew max.
*Maintenance costs are 5% of the total cost of the ship every 6 months.
*A mobile factory can turn 1 ton of material into 5,000 credits worth of maintenance/repair items, or 10,000 credits worth of TL4 goods, structures and vehicles. We are more interested in the former to see if this civilization can manufacture goods away from external trade beyond the fleet.
*Normal costs per person per year on a ship are 120 credits/day, with 100 of those being average pay, and 20 credits being the cost of food and stores. We are ignoring these costs for now, and assuming that another ship in the fleet (A farm ship perhaps) provides the food, water, and supplies the factory ship's workers will need. As for payment, this might be considered afterwards depending on how profitable the factory ship is, if it's offering several thousand credits surplus per day, pay might be modest, if it's barely scraping by, this civilization is simply struggling to survive, and working is a requirement.
*The thing we are looking at in this case is sheer minimum profit', or lack of it in some cases. These assume that magically the factories get the required feedstock at no additional cost in order to make 5,000 credits worth of repair materials each day indefinitely. Such additional considerations might be best for another day when we determine which ship might be the most effective 'miner' to feed these factory ships.
*We will not be going into detail on Stations, which are of course immobile and are not viable for a nomadic void-bound civilization that constantly moves.
Materials and Methods
The Sourcebook for SWN and the stats for both Mobile factories and for the ships, taking into consideration their maximum 'Load' for mass, crew, and power, and generating ships with the minimum and maximum needed for each.
I performed my calculations as follows: (Base cost of ship + factory modules + extended life-support module) /3,650= maintenance cost in credits/day of operation.
Conversion factors: 1/10th maintenance cost per year credit. 1 yea365 days. Years cancel out, 1/3,650 credit/day
I then plotted these using Microsoft Excel into a graph for easier visualization, applying trend lines as needed and labels for the data points.
Each of the ships has a roughly linear progression for it's profit margins.
Only the Bulk freighter and the Fleet cruiser are profitable after just one installation of a mobile factory, and while impossible, if some pre-tech or homebrew artifact/technology gave the bulk freighter just one more free power, the available modification to power=> mass would provide exceptional profit in materials.
The capital ships, while powerful and not needing to provide extended life support are just far too expensive and require massive amounts of infrastructure, manpower, and installations of mobile factories to equal the profit of the other ships in this lineup with minimum viable materials at hand.
As it stands, For a scavenger fleet, or even a group of risk-taking PC's who wish to build their own flotilla, a single Fleet cruiser with 4 mobile factories and fed constantly will produce 15,821 credits worth of excess maintenance products/day, or in other words it can support itself AND a 57.7 million total credit ship/fleet without any further modifications and still have 32 excess power that could be used to modify it and make it even more viable or grant it some defenses/additional utilities.
If the PC's were to use this factory in a normal system, and offered payment/other things to the workers, if they manufactured just the TL4 goods instead of repairs they'd unfortunately be -13,548 credits in debt each day unless they were able to sell the goods for a significant profit (a minimum 33% mark up to break even, or 14+ on 3d6 using the Suns of gold rules, a 16.17% chance with no net modifier).
Even a master trader would have difficulty turning a profit with these thin lines unless one had other support craft which could provide food/supplies for under 29,200,000 credits... Perhaps this could be the next challenge, made easier with our 57.7 million repair budget (146 million if selling just the TL4 goods).
I hope this is informative/assists you all with your own worldbuilding!
(Edit! Changed the link so you can see the spreadsheet/results on the graph)
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Some news you may have missed out on part 132.

And we back!
Took a break to allow the Kashmir issue higher priority.
-Japan to import skilled manpower from Pakistan
Japan has agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Pakistan for import of thousands of skilled labour to be inducted in multiple sectors. While talking to APP, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of Japan in Pakistan Yusuke Shindo said the MoU could be signed between the two countries next month.
Shindo said that Japan has decided to open the labor market in 14 different sectors, including construction, nursing care, agriculture, manufacturing and light engineering and some other sectors.
-UAE to invest $5bn in Pakistan’s oil sector: report
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to invest $5 billion in an oil refinery project in Pakistan by the end of 2019, said UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi.
“We are going to launch very soon one of the biggest investments in a refinery project in Hub, Balochistan. It is going to be a $5 billion investment agreement between Mubadala Petroleum Company of Abu Dhabi, Pak Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO) and OMV (OMV Pakistan Exploration Gesellschaft),” UAE’s top diplomat was quoted as saying by Arab News.
The plan is to set up a deep-conversion, state-of-the-art refinery that would have an output of 250,000-300,000 barrels per day. Al-Zaabi said the project was the result of extensive discussions between Mubadala Petroleum and Pakistan’s petroleum ministry along with PARCO and OMV.
-PM Imran leaves for three-day China visit
Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived at China to discuss regional and bilateral issues with its strategic partner.
