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Fundamental reforms for survival

Pakistan is persistently confronting economic challenges, the resolution of which hinge on IMF’s new programme, future conditions and Pakistan’s adherence to them with the hope to regain the path to…

Macro hedge funds down at half-year point

Many macro hedge funds that bet on global economic trends are ending the first half of 2023 with losses, but uncertainty around how different central banks will handle monetary policy…

The indictment of monetary policy

The Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) documents uploaded on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) website this Tuesday past, 18 July, added monetary policy mis-calibration to the risk assessment matrix – missing from…

The Fund strikes back

It didn’t take long for the IMF (International Monetary Fund) to red-flag the budget, did it? Just as feared in last week’s column, it still wants the government to “do…

Gated UK property funds are open to further risk

UK property funds face further exit requests, asset fire sales and reduced demand from pension schemes after payout restrictions prompted investors to reassess the risks of such holdings, industry experts…

Winning back the Fund – and the people

The good news is that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has formally recognized that Pakistan has completed its two action plans covering 34 action items. With this, Pakistan met…