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RECORDER REPORT: PSX close of day

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KARACHI: BRINDEX-30 closed on the upper side on Wednesday at 20,375.67 points with a positive change of 108.26 and volume of 83,480,100 shares. High and Low were 20,460.18 and 20,162.03 respectively. Of 30 companies traded, 24 were up, 5…

RECORDER REPORT: PSX, BRIndex-30 update

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KARACHI: Wednesday 13, December 2017 until 11:06, BRIndex 30 was at 20,275.53 with a positive change of 8.12 and volume of 19,000,800 shares. High and low were 20,343.23 and 20,158.73 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 27…

Tillerson says US ready to talk to N.Korea; Japan wants pressure

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WASHINGTON/SEOUL: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key US demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be…

Martyred Lieutenant Moeed laid to rest in Lahore

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The funeral prayer of 21-year-old Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed was offered at Lahore’s Ayub Stadium. After the funeral, he buried at the Cavalry Ground graveyard. Co-Commander Lahore Lieutenant General Aamir Riaz was also present among…

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ECP seeks more details about PTI’s intra-party elections

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ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday announced to continue proceedings on a case filed to challenge intra-party elections of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf. The five-member Commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner…

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Protesting lawyers damage new Judicial Complex in Multan

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Several lawyers vandalized on Wednesday a newly-constructed Judicial Complex in Multan in protest for shifting of the judicial complex. The lawyers were protesting against the decision to shift the judicial complex as the new complex had…

Delete seven days old messages with this WhatsApp trick

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Not long ago, WhatsApp announced its new feature ‘Delete for Everyone’ that lets user unsend messages within seven minutes. But here’s a catch, you can now delete messages that are up to seven days old! The ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature…

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Dollar at 1-month high on strong price data as markets await Fed

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TOKYO: The dollar stood near a four-week high against a basket of currencies on Wednesday after strong US wholesale price figures kept the Federal Reserve on track for a widely-expected rate rise this week and more in 2018. The dollar…

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Bitcoin hits another record high in march toward $20,000

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NEW YORK: Virtual currency bitcoin hit another all-time peak on Tuesday, two days after the launch of the first ever bitcoin futures on a US exchange and ahead of the start of another futures contract next week, as investors grew…

Kim vows to make N. Korea ‘strongest nuclear power’

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SEOUL: Kim Jong-Un has vowed to make North Korea the “world’s strongest nuclear power,” state media reported Wednesday, as the reclusive nation shows little sign of reining in a weapons programme fuelling global alarm. The North has…

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EU’s Barnier rules out full EU-UK trade pact in time for Brexit

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BRUSSELS: There is “no possibility” that Britain and the European Union can conclude a free trade agreement by the time Britain leaves in March 2019, EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barner said on Tuesday. Asked about suggestions in London…

‘Furious race against time’ to complete Brexit treaty: EU’s Tusk

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BRUSSELS: European Council President Donald Tusk warned on Tuesday that completing a Brexit treaty and agreeing on future relations with Britain would be a “furious race against time” where EU states would have to stick together to avoid…

NATO chief Stoltenberg wins extended term to late 2020

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BRUSSELS: NATO allies extended Jens Stoltenberg’s term as secretary-general of the Western military alliance until late 2020 on Tuesday, giving the former Norwegian prime minister a rare six-year mandate in the top job. Stoltenberg, who…

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Govt making all-out efforts for delimitations bill: Musadik

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs Dr. Musadik Malik Tuesday said the government was making all-out efforts to get passed bill regarding delimitations from the Senate. All political parties present in the…

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EU warns Britain against Brexit deal ‘backtracking’

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STRASBOURG: The EU on Tuesday warned Britain against “backtracking” as it rounded on a top minister for suggesting that London could back out of its Brexit divorce promises if it does not get a trade deal. Britain’s Brexit minister David…

Tillerson: Russian vote meddling was ‘hybrid warfare’

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WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday branded Russia’s alleged meddling in last year’s American presidential election an act of “hybrid warfare.” US intelligence agencies have long since concluded that Vladimir Putin’s…

Tillerson: My failure if US resorts to force on North Korea

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WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed confidence Tuesday that Washington is doing all it can to force North Korea to negotiate its nuclear disarmament. And he added that if diplomacy and sanctions fail and the US military…

Trump signs US military defence bill worth nearly $700bn

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WASHINGTON: President Donald on Tuesday signed a massive defense policy bill that he said would help America bolster its military might and modernize the services. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) calls for nearly $700 billion…

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia progressing towards comprehensive defence ties: Dastgir

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RAWALPINDI: Building on a solid legacy, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are progressing towards a comprehensive defence relationship for the twenty-first century. This was stated by Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan while welcoming Saudi…

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Intl rating agencies optimistic about Pakistan’s economic performance: Sartaj Aziz

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ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said the international ratings agencies are optimistic about Pakistan’s economic performance and predicting Pakistan to emerge as one of the fast growing economies in…