Premier Imran will hold separate meetings with President Xi Jinping and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang. He will also discuss expansion of projects under the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework.
-Pakistan to avoid FATF blacklist with support of friends
Three friendly countries have assured Pakistan of full support at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meetings scheduled to take place from October 13 in Paris. Their backing is expected to thwart India’s nefarious designs of trying to get Pakistan’s name placed on the black list.
“If three member states announce their support for Pakistan, its name cannot be included in the FATF black list,” a senior officer of the finance ministry told The Express Tribune on Monday. Sources said Pakistan lobbied three friendly states ahead of the FATF meetings and Malaysia, China and Turkey announced their support for Pakistan.
-KSE-100 jumps 962 points as confidence rises
Stocks performed remarkably in the outgoing week as developments on economic and political fronts contributed to the euphoric mood. The benchmark KSE-100 index jumped 962 points or 3% to settle at 33,033 points – finishing all five sessions in the green.
The buoyancy was in stark contrast to the trend seen in the preceding week and was largely led by improved investor confidence. News regarding the increase in tax collection in 1QFY20 sparked buying interest. Moreover, the anticipation of an increase in cement prices in the northern region also acted as a catalyst for the cement sector and helped the index march upwards.
-KSE-100 winning streak continues for 7th straight session
Bulls dominated the stock market on Monday as the benchmark index rallied, gaining more than 600 points and finishing its seventh successive session in the green.
The euphoria emerged in the wake of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China as investors were hopeful of positive developments for Pakistan during the trip.
After a brief dip in early hours, the KSE-100 index surged over 800 points during intra-day trading. The jump came despite the upcoming Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary meeting, which would give its decision on Pakistan’s status in the grey list.
-Pakistan Regains Status as Favored Tourist Destination
“Pakistan opening its doors to the world is the manifestation of the new confidence that the security situation has significantly changed and Pakistan is now quite secure,” Prime Minister Imran Khan said in an address at the inaugural ceremony. After implementation of the policy, the number of tourists to Pakistan has increased significantly.
“Pakistan’s e-visa policy is open for the citizens of 175 countries,” Federal Minister Sheheryar Khan Afridi, who held the interior portfolio when the policy was introduced, and today oversees the Narcotics Ministry, told The Media Line. “Tourists seeking to obtain visas will be able to get it at their homes without visiting a Pakistani embassy or consulate.”
Afridi added that the system also facilitates a “visa on arrival” program for other nationals arriving as tourists. “Foreign nationals of Indian origin are also allowed to avail themselves of the visa-on-arrival for religious tourism,” he noted.
“We removed cumbersome barriers of visa process so tourists across the globe can easily witness Pakistan’s stunning natural beauty,” Afridi continued. “To attract more tourists, the government also abolished the ‘No Objection Certificate,’ which had been required for foreigners to move around freely and enjoy every corner of Pakistan.”
-PIA to Resume Flights Operations for Malaysia Later This Month
Pakistan International Airlines has decided to resume its direct flight operations between Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur from October 14th. The decision to restart the flights was made after Federal Ombudsman’s intervention into the matter.
According to a spokesperson of the Federal Ombudsman, a large number of complaints were filed to the Ombudsperson’s office by the overseas Pakistanis, who were seeking the restoration of the PIA flights. “The PIA is going to operate two direct flights weekly between Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur to facilitate the tourists intending to visit Malaysia and Pakistan. PIA is also looking to restart flights on profitable routes as well,” said an official.
He said that the national flag-carrier intended to add new profitable destinations in its operations following the addition of new airplanes in the fleet. To a question he said that PIA is also planning to start direct flights for New York, adding “the plan is under consideration, but the launch of direct flight operation has not yet been finalized.”
-Gwadar Port is Now Officially Open for Transit Trade
Gwadar Port is now open for transit trade and the first ship is due to arrive next Tuesday, says the Ministry of Maritime Affairs. The sub-committee of the senate standing committee on Maritime Affairs, in its meeting on Tuesday, reviewed various issues of Gwadar Port and its investors.
Talking about transit trade and transshipment, the committee discussed that the Afghan Trade Transit Module requires some changes that have been applied and after initial testing, seems ready for application.
Gwadar’s main competitors will be Singapore and Dubai ports since incentives such as no cargo demurrage charges and a three-month storage facility will divert business to Gwadar. Concerning storage facilities for fish processing within or outside the port, the committee was assured that Chinese companies will not be charged extra taxes.
Convened by Senator Kauda Babar, the meeting was attended by Senator Moula Bux Chandio, Senator Muhammad Akram and senior officers from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Gwadar Port Authority, FBR and PTCL, among others.
-Egyptian Companies Want to Invest $1 Billion in Pakistan’s Energy and Housing Sectors
Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed the interest shown by Egyptian companies to invest $1 billion in Pakistan. The government will fully facilitate Egyptian investors and entrepreneurs so that they can carry out trade activities in the country. Meeting a delegation of Egyptian investors, the prime minister said that there is a huge potential to translate the existing Pakistan-Egypt relations into strong economic ties.
