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Venezuela Falls Behind On Oil-for-loan Deals

Venezuela falls behind on oil-for-loan deals

Venezuela's state-run oil company, PDVSA, has fallen months behind on shipments of crude and fuel under oil-for-loan deals with China and Russia, according to internal company documents reviewed by Reuters.…

RPPs versus LNG deal

Appallingly poor governance during the tenure of the Zardari-led PPP government (2008-13) supported by public disclosure of a record number of mega scams unequalled in our corruption-tainted history was the…

Economic diplomacy

AFTER China opened up a vast landscape of economic cooperation with Pakistan, global political influences seem to be overshadowing the country’s attempted transition towards a new framework of economic diplomacy.…

Chattering Classes Still Not Getting It

Chattering classes still not getting it

Islamabad diary Every morning when it is still dark and the streets are empty, thousands of people line up before the passport office in Kabul. Some time ago the office…

Chinese Investment

Chinese investment

There is widespread support for the $46 billion proposed Chinese investment to Pakistan and the credit for the 52 memoranda of understanding signed between the two governments during the recent…