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Rising unemployment and falling real wages

The devastation caused by the floods and the resulting supply shortages, along with severe import restrictions, has led to a big loss of growth in the economy. The Pakistan Bureau…

The challenge of rising interest rates

While inflation has become a major topic for debate in today’s world politics, it is actually a tale as old as time. The world’s first recorded hyperinflation came during the…

Pakistan’s economy: Are interest rates relevant?

The level, extent, nature and composition of ‘cash economy’ of the country constitute a subject which is not researched and identified on scientific basis in Pakistan so far. All calculations…

High interest rates, low investments

Sustainable technology and Industry 4.0-enabled technologies, most recently presented at the ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, are taking the global textile industry by storm. The tech world is rapidly moving…

Dismal saving and investment rates

Much of Pakistan’s current economic crisis revolves around the low savings and investment rates. This is the primary reason why Pakistan has been unable to compete with rest of the…

The Face Value Of Low Interest Rates

The face value of low interest rates

In a rather surprising move the Governor of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), while announcing the monetary policy at a press conference last weekend, reduced the interest rate to a…