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Auction Result: SBP Sells T-Bills worth Rs.633.57 Billion

Jan 29, 2020 (MLN): The State Bank fo Pakistan(SBP) conducted an auction on Wednesday in which it sold Market Treasury Bills (MTBs) worth Rs.633.57 billion for 3, 6 and 12 months.

Auction target was Rs.500.00 billion against a maturing amount of Rs.565.80 billion.

Cut off yield for 3, 6 and 12 months were 13.4296, 13.289 and 13.134 percent showing a decrease of 4 basis points for 3 months while the others remained the same.

Total amount offered was Rs.1,184.09 billion out of which the SBP accepted Rs.590.46 billion. The SBP received bids worth Rs.949.76 billion for 3 months, Rs.61.97 billion for 6 months and Rs.172.37 billion for 12 months out of which it accepted Rs.472.13 billion, Rs. 19.47 billion and Rs.98.87 billion respectively.

In addition the SBP picked up Rs.43.11 billion from the non-competitive auction, making the total amount accepted Rs.633.57 billion.

 

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Auction Result: SBP Sells T-Bills worth Rs.633.57 Billion

Jan 29, 2020 (MLN): The State Bank fo Pakistan(SBP) conducted an auction on Wednesday in which it sold Market Treasury Bills (MTBs) worth Rs.633.57 billion for 3, 6 and 12 months.

Auction target was Rs.500.00 billion against a maturing amount of Rs.565.80 billion.

Cut off yield for 3, 6 and 12 months were 13.4296, 13.289 and 13.134 percent showing a decrease of 4 basis points for 3 months while the others remained the same.

Total amount offered was Rs.1,184.09 billion out of which the SBP accepted Rs.590.46 billion. The SBP received bids worth Rs.949.76 billion for 3 months, Rs.61.97 billion for 6 months and Rs.172.37 billion for 12 months out of which it accepted Rs.472.13 billion, Rs. 19.47 billion and Rs.98.87 billion respectively.

In addition the SBP picked up Rs.43.11 billion from the non-competitive auction, making the total amount accepted Rs.633.57 billion.

 

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PICIC Insurance’s merger petition hearing gets adjourned yet again

January 29, 2020 (MLN): PICIC Insurance Company has informed the members of Pakistan Stock Exchange that due to the shortage of time, the merger petition which came up for hearing before the Sindh High Court on January 27, has once again been adjourned to February 24.

For the inundated, the Company has stopped underwriting and is in the process of merger with Crescent Star Foods (Private) Limited, the matter of which is pending before the High Court of Sindh.

Pending the approval of the merger, the Board of PICIC has decided to continue the decision of not underwriting any Insurance Business. Accordingly the company will not remain Insurance Company upon approval of the court for revocation of the Insurance License and will change the company’s nature of business accordingly.

The management of the company is confident that after the merger, the company will have adequate resources to effectively enter a new phase with diversified interests to protect stakeholders’ interest

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Closing Bell: Bearish sentiments remain in play

January 29, 2020 (MLN): Due to absence of market-moving triggers, the benchmark KSE-100 index plummeted 400 points today and closed the trade at 41,898 mark. This is the first time index has gone below 42,000 points since January 8, 2020.

The Risk appetite remained low due to concerns over rising inflation. Moreover, as per the closing note by Inter market Securities, market sentiments could not improve despite Central Bank announcing incentives to facilitate export-oriented sectors and manufacturing concerns.

The Index traded in a range of 638.68 points or 1.51 percent of previous close, showing an intraday high of 42,429.48 and a low of 41,790.80.

Of the 90 traded companies in the KSE100 Index 19 closed up 71 closed down, while 0 remained unchanged. Total volume traded for the index was 127.11 million shares.

Sector wise, the index was let down by Commercial Banks with 148 points, Cement with 69 points, Fertilizer with 53 points, Power Generation & Distribution with 31 points and Inv. Banks / Inv. Cos. / Securities Cos. with 21 points.

The most points taken off the index was by HBL which stripped the index of 62 points followed by MCB with 44 points, LUCK with 38 points, UBL with 30 points and ENGRO with 25 points.

Sectors propping up the index were Leather & Tanneries with 3 points, Engineering with 3 points, Textile Composite with 2 points, Automobile Parts & Accessories with 2 points and Textile Spinning with 2 points.

The most points added to the index was by OGDC which contributed 12 points followed by BAHL with 9 points, ISL with 5 points, SRVI with 3 points and GLAXO with 3 points.

All Share Volume increased by 8.13 Million to 197.14 Million Shares. Market Cap decreased by Rs.56.88 Billion.

Total companies traded were 353 compared to 356 from the previous session. Of the scrips traded 106 closed up, 236 closed down while 11 remained unchanged.

Total trades decreased by 2,334 to 67,888.

Value Traded increased by 0.69 Billion to Rs.7.40 Billion

CompanyVolume

Top Ten by Volume

Worldcall Telecom22,725,000
Hascol Petroleum17,877,000
Maple Leaf Cement Factory10,855,500
K-Electric9,445,000
Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim8,765,000
The Bank of Punjab7,915,000
Pak Elektron7,048,000
Unity Foods5,798,000
International Steels5,026,000
Avanceon4,825,500

 

SectorVolume

Top Sector by Volume

Technology & Communication34,275,700
Cement26,155,000
Commercial Banks23,885,400
Oil & Gas Marketing Companies22,691,000
Fertilizer12,033,100
Power Generation & Distribution11,319,500
Engineering7,931,500
Miscellaneous7,270,200
Cable & Electrical Goods7,115,500
Transport6,852,000

 

 

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BASF increases prices in Pakistan, ASEAN and South Asia

January 29, 2020: BASF will increase the prices for its Lupranate MDI (Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate) basic products by $200 per metric ton in ASEAN and South Asia, with immediate effect, or as contract terms allow.

This increase in prices can be accorded to higher raw material costs, as well as continued increases in the cost of transportation, energy and regulatory efforts.

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