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Protecting foreign investment

Foreign investment plays a significant role in the economic development of a country as it boosts economic growth, supplements domestic savings and investments. It often leads to the establishment or…

Vital role of investments in power sector

When discussing investments for economic progress, some major industry players often receive well-deserved recognition. The power sector, however, that stands out as an essential enabler for the entire economic landscape…

Managing public investment the mission-oriented way

Two renowned intellectuals – Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, and columnist for Guardian George Monbiot – in two separate articles recently, pointed towards a common problem: neoliberalism, and austerity,…

Revisiting economy’s direction

‘But putting growth at the center of economic policymaking is a mistake. While important, growth in the abstract is not a coherent goal or mission. Before committing to particular targets (be…

Improving foreign investment climate

‘After a steep drop in 2020 and a strong rebound in 2021, global foreign direct investment (FDI) declined by 12 per cent in 2022, to $1.3 trillion. The slowdown was…

Criticality of foreign investment

Apparently, foreign investors are finding it difficult to maintain sustainability of their businesses in Pakistan. Recently, Shell Pakistan announced that the parent company Shell Petroleum Company would be exiting Pakistan…