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SDG 16 & financial crimes: challenges

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels— Sustainable Development Goal 16, United Nations…

Govt, HEC agree to address issues of universities

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Higher Education Commission have agreed to work jointly to address financial and administrative issues facing public sector universities in the province. The agreement came during…

Important climate finance issues at COP28

The world is faced with not only the existential threat of climate change crisis, but the impact it is producing in terms of creating a situation of polycrisis, which requires…

Issues for COP27

The UN Climate conference (COP27) to be convened on November 6-18 at the Egyptian Red Sea resort Sharm El Sheikh will grapple with a number of issues that lie at…

Important issues for IMF, WB annual meetings 2022

‘When they gather in Washing-ton next week for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group annual meetings, the world’s finance ministers face what has been labelled a polycrisis: Challenges ranging from increased…

FATF – financial politics

"Money is the mother of all politics", Jesse. M. Unruh. A statement that has been debated but not disputed. This is visible in the classification of the world into the…

Oil market: issues and outlook

From the start of the millennium – to be more precise since 1999 – till around the middle of 2008 when the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) went into full gear,…

Serious issues in WB’s doing business report

The World Bank should no longer publish its Doing Business index, owing to its flawed design and vulnerability to manipulation. The Bank also owes the developing world an apology for…

Supply issues and difficult oil prices

Oil prices have continued to overall significantly rise since November of last year, on the back of restricted supply of oil agreement by OPEC+ (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries,…

Tarin: A plateful of issues to resolve

Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed the induction of newly-appointed finance minister Shaukat Tarin into the cabinet, expressing his confidence in him by saying that he (Tarin) would work in an organised manner in…