Tuesday, Dec 12

RECORDER REPORT: PSX close of day

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KARACHI: BRINDEX-30 closed on the upper side on Tuesday at 20,267.41 points with a positive change of 104.04 and volume of 112,838,700 shares. High and Low were 20,348.60 and 19,520.11 respectively. Of 30 companies traded, 10 were up, 20…

JI marchers reach Faizabad Interchange from Khyber Agency

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A day after Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) workers and supporters started their march from Khyber Agency, the marchers have now reached Faizabad Interchange. The march is being held to merge the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber…

RECORDER REPORT: PSX, BRIndex-30 update

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KARACHI: Tuesday 12, December 2017 until 12:27, BRIndex 30 was at 19,854.24 with a negative change of -309.13 and volume of 61,345,400 shares. High and low were 20,256.10 and 19,512.75 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was…

Army officer, sepoy martyred in North Waziristan attack

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Two army officials were killed on Tuesday when terrorists opened fire at their vehicle in North Waziristan Agency. According to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations, Abdul Moeed, second Lieutenant and Sepoy Basharat were…

Monday, Dec 11

Merkel’s conservatives see common ground with Social Democrats on Europe

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BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called for speedy efforts to form a stable new government with Social Democrats (SPD) and said her conservative party saw areas of common ground on domestic reform and Europe. Merkel said…

Britain urged Iran to release detained dual nationals, Johnson says

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LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday he urged Iran to release detained dual nationals during a visit to the Islamic Republic. “I urged their release, on humanitarian grounds, where there is cause to do so,”…

PML-N lawmakers turn against their own party

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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmakers announced on Sunday their resignation from public office due to government’s inaction towards Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah. The five PML-N lawmakers announced this during a Khatm-e…

Bitcoin makes muted stock exchange debut at $15,000

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NEW YORK: Cryptocurrency Bitcoin made its debut on a major bourse Sunday, opening at $15,000 per unit at the Chicago board options exchange. Around 23:20 GMT, the price of the currency had risen to $15,940 dollars on a futures contract…

Sunday, Dec 10

Air raids on Yemen rebel training camp kill 26: security sources

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ADEN: Saudi-led coalition air trikes on a Yemen rebel training camp northwest of the capital on Sunday killed at least 26 Huthi fighters, security sources said. The head of the training camp in Hajjah province, Amar al-Jarab, was among…

UK won’t pay Brexit bill if no trade deal agreed: Davis

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LONDON: Brexit Secretary David Davis said Sunday Britain will not honour financial commitments agreed this week with the European Union if they fail to secure a future trade deal, contradicting finance minister Philip Hammond. “No deal…

Iraqi PM declares ‘end of war against IS’ in Iraq

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BAGHDAD: Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group that at its height endangered Iraq’s very existence. “Our forces are in complete control of…

UN envoy warns N. Korea ‘miscalculation’ could trigger conflict

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UNITED NATIONS: A senior UN envoy warned Saturday there was a grave risk that a miscalculation could trigger conflict with North Korea as he urged Pyongyang to keep communication channels open after a rare visit to the reclusive state.…

Saturday, Dec 9

Israel strike kills 2 Palestinians: Gaza officials

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GAZA CITY: An Israeli air strike on a Gaza base of Hamas’s military wing killed two people on Saturday, health officials of the territory’s Palestinian Islamist rulers said. The strike on a base in Nusseirat in the central Gaza Strip, one…

UK foreign secretary in Iran to push for Briton’s release

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LONDON: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will arrive in Iran early Saturday, where he will press for the release of a British-Iranian woman held in prison, according to Britain’s Foreign Office. Johnson, who will meet with his Iranian…

PKR-US$ exchange rate adjusts in the interbank market

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KARACHI: The PKR-US$ exchange rate in the interbank market closed at Rs. 107 per US$ on Friday. During the day, PKR depicted high and low of Rs. 109.50 and Rs.105.55 respectively, says a statement of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). It…

Trump senior aide Dina Powell to resign early next year: White House

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s deputy national security adviser, Dina Powell, plans to resign early next year and return to her home in New York, the White House said on Friday. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Powell, a…

Friday, Dec 8

RECORDER REPORT: PSX close of day

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KARACHI: BRINDEX-30 closed on the upper side on Friday at 20,532.11 points with a positive change of 80.46 and volume of 100,051,600 shares. High and Low were 20,848.27 and 20,289.45 respectively. Of 30 companies traded, 9 were up, 21 were…

Hundreds more Israeli police deployed ahead of main Muslim prayers

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JERUSALEM: Israel deployed hundreds of additional police officers on Friday following Palestinian calls for protests after the main weekly Muslim prayers against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.…

Trump puts domestic concerns over foreign in Jerusalem move

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has reverberated across the Middle East and the world, but the motives for his move may lie in politics at home. In fulfilling an explosive campaign…

Consensus on delimitation process to be evolved: Asif

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Thursday said consensus with political parties regarding delimitation process would be evolved which was in the interest of all stakeholders. Talking to a private news channel, he said…