He called for the promotion of bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Egypt at all levels to tackle the common challenges faced at international level, specially, the negative propaganda about Islam so that the two countries could complement each other’s efforts in this respect.
-New “Mera Bacha Alert” App Will Tackle Child Abuse Cases
To effectively tackle incidents like cases of child abduction and missing children in the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed relevant authorities to launch a new application called “Mera Bacha Alert”.
The application will be created in two weeks and will be connected with Pakistan Citizen Portal so that the progress in any case, including the recovery of the child, can be monitored, a press release issued by the PM Office Media Wing said.
-Pakistan’s First Export and Import Bank Could Launch Next Year
The Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), is working to establish Export and Import (Exim) Bank in the country, which may start its operations in 2020, reported Express Tribune.
According to the report, the bank will assist the export and import of unconventional goods to many countries of the world with which Pakistan does not have regular trade relations. For the purpose, the Ministry of Finance has constituted a high-level committee, which is currently drawing up a legal and regulatory model and the State Bank will be the regulator.
-Nine Dutch Companies Want to Invest in Pakistan’s Poultry and Livestock
The Dutch Ambassador to Pakistan, Wouter Plomp, says that nine Dutch companies are interested in investing in Pakistan’s poultry and livestock sector. He said this in a meeting with Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research, Mehboob Sultan. They discussed agricultural cooperation between the two countries during the meeting. According to the ambassador, out of these nine companies, two deal with pharmaceuticals (poultry & livestock vaccine). ”We are looking forward to materializing those objectives of investment in the agro sector here in Pakistan,” he added.
-FBR Has Achieved 90% of its Tax Collection Target: Chairman
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has collected over Rs. 960 billion during the first quarter (July-September) of 2019-20, which is 90% of the target for the quarter said Syed Shabbar Zaidi, Chairman FBR on Monday. FBR’s collection increased by 14.83% as compared to Rs. 836 billion in the same period of 2018-19. The revenue collection during September 2019 stood at Rs. 380 billion compared to Rs. 323 billion in September 2018, showing a growth of 17.64 percent.
-Food Imports Fall by 28.81% in July-August FY19-20
During the first two months of the current fiscal year (Jul-Aug FY 19-20), food group imports decreased by 28.81% to $697.340 million as compared to $952.717 million in the corresponding period last year.
According to the data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, during the two months, the import of milk, cream, and milk food for infants reduced by 40.89% as 7,981 metric tons worth $21.014 million was imported as compared with the imports of 13,300 metric tons valuing $35,551 million. Meanwhile, the tea import fell 35.38% as about 27,403 metric tons worth $66.342 million was imported in compared with the imports of 37,431 metric tons worth $100.954 million.
The import of spices also came down by 6.23% as about 22,396 metric tons of spices worth $27.172 million were imported as compared to the imports of 27,608 metric tons worth $28.976 million in the same period of last year.
-Pakistan’s Biggest Expo Center Will be Established in Faisalabad
Pakistan’s largest expo center will be built in Faisalabad in a joint venture of Government of Punjab and Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce Industries. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Punjab Minister for Industries, Commerce and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal and President FCCI Syed Zia Alamdar Hussain during a meeting at the FCCI Conference room.
The minister congratulated FCCI’s management and said that Punjab government will provide 70 acres of land at M-III Industrial Estate Sahianwala for the establishment of the biggest expo center of Pakistan. This will help attract foreign investment in textile and other industrial sectors and promote exports.
-Pakistan Listed Among World’s Top 20 Reformers for Ease of Doing Business: WB
The World Bank has ranked Pakistan among the top 20 reformers in the world on the Ease of Doing Business. With continuous efforts in this direction, the country has significantly improved the business environment in the country, which is why it has been named among the top performers in the world.
A recent report by the World Bank has mentioned a series of initiatives taken by the country towards facilitating the business community. It recognizes that Pakistan has improved in six areas including online tax payment system, availability of electricity, easy registration of property and issuance of construction permits, and tariff changes.
-Footwear Exports Increase 15.75% in First Two Months of FY19
The footwear exports from Pakistan saw an increase of 15.75% during the first two months of the current financial year (2019-20) as compared to the corresponding period of last year.
Pakistan exported footwear worth $25.793 million during July-August (2019-20) against the exports of $22.283 million during July-August (2018-19), showing a growth of 15.75%, according to the latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
-Additional Rs192 billion recovered from power theft: Omar Ayub
The National Assembly was informed on Friday that an additional amount of Rs192 billion has been recovered as a result of the government’s successful campaign against power theft.
Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan told the house during question hour that no load-shedding is being carried out on 80 percent feeders across the country, Radio Pakistan reported. The minister said that the addition of 3,364 megawatts of power has been made in the national grid during the tenure of the present government.
