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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…

FDI: under-developed, developing economies

A report in press based on facts that during the current period the amount of dividend remitted out of Pakistan on foreign investment is more than the amount of investment.…

The FDI challenge

Pakistan's foreign direct investment (FDI) dropped 52% to $1.37 billion in first 10 months (Jul-Apr) of the current fiscal year. The country recorded a net outflow of $22.6 million in…

The FDI challenge

Pakistan's foreign direct investment (FDI) dropped 52% to $1.37 billion in first 10 months (Jul-Apr) of the current fiscal year. The country recorded a net outflow of $22.6 million in…

Impediments to FDI

Doing business, any kind of business in Pakistan is known to be a tough proposition. The World Bank's 2018 ranking on Doing Business Index (DBI) records Pakistan's overall position almost…

CPEC Is An FDI Magnet: PBIT Chief

CPEC is an FDI magnet: PBIT chief

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a business magnet attracting investment from Europe and other regions; 46 billion dollars from China means many more chunks of 46 billion dollars from other…

How Ready Is Pakistan For FDI?

How ready is Pakistan for FDI?

Over the past few months, I have canvassed important global companies and investors about their appetite for Pakistan. Unlike the more volatile portfolio investors, these ‘sticky’ investors are courted by…

Need To Infuse FDI In Defence Production

Need to infuse FDI in defence production

It has been reported that Pakistan intends to offer for sale its JF-17 fighter aircrafts to Bulgaria. JF-17 Thunder, manufactured at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry, is a single seat…