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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KARACHI: Benchmark KSE-100 Index closed in the red (41,637) losing 721 points on the week’s last trading day.
Rs. 7.65b worth of 179m shares changed hands today. Value of the shares of 238 companies plummeted, 79 augmented while 16 remained stagnant.
While Commercial Banking Sector led the trade with 43.2m shares, the five leading traders of the shares today were: K-Electric Ltd., 20.3m shares (-3.27pc); Bank Of Punjab, 15.9m shares (-2.74pc); Lotte Chemical Pakistan Ltd., 11.9m shares (-1.78pc); Summit Bank Ltd., 9.1m shares (-1.38pc); Pakistan Elektron Ltd., 8.2m shares (-4.76pc).
Belarus ready to supply 20K tonnes of beef to China annually
MOLODECHNO: Belarus is ready to supply 20,000 tonnes of beef to China annually, Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry said.
“In terms of beef supplies to China, we are limited by the number of certified companies. For the time being, there are only two of them. The Agriculture and Food Ministry is working to expand the list of such enterprises. This task is under control of the minister. As the number of companies that can supply beef to China increases, so will the volume of exports.
We are potentially ready to supply up to 20,000 tonnes of beef to China per year,” he told media. Belarusian enterprises seek to enter the Chinese market with finished goods not only with raw materials. “Of course, there are certain difficulties associated with the shelf-life of products.
Today we are working actively to reduce the delivery time using rail transport. Now the dairy industry is making great headway and has started to export finished products to China such as cheeses and packaged butter and are working to make inroads into the yogurt market. We are gradually expanding the range of products.
Today there is an interest in the shipments of Belarusian canned beef to China. This issue is under consideration,” Aleksei Bogdanov said.
With an export of 220,000 tons, Belarus remained one of the world’s largest meat exporters: