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Some important economic policy questions

The first important policy question facing policymakers is how much role aggregate demand plays in determining inflation? This needs a clear presentation of analysis by policymakers, since the way inflation…

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…

Important global economic challenges

Decades of neoliberal assault of advocating greater market fundamentalism, and lesser government regulation produced a global financial and economic order with serious resilience, and equity issues, which were glaringly exposed,…

Why the BRF is important

President Xi Jinping is in the limelight again as the much-awaited 3rd Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation began yesterday in Beijing. After convening the first two successful…

Wheat import: doors not closed yet

Pakistan is the 7th largest wheat producer in the world but, with respect to yield the country stands at 37th rank. Instead of releasing 123 varieties of wheat within last…

Managing energy imports to save forex reserves

Pakistan relies on imports for 49 percent of its primary energy supplies, which strains its already limited foreign exchange reserves. As of April 2023, Pakistan’s total net reserves were US$…