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Economic growth amid political instability

Political instability is a serious impediment to economic progress. Not only does it shorten policymakers’ horizons leading to suboptimal short term macroeconomic policies, but it is also the cause of…

Exports for economic growth

Trade and technological advancements provide the fundamental impetus for sustainable economic growth. Nations that are more open to international trade and more advanced in technology have proactively achieved high levels…

Fiscal policy and economic growth

Fiscal policy is an important tool of modern governments to steer economy in right direction. All governments, specially in emerging markets, endeavour to align their fiscal policies in the manner…

Internet and economic growth

IN 2017, Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg published a manifesto about the future, where he argued that connecting everyone to the internet is necessary for building an informed community. His thoughts…

Economic growth?

The claim of nearly four percent economic growth may have created a ripple of excitement among government circles but it does not seem to have brought any significant change in…

IT For Economic Growth

IT for economic growth

Pakistan’s IT exports have underperformed by a factor of at least 20, standing at only $1 billion whereas Indian IT exports are over $130 billion while in the Philippines they…

Increase in imports leads to economic growth?

After facing challenges on the export front for the last few years, Pakistan has shown robust recovery in exports during this year (2017-18). According to the provisional data of Pakistan…