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Economic meltdown?

As Pakistan’s economic team begins meeting with IMF officials in Doha today (May 18) to pave the way for more funds from the Washington-based lender, the writing on the wall…

Economic Meltdown

Economic meltdown

The stock market again nosedived by 750 points and the rupee continued to shed its already depleting exchange value amid dwindling electoral support in Sunday’s by-elections to the razor-thin PTI-led…

Economic Meltdown 2012-2013

Economic meltdown 2012-2013

For the first time in recent memory Pakistan’s private sector has stopped growing. For the first time in recent memory net borrowing of the private sector has been negative –…

Navigating economic corridors

We are living in an era of ‘corridorization’, ‘economic corridor’ being the new buzzword. The proponents of these ‘corridors’ claim that they are vital for increasing regional connectivity and trade.…

PTI’s meltdown

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of Imran Khan is imploding. The initial trickle of ‘seasonal sparrows’ (fasli batair) abandoning the party in the face of a severe crackdown as the aftermath…

A meltdown in 2023?

The sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is the recent crisis to hit the global financial system. This unfortunate turn of events has reminded me of two events that…

Reasons for economic insolvency (Part – I)

The debate on whether Pakistan is close to a sovereign default on its obligations has been raging for a while now, notwithstanding a staff-level agreement signed a few weeks back…

Lankan meltdown lessons

THE spectre of the Sri Lankan situation has come to haunt many a developing nation facing serious economic challenges. After an economic meltdown, the South Asian country is now witnessing…