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The slowdown in real economy

Over the past month, it seems that the feel-good factor has returned. The stock market is in a bullish run and the currency is relatively stable. There are some small…

Budgets And The Real Economy

Budgets and the real economy

THE annual budgets of the federal and provincial governments should make a significant impact on the real economy, financial variables, social sectors, poverty and income distribution and finally make up…

The Real Economy

The real economy

His voice is likely to be drowned out by the (symbolic) protests of the opposition, but the federal minister for finance will nevertheless present the budget today in the National…

Economy: The Reality Gap

Economy: the reality gap

Never in the country's history have we witnessed and still witnessing such a wide reality gap on the performance of Pakistan's Economy. Interesting division appears to have taken place among…

Is The Economy Really Growing?

Is the economy really growing?

All is not what it seems. The budget and the Economic Survey have come wrapped in a tale that doesn’t hold together very well under close examination. Consider the narrative…

CPEC turnaround: how realistic is goal?

President Xi Jinping of China in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stressed that “China and Pakistan should continue their traditional friendship, strengthen exchanges and cooperation in all…

Real challenges and the political game

The formation of a new coalition government is unlikely to end the country’s political turmoil, but it does create an opening to address the many challenges currently faced by Pakistan.…