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Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial success relating to any kind of business depends on spectrum of various factors like sustained market environment, availability of start-up capital and ensured financing from financial institutions for working…

Contingency Planning

Contingency planning

The Government claims that the new IMF program of $6.7 billion under the Extended Fund Facility is based on implementation of 'home grown' reforms. If this is the case then…

Putin’s Pragmatism

Putin’s pragmatism

After the Russian-brokered Syrian commitment to hand over its chemical weapons, and the US being prevented from invading Syria, an editorial in the September 21 edition of The Economist regretted…

Thinking Taxation

Thinking taxation

Admittedly, the title even sounds repulsive; after all no sane person, given a choice, would wish to embroil his medulla oblongata in the wasteful pursuit of taxation matters, let alone…

Concerns About Battered Rupee

Concerns about battered rupee

The rupee is fast losing its value vis-a-vis other major currencies. And the country's economic team leaders - the State Bank Governor and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar - have held…

The Balance Of Payments Outlook

The balance of payments outlook

In response to questions by journalists about the costs and benefits of entering into a new loan arrangement with the IMF, the finance minister rightly pointed out that the country…

Bailout Gravy Train

Bailout gravy train

It`s a dilemma for the ages. For over two decades now, Pakistan has received bailouts from the IMF. And this repeated recourse to foreign funds as a bailout has created…