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.
PSX: Benchmark KSE-100 Index sheds 54 points on week’s 1st trading day!
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).
Swiss-Pak Bilateral Trade Up 7.5%; Crosses Half-a-Billion CHF Mark
KARACHI: According to Swiss Federal Customs Administration latest statistics, bilateral trade between Pakistan and Switzerland during the year 2017 crossed half-a-billion mark; total CHF 518.5 Million due to volume increase of over 7.5%.
i) Swiss pharmaceuticals and watches exports rose by 7.7% and 7.2% respectively.
ii) Pakistani textile exports were also all time high: CHF 109.86 Million; 30% more than 2016.
PSX: Bulls shoo the bears off on week’s final trading day!
KARACHI: Benchmark KSE-100 Index closed in the green (43,627) on the week’s last trading day with an augmentation of 685 points.
Rs.5.8b worth of 148m shares were traded today. Value of the shares of 243 companies augmented, 96 plummeted while 25 remained stagnant.
Communication, Banking & Chemical Sectors led the trade today with 23.6m, 18.3m and 13.5m shares.
Today’s top five traders of shares were: TRG Pak Ltd.,13.8m shares (+2.50pc); Azgard Nine Ltd., 11.3m shares (+4.30pc); Pak Stock Exchange, 5.7m shares (+0.37pc); Fauji Foods Ltd., 5.6m shares (+2.32pc); Hum Network, 5.6m shares (-0.32pc).