-Trade deficit falls sharply by 38pc in July-August
The country’s trade deficit shrank by nearly 38 per cent in the first two months of current fiscal year, driven largely by a decline in imports of non-essential luxury items.
The constant decline in trade deficit shows the government’s battle against bloated trade deficit is finally bearing fruit as imports have plummeted despite paltry growth in exports proceeds.
Provisional trade figures available with Dawn showed the trade deficit dipped to $3.973 billion in July-August from $6.37bn over the corresponding months last year, reflecting a decline of 37.62pc.
On a monthly basis, the trade deficit decelerated by a hefty margin of 42.25pc to $1.848bn in August as against $3.20bn over the corresponding month last year. The government has set a target to bring down annual trade gap to $27.476bn by June 2020.
-Russian bank expresses interest in making heavy investment in Pakistan
Russian ExpoBank Director Igor Vladimirovich Kim on Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed his interest in making heavy investment in Pakistan, ARY News reported.
According to the details, matters of mutual interest, economic reforms, trade policies, special economic zones and other issues were discussed in the meeting.
On the occasion, PM Imran welcomed ExpoBank’s decision of making heavy investment in the country and apprised the director about business friendly environment, ease of doing business, improved security situation and vast business opportunities in Pakistan.
-SECP registered 1,187 companies in August
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) had registered 1,187 new companies in August 2019, out of which 94pc companies were registered online through eServices, while 52pc companies were registered within the same day.
The August registrations have raised the number of total companies to 104,030, a statement issued by SECP on Thursday read. According to the commission, the increasing trend in the registration of new companies is due to simplified and hassle-free procedures for company incorporation.
Out of the total number of companies registered in August, 71pc were registered as private limited companies, 26pc as single-member companies and 3pc as public unlisted companies, not for profit associations, trade organisations, foreign companies and limited liability partnership (LLP).
-Govt to Develop a Mobile Phone Plant in Haripur
In collaboration with the private sector, the government has decided to develop a mobile phone manufacturing plant in Haripur. The idea to privatize the Telephone Industry of Pakistan (TIP) has been dropped. Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT), Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui addressed a press conference in which he revealed that the plan to privatize TIP has been dropped. The government is currently in talks with various Chinese companies to develop a mobile handset manufacturing plant.
In 2018-19, the IT & IT-enabled Services (ITeS) export remittances have increased to $900 million in comparison to $800 million in 2017-18. The real figure for IT & ITeS exports is $4.1 billion. As an online payment system is not available in Pakistan, the IT industry has not been able to realize its full capability.
-Pakistani & Chinese Researchers Announce A Breakthrough in Hybrid Basmati Rice
Researchers from Pakistan and China are nearing a breakthrough in the development of a hybrid version of Basmati rice that will have an average per acre yield of 80 maunds (40 kilograms) and average grain length of 8 mm or above.
Longping High-Tech Industries from China and Pakistan’s Guard Agriculture Research and Services Private Ltd (Guard Agri) have been collaborating to produce a high-yield hybrid variety of rice in the past few years.
-Pakistan successfully tests Ghaznavi missile
Pakistan has successfully carried out night training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday.
“The missile is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads at a distance of up to 290 kilometres,” said a tweet by the ISPR DG. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mehmood Hayat and services chiefs have congratulated the team for carrying out the successful launch at night time.
-Pakistan becomes world’s 4th fastest-growing freelance market
Pakistan has been ranked as the 4th fastest growing freelance market with 47pc growth in freelance earnings during the second quarter of 2019, as compared to the same period of last year. According to the global payment platform ‘Payoneer’s Global Gig Economy Index’, published in Forbes, Pakistan was among the top freelance markets leaving behind regional countries including India, Bangladesh and Russia.
The report was based on a sample of the more than 300,000 freelancers in Payoneer’s network. According to the report, the US stood at the top with 78pc growth, followed by UK at 59pc, Brazil 48pc, Pakistan 47pc, Ukraine 36pc, India 29pc, Bangladesh 27pc, Russia 20pc, and Serbia 19pc.
-‘Thailand wants more imports from Pakistan’
Consul General (CG) of Royal Thai Consulate in Karachi Thatree Chauvachata has that his country is keen to increase the volume of imports from Pakistan.
In an informal interaction with media at his residence late Sunday, he said that the two-way trade between Pakistan and Thailand during 2018 was approximately $1.674 billion, which was overwhelmingly in Bangkok’s favour.
He invited the Pakistani businessmen to explore new avenues and markets in Thailand so that Pakistani exports could be increased and the balance of trade between the two countries could be improved. Chauvachata informed that an investment delegation from Thailand had recently visited Pakistan where the Thai traders held productive discussions with the Pakistani businessmen in Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad and Karachi.
-Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline to be completed by 2024
Pakistan and Iran have decided to complete Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project by 2024 and in this regard a third agreement will be signed in Turkey during the next week between the Iran’s National Iranian Oil Company and the Pakistan’s Inter State Gas System.
According to sources, Pakistan and Iran will sign Iran-Pakistan (IP) Gas Pipeline Project Amendment Agreement No 3 during the next week in Istanbul. They said that a principle decision to withdraw the legal notice by Iran was made during the prime minister’s visit to Iran in April as the special assistant to the PM on petroleum had held a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Amir H Zamaniania on the sidelines of this visit and the Iranian side had expressed its intentions to withdraw the notice if the agreement on extension of the gas sales and purchase agreement was finalised.
-Dutch giant Royal Vopak to invest $2.8bn in Pakistan
A delegation of Royal Vopak, a leading Dutch company that stores and handles various oil, chemicals, edible oils and natural gas-related products across the world, called on Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood on Tuesday to discuss new investment opportunities related to terminal and storage facilities for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in Pakistan. The delegation head apprised the adviser that Royal Vopak would invest $1.5 billion in a land-based LNG terminal facility.
As per details, the terminal would provide cost-effective facilities to the LNG consumers in the country as modern technology would be introduced there. This facility would also create new employment opportunities, besides bringing technological advancements in the engineering sector of Pakistan. Moreover, Royal Vopak would invest $150 million in the construction of a prolepryplene plant as well as $800 million in PARCO Coastal Refinery in order to improve the country’s storage facility.
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Some news you may have missed out on part 81.

-UK's home office concludes a report on the secuity situation in Pakistan, citing much improvement
The United Kingdom Home Office has released report over security situation in Pakistan. UK Home Office declared Pakistan as a country where the state of security has significantly improved in 2018 as compared to previous years. The Home Office report on Pakistan’s situation, praised determination of security forces, especially Pakistan Army, saying that the military-led operations against militants were successful and the overall security situation improved compared to previous years.
-Pakistan conducts another successful launch of ballistic missile ‘Nasr’
Pakistan today conducted another successful launch of short range surface to surface ballistic missile “Nasr” as part of Army Strategic Forces Command training exercise which included quad salvo on 24 January and single shots on 28 & 31 January 2019, the ISPR said in a statement today.
“The 2nd phase of this exercise was aimed at testing the extreme inflight maneuverability, including the end flight maneuverability; capable of defeating, by assured penetration, any currently available BMD system in our neighborhood or any other system under procurement / development,” it added.
The launch was witnessed by General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman JCS Committee, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, Chairman NESCOM, senior officers from the Army Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.
-Qatar decides to recruit 100,000 Pakistanis
Consul General of Qatar in Karachi Mishal M. Al Ansari said on Thursday, his country will recruit 100,000 Pakistan citizens by issuing work visa in all sectors. Speaking to media during his visit to Matiari district in Sindh, he told that Qatar has already opened its visa centers in Karachi and Islamabad to facilitate Pakistani workers and professionals.
“We are working to boost bilateral relations between the two countries and looking forward to take advantage of Pakistan’s offers,” he continued. Last year in December, Qatari ambassador Mr. Saqr bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri announced that Qatar will give jobs to 0.1 million Pakistanis. Meanwhile, he committed to offer support for the education sector in Pakistan. “Qatar will provide education to one million Pakistani children who are out of schools,” he added.
-Stop news….SBP raised 25 basis points to 10.25 percent
State bank of Pakistan has announced the Monetary policy for the next two months. State Bank have raised 25 basis points to 10. 25 interest rate.
-Gwadar Port as Asia’s Emerging capital campaign has been launched in Central London
A new campaign for the Gwadar City has been launched in London. Private investment firm China Pakistan Investment Cooperation (CPIC) has launched a bus campaign in Central London to promote the booming port city of Gwadar in Pakistan as “Asia’s Emerging Trade Capital”.
Zeeshaan Shah, the former Apprentice contestant and CPIC founding board member, has initiated the campaign. Shah also previously advertised “Gwadar - The Gateway to Emerging Pakistan” and “Prosperous Pakistan” on hundreds of buses in Central London, as part of the effort to promote Gwadar and Pakistan as a safe investment place.
-$20 billion Saudi investment package for Pakistan, largest ever overseas package in Kingdom's history
Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman will arrive in Pakistan on February 16, Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Al-Malki confirmed on Thursday. Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Al-Malki visited the foreign ministry whee he held meetings with the officials and discussed matters pertaining to the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit. According to the Saudi Ambassador, Muhammad Bin Salman will visit Pakistan on February 16.
-Foreign exchange: SBP reserves surge 22.9%, cross $8b mark
The foreign exchange reserves, held by the central bank, increased 22.88% on a weekly basis, breaking a five-week losing streak and crossing the $8-billion mark, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday.
Earlier, the reserves plunged to $6,636.1 million, which raised concern over Pakistan’s ability to meet its financing requirements. However, the first tranche of $1 billion from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the last tranche of $1 billion from Saudi Arabia for balance of payments support pushed the reserves above $8 billion. Moreover, China and the UAE have agreed to provide more cushion for the fast depleting reserves.
-UK denies India’s request to cancel event highlighting brutality in occupied Kashmir
The United Kingdom categorically refused India’s request to cancel an event highlighting human rights violations in occupied Kashmir. The event is scheduled to be held at the British Parliament. Blaming Pakistan for ‘duplicity’, the Indian official said, on one hand, Islamabad talked about peace but it was “working together with forces which are pushing or fermenting anti-India sentiments”. The event is expected to be attended by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is scheduled to travel to the British capital on those days.
-TLP acting chief arrested from Charsadda
The absconding acting chief of politico-religious party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) was arrested from the Umarzai area of Charsadda on Friday, police said. District Police Officer (DPO) Irfanullah confirmed to The Express Tribune that Dr Shafiq Ameeni was arrested during a protest rally organised against the acquittal by the Supreme Court of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman accused of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to death by the court. Dr Ameeni was wanted for leading a motorway blockage and an anti-state sit-in, among other cases relating to rioting and inflicting losses to the national exchequer, according to the police.
-Sindh Business Portal to launch on February 20
Chief Secretary Sindh said the provincial government had eased the process to start a business adding that Sindh Business Portal would be launched on February 20, 2019. Sindh Business Portal would offer one-window facility to the business community, which would facilitate property registration and property tax payments. Shah claimed that due to the measures introduced by Sindh government, Pakistan’s ranking in the global ease of doing business had surged 11 notches.
-Pakistan’s elite security agency busted international spy network: Report
Pakistan’s elite security agency has successfully busted an international spy network in the country, a local media report said. A report published in a local daily has claimed that the officials from Pakistan’s security establishment, including a very senior official retired just a few years back, have also been arrested during the operation.
The officials were reportedly passing on sensitive information to a spy agency of one of the most powerful countries. It claims that an official, serving in a Pakistani mission in a European capital, was also among the arrested ones.
-With 3733 points increase in January, Pakistan Stock Exchange’s KSE 100 index bounced back strong in the very first month of 2019, closing the monthly return in double-digits at 10.1% which is the highest monthly return in 2 last years since Dec 2016.
-KSE-100 crosses 41,000 on policy rate
The benchmark KSE-100 index of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) added 313 points or (0.77%) closed at 41,112.71 on Friday. Market increased further from Thursday’s closing. Increase in policy rate was largely considered a signal to enter shortly in the IMF program, also a nominal increase of 25bps assured investors that the impact on earnings will be only marginal in nature and will have less of an impact on corporate earnings.
-Malaysia’s telecom giant to set foundation for Digital Pakistan with $250m infrastructure investment
A Malaysian telecommunications infrastructure services provider would invest up to US$250 million in next five years to introduce innovations and support faster, better and more cost-efficient shared network throughout Pakistan.
The edotco Group has already invested US $100 million to establish and grow local operations and planning to invest around US $50-60 million annually for next five years to transform the telecommunication industry towards achieving digital Pakistan ambitions with smart solutions.
The plan was revealed by Board of Directors Chairman Edotco Group of Malaysia Datuk Azzat Kamaluddin, who called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Friday.
-Boosting agricultural sector top priority of PTI govt: PM Imran
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that agricultural development was the top most priority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. Chairing a high-level meeting, PM Imran sought proposals from the provinces about reforms in agriculture sector and asked to submit their suggestions and recommendations within a week.
The prime mister said that Pakistan would take benefit from Chinese expertise in agriculture sector. He asked the provinces to pin point the hurdles in the progress of agriculture sector and asked that how could we increase usage of technology in agriculture field to boost productivity. PM Imran Khan assured the provinces every possible support in boosting of agriculture sector.
-Tax collection increases 3.5%
Pakistan’s tax authorities in first seven months of the current fiscal year collected Rs2.07 trillion in taxes with 3.5% net increase compare to the previous year. According to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) sources, the FBR has collected Rs2.07 trillion in taxes from July to January. The net increase compared to the fiscal year 2017-18 was Rs69 billion or 3.5%.
-Large Chinese company announces investment plans
According to the details, Zhang Chun, Chairman Board of China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and announced to invest in agriculture and housing projects in the country. He briefed the prime minister about 1,263 megawatt gas power project in Jhang.
-First ever cross border international Optic Fibre Cable Network established in history of Pakistan
Pak-China OFC link is the first ever cross-border connectivity established between the two neighboring countries. This is also the very first time when well organized, high capacity cross-border terrestrial connectivity has been established by a public sector organization in Pakistan.
