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Dip in the rate of inflation

The year 2020-21 has been an eventful year. The first attack of Covid-19 ebbed by early July 2020 but was followed by two successive attacks. The third attack reached a…

Understatement of rate of inflation

The rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been declining. It was 11.1 percent in April 2021. It then fell to 10.9 percent in May…

Dip in the rate of inflation

There has been a noticeable drop in the rate of inflation on a year-to-year basis. The national Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 14.6 percent in January 2020. It has…

Understatement of the rate of inflation

Pakistan has been experiencing double-digit inflation after a gap of eight years. This has motivated the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics to change the base year of the Consumer Price Index…

Inflation And Government Strategy

Inflation and government strategy

Inflation remains in double digits three years after the demise of the Musharraf regime; and yet blame continues to be laid at his doorstep. Initially, the two major political parties…

Interest Spread, Inflation And Saving Rates-I

Interest spread, inflation and saving rates-I

The preceding few years has seen impressive financial and operating results from almost all the commercial banks in the country. Unmistakably, these across the board outstanding financial results are due…

Budget: inflation must be top priority

Inflation is pushing an ever increasing number below the poverty line (currently estimated at 40 percent comparable to Sub-Sahara Africa) and the critical question that should, not likely to be,…