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Economy and ‘feel-good’ gimmickry

Within weeks of taking over the Ministry of Finance, Shaukat Tarin has remarkably created a ‘feel-good’ sense about an otherwise low-growth and high-inflation economy by apparently tinkering with the tight…

The tech-enabled economy

It is unfortunate that Pakistan has become a slow-growth economy for several years, primarily owing to substandard leadership that has reigned over the last seven decades. This has made our…

Amazon and the economy

Amazon is one of the best online marketplaces that you can use to sell and buy products. It opens the door to millions of sellers online to help them grow…

Pakistan in the new innovation economy

For the last three decades, the world has seen exponential increase in capital formation through formation of idea-based enterprises by some crazy young enthusiasts who dared to think different, challenged…

Incubation centres and the economy

The global economy has experienced numerous changes, ranging from technological advancements, unique innovations, globalization, etc. This has led to the need to improve the levels of business or entrepreneurship skills…

Struggling economy

In the past two years, three successive crises converged to push Lebanon to the brink. First, there was the economic collapse in late 2019 which worsened over time. In early…

A strong economy

Last week, President Joe Biden’s nominee for US trade representative Katherine Tai – a well-seasoned trade expert with decades of trade experience – faced the Senate Finance Committee for confirmation.…

Economy, not culture

IN 2002, Gen Musharraf pulled a rabbit out of the hat by substantially increasing quotas for women’s seats in all legislative bodies. This improved Pakistan’s ranking significantly on the Global…

Is the economy recovering?

GOING by what we are hearing these days, it seems the country’s economy is in the middle of a rebound, or at least according to the words of government ministers.…

Diem and the economy

The Facebook Diem is a cryptocurrency that Facebook announced on June 18, 2019. The project was announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but its creators are actually Morgan Beller (staff at…