Pide Business Barometer 09

Pide Business Barometer Reflects How Well Business Owners Expect Their Firms To Perform. The Barometer, Based On Survey Of The Firms Listed On The Karachi Stock Exchange (Kse), Attempts To Forecast, Aggregate Business Activity And Aggregate Prices. This Issue Of The Barometer Is Based On The Expectations Of The Firms For The Period July-December 2011. Actual Results For January-June 2011, Reported By The Firms, Have Also Been Used To Portray The Trend. Before We Present The Results A Word Of Caution Is Essential. Our Results Are Based On Survey Of Firms Listed At Kse Which Is Dominated By Manufacturing Firms. The Results, Especially On Aggregate Prices, Should Be Viewed In That Context.