Similarly: Pak-China fibre optic link activated for commercial use
-Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announces to Invest huge money in mega projects in Pakistan
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has decided to invest more than $1 billion in the infrastructure projects related to transport, urban and rural water, and energy sectors of Pakistan. Chief Economist Laurel Ostfield, in an interaction with media on Thursday, said that the bank was giving funds for sustainable infrastructure and cross-border connectivity, and to mobilise private capital projects in Pakistan. “In line with our priorities, AIIB is considering investing more than $1 billion in infrastructure, urban and rural water, and energy sectors,” she added.
She informed that four projects under consideration included the $100 million Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Project, $402 million Rawalpindi Ring Road Project, $400 million Lahore Water and Wastewater Management Project and $160 million for the Karachi Water and Sewer Services Project.
-Archaeologists uncover signs of a 4000 year old civilisation
Chinese archaeologists have uncovered some artefacts dating as far back as 1700 BC near Khanpur. It suggests that there was a civilisation in this area long before the Gandhara civilisation. The relics, including pottery, remains of metallic tools, and stone items, point to a link with Harappa and Moen Jo Daro civilisations – the two cradles of Indus Valley civilisation.
According to sources, the discovery was a joint effort of students from three Chinese universities along with the Department of Archaeology who have been excavating a historical site near Bhaloot in Khanpur for a while.
-PM inaugurates ‘Pakistan Banao Certificate’ scheme for overseas Pakistanis
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday inaugurated ‘Pakistan Banao Certificates’ scheme to attract investment from overseas Pakistanis and to help strengthen the national economy. Speaking at the launch ceremony of Pakistan Banao Certificate initiative, the prime minister vowed that under his government, the Pakistani diaspora will feel proud to hail from the country.
Under the said scheme, Overseas Pakistanis would be able to earn profits from their investment in certificates.
-Razzak Dawood discusses steps taken for ease of doing business
Advisor to the Prime Minister for Commerce, Investment, Textile and Industry Production, Abdul Razzaq Daud in a meeting with Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah here on Friday discussed measures being taken to promote ease of doing business concept in the province. Abdul Razzak on the occasion said the federal government was committed to cooperate with the provincial authorities in its efforts to facilitate investors and contribute towards establishment of a conducive environment for the business community.
The chief secretary mentioned that efforts on part of Sindh towards the cause has raised country’s position by 11 points in the international ease of business ranking and that this has also restored the confidence of international as well as country’s business community. Measures adopted under the concept were said to include marked reduction in the time frame to procure commercial water connection from 61 days to 21 days and also expediting registration of property with Sindh Revenue Board from 208 to 17 days and issuance of Sindh Building Control Authority’s NOC within 30 days.
-US consul general, Sindh governor discuss bilateral trade, business relations
United States Consul General in Karachi JoAnne Wagner led a five-member trade delegation in a meeting with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail here on Friday. On the occasion, matters related to bilateral relations between the two countries were extensively discussed and it was agreed that cordiality between the two was equally beneficial for the region.
-Expats offer business facilitation centre in UAE to help Pakistani entrepreneurs
Business Star Center and Zamana Group of Companies, being operated by two overseas Pakistanis in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have offered to establish a business facilitation center to help Pakistani entrepreneurs in the Emirates.
They extended the offer to Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OP&HRD) Syed Zulfikar Bukhari during a meeting held the other day.
The OP&HRD ministry has assured them of providing services required to launch the business center at the earliest, the ministry spokesperson revealed on Thursday. He said the youth belonging to Pakistani diaspora would be able to register their companies and small start-ups free of cost through this business centre.
-Japanese investors keen to explore Punjab’s leather market
A Japanese delegation from Japan Gloves Industry Association (JGIA), led by Tomokuni Company CEO Seiji Tomokuni, visited Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) and showed a keen interest in launching their business in the leather market of the province. During the meeting, the Japanese delegation said it was their first visit to Pakistan and they were delighted to witness the hospitality extended to them by all the organisations they visited.
“We are glad to see the technological advancements prevailing in Pakistan, they said, adding that there existed a great potential to develop strong business relations between the two countries especially in the leather industry. Earlier, PBIT CEO Burana welcomed the esteemed delegation and briefed them about the business-friendly environment in Pakistan, particularly in Punjab. Emphasizing the trade statistics that have been improving over the years, he stressed the need for developing strong business-to-business contacts between the traders of Pakistan and Japan.
-‘Dutch investors to visit Pakistan soon’
Deputy Ambassador of Netherlands Josephine Frantzen called on Finance Minister Asad Umar on Thursday to discuss the investment plans of Dutch companies in Pakistan. The envoy informed the minister that two high-level business delegations from the Netherlands would be visiting Pakistan in the near future to explore investment opportunities.
She also shared with him positive feedback from Dutch companies on the recently announced economic and business facilitation package, saying, “It was very encouraging for prospective investors.” Finance Minister Asad Umar on the occasion welcomed the investment plans of the Dutch companies, saying foreign direct investment was among the top priorities of the present government and that it would extend all possible facilities to foreign investors.
