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Our FDI follies

The FDI strategies the current government has adopted are ill-timed and can deeply harm our future economy. The nation needs to debate the tactics and approach before investments are crystallized…

FDI: challenges and the way forward

An essential component of a robust and open economic system, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) serves as a crucial driver for development. In the case of Pakistan, it has been eagerly…

Govt’s quest for FDI: the way forward

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been crucial in supporting developing economies to participate in global trade by facilitating the flow of capital, talents, and knowledge. The flow of foreign capital…

Navigating FDI challenges in power sector

The latest investment setback suffered by the renewable energy sector in Pakistan is the unsuccessful endeavour to attract investors for a 600-megawatt solar power initiative in Muzaffargarh. Despite the provision…

Country perception and FDI

Country Perception and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) are closely interrelated. An investor when deciding to commit an investment in a country primarily takes into consideration two factors, notably: (1) the…

Political turbulence has affected FDI inflows

Given its brittle balance of payments position and urgent need to boost industrial production, Pakistan must progressively increase its mobilization of foreign resources; and that is not just an argument!…

FDI: disastrous policies

This writer has been writing following in response to the news that the Government of Pakistan is considering disposing of LNG Terminal to Qatar. The decision is said to be…

Demystifying FDI

In an article carried by this newspaper on May 15, 2022 I gave the projected foreign exchange cash flow of the state of Pakistan for the years 2023 to 2026.…

Criticality of FDI

After touching a peak of over $ 8 billion in 2006-07, foreign direct investment (FDI) has been lagging in Pakistan. FDI in Pakistan averaged $2.6 billion from 2010 to 2016,…

Country needs FDI

The Board of Investment (BoI) last week rolled out an investment promotion strategy for the next three years, setting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) target of $4 billion for 2020-21, $4.5…