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KBP plans protest against closure of sugar mills

The Kissan Board Pakistan (KBP) has announced to protest against closure of sugar mills saying it has posed serious threats to farmers and sugarcane crop as well. The KBP alleged that the sugar mills...

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All duties, taxes on cotton import withdrawn

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet on Monday waived all duties and taxes on import of cotton and allowed its import via the Torkham border land route from Afghanistan and Central Asian...

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Cotton Crop no more Profitable

MULTAN: “I have no option other than to switch to alternative crops from cotton crop for survival because we can hardly afford the present production cost,’’ said Malik Iqbal , a grower at Mauza...

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WEEKLY COTTON REVIEW: Cautious buying witnessed; prices remain stable

The prices of cotton remained stable. The cotton market will have a positive impact of the reconciliation between China and America. The seeds allegedly having the capacity of doing wonders are going to be...

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Climate change & cotton production

Pakistan is among countries most vulnerable to devastating effects of climate change. Erratic weather in the past two seasons has crippled the country’s already ailing cotton sector. In the ongoing fiscal year, the loss...

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Cotton prices steady

KARACHI: There was strong demand for quality lint on Thursday as some major spinner indulged in big lot deals. However, cotton prices remained steady. The market should have witnessed panic buying after the release...

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Foresight for Action | Improving Predictive Capabilities for Extreme Weather and Water Events in Pakistan

Pakistan ranks eighth on the list of countries most affected by extreme weather events (1998–2017 data), according to the 2019 Global Risk Index. With increasing global temperatures, severe weather and water events, like monsoons...

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FEATURE-Climate damage to Pakistan’s cotton crop ripples through economy

Mahboob Ahmad was so sure he would have a bumper crop of cotton last season that he was planning to finally fix the date of his eldest son’s wedding. Then unusually heavy rains pelted...

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Cotton rates steady

KARACHI: Cotton prices remained steady on Thursday amid slow trading as ginners avoided deals in the hope of getting higher prices in future. However, buyers remained focused on quality cotton. Market sources said the...

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Cotton futures decline

ICE cotton futures dropped on Tuesday on a stronger dollar, and as traders sought details regarding the potential “phase one” trade deal between the two largest economies. Cotton contracts for March fell 0.27 cent,...

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