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  • Hockney presents ‘Bigger Book’ at world’s largest book fair

    FRANKFURT: David Hockney presented the largest book ever devoted to his art on Tuesday, a limited-edition volume costing $2,500 that spans more than 60 years of work by one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century...

    “David Hockney: A Bigger Book” — a collaboration with publisher Taschen —weighs 35 kg (77 pounds), measures 50 by 70 cm (20 by 28 inches) when closed and comes with its own custom-made stand...

  • Final day of book-building for PSX stake sale

    Today is the second and final day of the book-building process for the sale of 140 million shares of the PSX to high net-worth individuals/institutional investors...

    Firm figures for the first day of book-building on Tuesday were not available, but market participants said bidders usually wait for the closing hours of the final day before putting in their bids...

  • PSX extends deadline for book-building

    KARACHI: The time for the book building process for sale of 20 per cent shares in Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) has been extended for another day...

    In a statement released on Wednesday, PSX said the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan had allowed extension in time for book building for another day (Thursday)...

  • Book-building strike price unfair to common investors

    KARACHI: The strike price of Rs95 for the share of Rs10 worked out under the book-building of Al Shaheer Corporation Limited, a meat company in the process of listing at the Karachi Stock Exchange is at the heart of a heated debate at the market...

    75 million shares via book-building to institutional and high net worth individuals (HNWI) at a floor price of Rs43 per share...

  • Revisiting the book-building process

    In this regard, the book-building system is just another measure that keeps common investors from benefiting from the stock market in a real way...

    Former Wall Street investment banker Mir Mohammad Alikhan affirms that 90pc of the people do not understand that book-building is another way of manipulating the price of a stock in the developed markets...

  • SECP approves book-building regulations

    ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has approved the 2015 Book-Building Regulations which are expected to help promote the primary market and to extend maximum facilitation to Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in Pakistan...

    Book building is a common practice in developed markets and is being used in emerging markets as well...

  • Duping investors via flawed book building

    On Jan 7 last year, the Sec­­­urities and Exchange Commi­­ssion of Pakistan (SECP) placed new general conditions for the public offer of securities and revised the book-building procedure...

    The company issued 109 million shares — 75pc of them to institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals under the book-building process...

  • A relatively unknown book haven

    Karachi’s Bedil Library has been serving book lovers since early 1974, but it is seldom discussed — though people crib about the shortage of libraries in the city — because it is located in Sharfabad near Bahadurabad...

    The first part of Bedil Library is its reading room, with a big table around which book lovers sit and go through books...

  • Book on city’s old architecture

    KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan will launch an illustrated book titled Karachi legacies of empires, written by Peerzada Salman with photography by Fahim Siddiqi, at Governor House on April 15, according to a press release issued on Monday...

    The book is a photographic history of old architectures of Karachi and published by the Endowment Fund Trust for Preservation of the Heritage of Sindh...

  • Book on Bhitai’s political thought launched

    KARACHI: At the book launch of Political Thought of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai by Khalil-ur-Rahman Shaikh held at the Arts Council on Friday, the dynamic contributions of popular Sindhi Sufi poet were delved into and his message of tolerance, harmony and peace shared among all present...

    This thought was shared by many at the book launch which saw literati belonging to the Sindhi written word contributing their opinion regarding the...

  • Uxi Mufti’s book provides an insight into Pakistani culture

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan National College of Arts (PNCA) hosted a dialogue on culture in tandem with the launch of ‘Pakistani Saqafat’, a newly-published book that provides vital insights into the understanding of Pakistani culture...

    Addressing key concerns that perplex the Pakistani consciousness about the genesis, history and narratives of cultural identity, the book explores cultural pluralism and philosophical ethos of Pakistan......

  • Book touching daily life issues launched

    ISLAMABAD: Consisting of 19 short stories, social activist Zahid Abdullah’s book “The Wise Man” was launched at a local hotel on Wednesday...

    A large number of people from different walks of life participated in the ceremony and appreciated his efforts for bringing out the book, despite being blind...

  • Govt asked to remove ‘controversial’ lesson from course book

    SWABI: Political and civil society activists have threatened that if the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board doesn’t remove a controversial lesson about Pakhtun hero Malik Kalu Khan from the ninth grade English book, then they would take the case to court...

    Addressing a convention on ‘Kalu Khan, a hero of Pakhtuns’, at Haqqani Library Hall here on Sunday, they maintained that Yousafzai Action Committee (YAC), formed for this purpose by...

  • LITBUZZ: JEREMY CORBYN: COMIC BOOK HERO

    The leader of the United Kingdom’s Labour party will now be the newest superhero on the block to boast of his own comic book...

    Independent graphic novel publishers SelfMadeHero sent out an open call to comic book creators for submissions with the Labour leader as the subject, and received a flood of entries depicting the politician as everything from Corbynman battling Daily Mail drones to Corbyn the Barbarian facing off against...

  • South Korea, Saudi Arabia book World Cup places

    KUALA LUMPUR: South Korea secured a ninth straight appearance at the World Cup with a 0-0 draw against Uzbekistan on Tuesday while Saudi Arabia claimed their place at the finals in Russia next year with a 1-0 victory over Japan...

    Saudi substitute Fahad Al Muwallad scored a spectacular winner for Bert van Marwijk’s side, who qualified for the first time since 2006 with victory over a Japan team that had already reached the finals
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