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Micro Managing Capital Markets?

Micro managing capital markets?

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) issued a circular on April 13th 2015 directing the stock exchanges, National Clearing Company of Pakistan (NCCL) and Central Depository Company of…

The Problems With Capital Markets

The problems with capital markets

The way capital markets declined in February and March this year, it was thought as it may be a repetition of the 2008 crisis. During this period, the KSE Index…

Capital Markets

Capital markets

Capital market is an important barometer of the health of an economy and important component of the financial sector. It is a vehicle whereby capital is deployed from sources where…

Regulating Capital Markets

Regulating capital markets

Pakistan does not need reactive financial market regulation where regulators focus their resources and energies on witch-hunts and indiscriminate issuance of show-cause notices to intermediaries after ordinary investors have been…

A capitalist supernova?

Excerpted: ‘Are We Heading Towards a Capitalist Supernova?’. Global debt – of households, private firms and governments – reached a staggering $305tn (254tn GBP) in 2021, up from $83tn in…

Rebuilding human capital [Part – I]

When countries face short-term financial crises it is natural that more deep-rooted and important issues are neglected, perpetuating the cycles of economic instability from time to time. It may appear…