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SDPI enters club of top 100 global index

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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: Bulls shoo the bears out of bourse on week’s 4th trading day!

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KARACHI: News that Senate elections are going to be held on time despite disqualification of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, enabled bulls shoo the bulls off letting KSE-100 Index close at 43,528 with an escalation of 609 points.

Rs. 9b worth of 190m shares were traded today. Value of the shares of 208 companies augmented, 123 plummeted, while 15 remained stagnant.  Engineering, Cement and Chemical Sectors led the trade today with 27m, 26.6m and 18.4m shares.

Top five traders today were Dost Steels Ltd., 19.36m shares (+3.78pc); Azgard Nine, 16.2m shares (-3.09pc); Lotte Chemical,  10.2m shares (+1.93pc); Fauji Foods Ltd., 7.3m shares (-2.84pc); Matco Foods Ltd., 6.8m shares (+1.08pc).

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PSX: US motion to put Pakistan on a terror financing watch-list lets bears growl all over the bourse!

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KARACHI: Due to domestic political noise alongwith intimation that Pakistan has been given a three-month let-off by an international watchdog over a US-led motion to put the country on a terror-financing watch allowed bear bleed the bourse red that closed at 42,920 shedding 375 points.

Rs. 8.5b worth of 188m shares were traded today. Value of the shares of 177 companies plummeted, 154 augmented, while 18 remained stagnant.

Cement, Chemicals, Food & Personal Care Products Sectors led the trade today with 19.7m, 18.9m and 18.7m shares respectively.

Today’s top five traders of shares were: Azgard Nine Ltd., 15.3m shares (-5.22pc); Lotte Chemical Ltd., 9.5m shares (+1.38pc); TRG Pak Ltd., 9.3m shares (+1.35pc); Dost Steels Ltd: 8.4m shares (+3.18pc); Matco Foods Ltd., 8.1m shares (+5.00pc).

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PSX: Benchmark KSE-100 Index sheds 54 points on week’s 1st trading day!

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KARACHI: The looming specter of FATF meeting in Paris that could result in putting Pakistan on a watch-list enabled bear growl all over the bourse on week’s first trading day.

With a loss of 54 points, benchmark KSE-100 Index closed at 43,573. Rs. 5.1b worth of 126.9m shares were traded today. Value of the shares of 193 companies augmented, 140 plummeted, while 26 remained stagnant.

Food/Personal Care Products, Cement & Communication Sectors led the trading with 19.3m, 14.9m and 12.2m shares respectively. Top five traders of shares today were: Fauji Foods Ltd., 9.8m shares (+4.97pc); TRG Pak Ltd., 7.5m shares (-2.94pc); Matco Foods Ltd., 6.8m shares (+3.19pc); Dewan Salman, 6.6m shares (+3.53pc); Dewan Cement, 5.9m shares (-2.85pc).

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