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SDPI enters club of top 100 global index

ISLAMABAD: Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has entered 100 top think tanks’ global club with its ranking on 15th in the index in Asia and the Pacific. It is declared 38th as World’s top trans-disciplinary research think tank and on the similar ranking in Best Quality Assurance and Integrity Policies and Procedures category, said an SDPI press release.

According to the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index, the ranking is done among 6486 Think Tank (TT) globally nominated by eminent experts, policy makers, and public thought leaders, said a news release issued here on Monday.

TT and civil society programme of University of Pennsylvania on an annual basis has been doing the ranking since 2008. The report was launched in Washington, DC, (World Bank and Wilson Center), Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania) and in New York (United Nations).

The index ranks Brookings Institution (US) as world’s TOP TT. Among non US Think Tanks Chatham House is World’s TOP TT while SDPI has been ranked 38th as World’s Top Trans-disciplinary Research TT.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (US); RAND Corporation (US); Brookings Institution (US); Chatham House (UK) and Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) (US) are the top five TTs in this category.

SDPI has been placed 65th as World’s Top Environment Policy TT. World Resources Institute (US); Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden); Worldwatch Institute (US); Brookings Institution (US); and Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (US) are the top five TTs in this category.

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PSX: Marred by political ambiguity the bourse experiences low-key activity today!  

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KARACHI: The prevailing vagueness in the economic as well as political scenario of the country forced PSX fall flat closing at 42,750 points on the week’s last trading day.

Rs. 5.45b worth of 132m shares changed hands, with value of the shares of 167 companies augmenting, 170 plummeting and 26 remaining stagnant.

Technology, Power and Textile sectors dominated the bourse with trading of 24.4m, 12.5m and 11.7m shares today.

Top five leading handlers of shares on the last trading day of the week were: WorldCall Telecom, 17.6m shares (+2.62pc); Engro Polymer, 8.9m shares (+3.03pc); K-Electric Ltd., 6.8m shares (+0.48pc); Dewan Motors, 6.4m shares (+4.82pc); Bank of Punjab, 6.3m shares (-1.87pc).

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PSX: Raid at Dar’s house & Model Town Report let bears bleed the bourse red!

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KARACHI: News that last night NAB personnel raided the house of Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar armed with an arrest warrant forced bulls leave the bourse after many sessions.

Court’s orders to make the judicial report of Model Town carnage public too allowed the bears growl forcing KSE-100 Index close at 42,800 today post shedding 572 points.

Today Rs. 8.7b worth of 165.7m stocks changed hands. The value of the shares of 253 companies plummeted, 94 augmented while 33 remained unchanged.  

Technology, Power Generation and Gas Sectors led the trade today with 18.9m, 15.1m and 15m shares.

Today’s top five traders of the shares were K-Electric Ltd., 12.5m shares (+1.30pc); Sui Southern Gas 11.2m shares (-0.18pc); Engro Polymer, 9.9m shares (+1.66pc); WorldCall Telecom, 8.6m shares (+1.78pc); TRG Pak Ltd., 8.3m shares (-4.44pc).

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European consortium Airbus inaugurates first completion/delivery center in China

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TIANJIN: European consortium Airbus has inaugurated a $240m completion center here that will be receiving large bodied aircraft A330s from France.

 

 

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