Rising exports & investment, declining current account deficit, improved fiscal prospects through better tax & non tax collection, market rally, EOBD ranking going up; indicates that Govt reforms are producing positive outcomes to provide relief to public. Moody’s upgrades Pakistan’s outlook to B3 ‘Stable’ from ‘Negative’. The upgradation of outlook to Stable is affirmation of Government’s success in stabilising the country’s economy and laying a … Continue reading Pakistan Economy Stabilises
FBR reiterates that every person owning a car above 1000 cc and a house measuring 500 sq. yards or above is mandatorily required to file return of income irrespective of having any taxable income during the year. Penal actions will be taken against delinquents. Avail extension. Continue reading FBR WARNS NON FILERS
Govt of Pakistan has signed agreement of Super Six wind power projects which will produce 310MW of clean & low cost power. Thank the World Bank & IFC for the $450 million investment for the project & their continued support for the implementation of our Govt’s development goals. – Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh Continue reading More Wind Projects in Pakistan
As a major move towards addressing the challenge of access to finance to farming community, State Bank of Pakistan has amended its Prudential Regulations of Agriculture Financing, SME Financing, and Corporate & Commercial Banking by allowing banks to accept Electronic Warehouse Receipts as collateral for lending against storage of agriculture produce and commodities. Warehouse Receipt Financing (WHRF) is a mechanism whereby farmers, traders and processors … Continue reading State Bank of Pakistan allows Electronic Warehouse Receipt as collateral for bank financing.
FBR has decided to initiate a panel audit of the Sugar industry in order to improve Tax Compliance and Ensure Transparency in reporting mechanism. FBR believes in improving compliance through education, facilitation, transparent and fair application of Law. -Chairman FBR Continue reading FBR to audit Sugar Industry
The recent measures by SECP to make the process of companies incorporation easy and hassle free, led to 19 % increase in registration of new companies in Oct 2019. The SECP has registered 1,659 new companies, raising the number of total registered companies to 107,062. Amongst new incorporations, 96 % companies were registered online and 43 % of the companies were registered in same day. … Continue reading SECP working towards Ease of Doing Business
Hitting $21 billion USD in sales in a matter of hours. China’s official consumer holiday “Singles’ Day” has just hit a record-breaking high in terms of sales. Singles day (11/11), given the name due to the repeating number one — referring to being single, the day for shopping sees a wide variety of items heavily discounted from both online and offline retailers. The biggest pulls … Continue reading In 96 Seconds Alibaba Sells Record-Breaking $1.43 Billion USD Worth of Goods
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has been undertaking a reform agenda to revitalize the capital market and promote expansion of investor base. It is felt that small and medium sized brokerage houses, alongside large ones, have a critical role to play in this regard. Based on representations received from various stakeholders including small sized brokers and recommendations of the Stock Market Reforms … Continue reading SECP reforms further.
McDonald’s Corp. fired Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook because he had a consensual relationship with an employee against company policy, losing the strategist who had pushed the world’s largest restaurant chain into delivery and online ordering. The burger company’s board voted Friday to terminate Easterbrook, 52, after investigating the relationship, according to a statement Sunday. McDonald’s policy doesn’t allow the CEO to have a relationship with … Continue reading McDonald’s Fires CEO Steve Easterbrook Over Relationship With Employee
While some people have received some surprise tax bills when filing their returns, corporations continue to avoid paying tax — thanks to a cocktail of tax credits, loopholes, and exemptions. According to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Amazon (AMZN) will pay nothing in federal income taxes for the second year in a row. Thanks to the new Tax Cuts … Continue reading Amazon will pay $0 in taxes on $11,200,000,000 in profit for 2018