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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…

Steering the economic ship

The economic situation is still unsteadily swaying and could wobble because a lot of medium and small scale industrial units, the main employers in the informal sector, are closing down.…

Good vs bad news on economic front

There is undoubtedly good news on the economic front on two counts notably the continued positive current account deficit and the upswing in productivity associated with the manufacturing sector. But…

Informal banking: economic coercion

Pakistan is a country of contradictions. When we count the population for the purposes of allocation of seats in the assemblies and allocation of funds under the National Finance Commission…

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…

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…

Over-correction is bad economics

The day the Khan administration took over the reins of government on 20 August 2018 the budget deficit was under 6 percent of Gross Domestic Product (not at a danger…