-Pakistan’s first organic cotton bale harvested in Balochistan
Balochistan has produced Pakistan’s first organic cotton bale, while the ceremony for its certification was held at Kot Sabzal, a local media outlet reported on Thursday. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the harvesting of the cotton bale was made possible due to the cooperation of Balochistan’s Department of Agriculture.
Balochistan’s Agriculture Minister Engineer Zamrak Khan said the provincial government was committed to promoting organic agriculture throughout the province, adding that the government was paying special attention to Balochistan. He further said that the Balochistan government would be developing an organic agriculture policy soon.
-Govt to Fund a Plant Which Uses Waste to Generate Electricity in Rawalpindi
Preliminary work on power generation from waste disposal in Rawalpindi has begun. Around 1000 tons of waste from the city and its surrounding villages is regularly transferred to 600 canals of an open dumping point at Lusar adjacent to GT Road. This causes significant air and underground pollution. In order to overcome this pollution, the authorities have decided to employ this waste in power generation.
-Faisalabad is Getting an International Air Cargo Terminal
Provincial Minister for Industries, Commerce, and Investment, Mian Aslam Iqbal, has said that an international air cargo terminal is going to be set up in Faisalabad.
He said that along with the terminal, the government will also launch a cargo train in a bid to promote exports.
Iqbal made the announcement while addressing the Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PHEMA) North Zone. He further said that the government is making all possible efforts to facilitate businesses which focus on exports.
-Pakistan, Oman vow to bolster bilateral relations
Islamabad wants to widen economic and diplomatic ties with Oman, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said. Qureshi, who is an official visit to Oman, was speaking at a joint press conference with his Omani counterpart Omar Yusuf Alawi after attending the seventh Joint Ministerial Commission meeting in Muscat on Thursday.
He said that over 25,000 Pakistanis came to work in Oman just in 2018, adding that “Oman will greatly benefit from our human resources”. Qureshi said he and his counterpart had discussed ways to improve bilateral relations.
-Ease of doing business: Punjab framing new industrial policy
A new provincial industrial policy, aimed at facilitating small and medium enterprises (SME), is being framed to ensure ease of doing business in order to achieve 10% annual growth.
Addressing business community at the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI), Punjab Minister for Industries, Commerce and Investment Mian Aslam Iqbal emphasised that the provincial government was seeking to create industrial-friendly environment. Iqbal compared the strategy to the federal government’s agenda and stressed that the provincial leadership was following in the footsteps of the Centre.
He announced the launch of one-window operation shortly for facilitating new investors. Earlier, the investors needed to deal with 19 federal departments and required NOCs from 26 provincial bodies for establishing a new industrial unit, he pointed out. “Following the initiation of the one-window operation, all NOCs will be issued under one roof,” the minister said. “If a department fails to respond within 10 days, it will be considered that it has issued the NOC.”
-Moody’s terms mini-budget positive for export sectors
oody’s – one of three big global credit rating agencies – has termed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s second mini-budget positive for manufacturing and export-oriented sectors, which will lend much-needed support to enhancing the country’s foreign income and curb the current account deficit (CAD).
The US-based rating agency, however, stated that new budgetary measures weakened the government’s income generation side as tax incentives awarded to industries and the agriculture sector further toughened the challenge of achieving the tax revenue collection target of Rs4.398 trillion. Accordingly, the budget deficit is expected to remain high.
“While the mini-budget will bolster the export sector, there is a greater risk of fiscal slippage and slower fiscal consolidation in the absence of additional revenue-raising measures,” the rating agency said on Thursday in a commentary on the second mini-budget which Finance Minister Asad Umar presented last week.
-More than one million saplings to be planted in Punjab in spring
More than one million saplings would be planted in spring under Parks & Horticulture Authorities (PHAs) in the Punjab during next two months, Radio Pakistan reported on Friday. This was decided in a meeting presided over by Minister for Housing & Urban Development, Mian Mahmood ur Rasheed which was attended by Chairmen and Director Generals of PHAs of entire province.
Addressing the meeting, the minister said that beautifying the cities of the province is a priority of the Punjab government in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, and added that PHAs will have to play an active role in this regard. He directed that feasible proposals should be finalized for beautifying parks and construction and rehabilitation of green-belts along roads. The meeting also discussed various issues about the targets of upcoming tree plantation campaign and results of previous monsoon tree plantations.
-Army organizes three-day free medical camp in Bajaur
A three-day free medical camp for the victims of coetaneous Leishmaniasis disease was organized in Bajaur tribal district, ARY News reported on Friday. The camp was organized on the directives of Crops Commander Peshawar and Inspector General Frontier Corps at District Headquarters Hospital Khaar.
A number of senior doctors and Leishmaniasis experts of Combined Military Hospital Peshawar provided treatment to at least 400 patients. Besides, treatment, free of cost medicines were also given to the patients, belonging to different remote areas of the district.
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