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Sugar scandal

Yet another scandal, and yet another burst of public outcry. Financial scams now seem to be part and parcel of our governance. However, the most surprising aspect about the recent…

Huge global economic policy challenges

‘The world is facing numerous extreme, interlinked challenges, including a climate emergency and growing economic inequalities between and within countries. Tackling these problems requires funds to flow in the right direction,…

Climate change, debt, and inflation

“If you’ve been feeling confused and as though everything is impacting on you all at the same time, this is not a personal, private experience,” says historian Adam Tooze. “This…

Japan’s debt time bomb to complicate BOJ exit path

Japan’s ticking debt time bomb will likely complicate the next central bank governor’s task of steering a smooth exit from ultra-loose monetary settings, with rising long-term interest rates already forcing…

The darkness deepens

They say the night is darkest before the dawn. On Monday, it couldn’t have gotten darker—somewhere, someone in place of authority, ensured it, maybe through incompetence or worse. Don’t be…

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…

Macroeconomic stabilisation

This following argument has been prompted by the State Bank of Pakistan's rejoinder to an editorial of this newspaper. This writer is of the view that there are serious questions…

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