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Inflation: whys and wherefores

Inflation is a function of both internal and external economic factors while in Pakistan the onus can also be placed on "non-economic factors" that include the activities of a 'profiteer'…

Inflation on a downward trajectory

Nothing can erode a political government’s popularity faster than a rise in inflation accompanied by an income raise lower than the rate of inflation. While the Khan-led administration did take…

Dip in the rate of inflation

There has been a noticeable drop in the rate of inflation on a year-to-year basis. The national Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 14.6 percent in January 2020. It has…

Poverty And Inflation

Poverty and inflation

Both poverty and inflation are on the rise in Pakistan. Both are the result of man-made policies. Poverty is the direct result of the existing social and economic system and…

Low inflation

The people of Pakistan have been saved from the ravages of high inflation during the last four years. From 2014-15 onwards the rate of increase in the Consumer Price Index…

Food inflation rises to 22pc!

The Sensitive Price Index (SPI) for the first full week of 2020 ending on the 9th of January has been released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). Credit must…

Understatement of the rate of inflation

Pakistan has been experiencing double-digit inflation after a gap of eight years. This has motivated the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics to change the base year of the Consumer Price Index…

Spurt in inflation

Inflation has hit a double-digit rate of 10.3 percent in July 2019. This has happened after a gap of over six years. The spurt in inflation has been happening since…

Inflation and future outlook

The new inflation number has surprised all economic analysts. Against an inflation of 9.1% in May (YoY), and on the face of significant increase in petroleum price and depreciation of…