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Economic outlook

The Economic Adviser’s Wing (EAW) of the Ministry of Finance has published the Monthly Outlook for July 2020. This is a new report series which was started in March 2020.…

SBP’s economic outlook

The latest Monetary Policy Statement of the SBP was released a few days ago. The Statement is positive in nature. Apparently, ‘business confidence and the outlook for growth have improved’.…

‘World Economic Outlook’ and IMF’s own performance

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released the April edition of its flagship report ‘World Economic Outlook (WEO)’ titled ‘Managing divergent recoveries’, where it revised upward its earlier projection for…

SBP’s economic outlook

Going forward, in FY22, the economic momentum that became evident during FY21 is expected to strengthen further. The ongoing rollout of vaccines, coupled with the continuation of economic activities during…

Economic outlook for 2021-22

The motivation for this article lies in the macroeconomic projections for 2021-22 contained in the Annual Report for 2020-21 of the SBP (State Bank of Pakistan). These relate to the…

Economic outlook

We were beginning to enjoy a welcome party-like atmosphere, created by slight economic recovery and promising improvement in some high-frequency domestic demand indicators. However, rising external deficits and inflation have…

Economic outlook for 2019-20

The Asian Development Bank has in its recent publication ‘Development Outlook’ presented a somewhat sombre picture of the prospects for the economy of Pakistan in 2019-20. The GDP growth rate…

Economic outlook for 2020

The single most important development in 2019 on the economic front was the entry by Pakistan into a three year Extended Facility with the IMF. The Program envisages very intensive…

Economic Outlook

Economic outlook

After reaching a peak in 2007 when Pakistan earned the distinction of being one of fastest growing emerging economies the last seven years recorded a downward trend for country's economy,…