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Cyber Threat Grows For Bitcoin Exchanges

Cyber threat grows for bitcoin exchanges

When hackers penetrated a secure authentication system at a bitcoin exchange called Bitfinex earlier this month, they stole about $70 million worth of the virtual currency. The cyber theft - the…

When good is bad

In recent years, Pakistani banks have been posting exceptional profits, while the rest of the economy has been contracting. This paradox can be attributed, in part, to the monetary policy…

From a gender lens

Although women comprise 48.54 per cent of the total population in Pakistan, their perspective is missing in national policies, laws, and institutions. Legal rights and opportunities to contribute to the…

National Tax Academy—II

In the light of what was discussed in the first part, Case for All-Pakistan Unified Tax Service: PTI & innovative tax reforms, Business Recorder, August 31, 2018, the draft roadmap…

Price rationalization – II

The proposed Price Commission for Agricultural Sector (PCAS) should also try to ensure minimization of price shocks related with commodity supply chain disruptions - both voluntary (hoarding practices) and involuntary…

Price rationalization – II

The proposed Price Commission for Agricultural Sector (PCAS) should also try to ensure minimization of price shocks related with commodity supply chain disruptions - both voluntary (hoarding practices) and involuntary…

China’s leadership transition – I

China's National People's Congress (NPC) on March 5, 2018 approved President Xi Jinping's second five-year term in office. Earlier Deng Xiaoping, the architect of China's historic reforms, had two five-year…

Individuals And Inertia

Individuals and inertia

There are broadly two competing narratives about Pakistan’s past, present and future: the pro-democracy narrative and the anti-corruption narrative. The problem is not so much that one is more compelling…

Accountability And The Sins Of Omissions

Accountability and the sins of omissions

Accountability has two components: answering for the sins of commission and subsequently for the sins of omission. Some time back, the press reported that transactional corruption costs the country Rs10…

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