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Visiting Bangladesh

Visiting Bangladesh

Shrugging off its traditional reliance for foreign-exchange earnings on jute goods and tea, Bangladesh has economically made giant strides, with home remittances and garment manufacturing giving momentum to a whole…

Performance Or…

Performance or…

On the 27th of December, 2012, Benazir Bhutto's fifth death anniversary, a major political event took place with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressing those who came to pay their respects to…

Tax And The Macroeconomic Situation

Tax and the macroeconomic situation

We only raise about 8-9 percent of our GDP as tax. This is definitely not enough for the government, to sustain all the expenditures that we, as a society, want…

India & South Asia’s Future

India & South Asia’s future

INDIA’S GDP increased at almost nine per cent a year before slowing down when the world went into the recession in 2008-09. It has picked up again with Finance Minister…

Regional Cooperation For Economic Growth

Regional cooperation for economic growth

South Asia has been the fastest growing region since 1980s in terms of growth in gross domestic product. The region moved from 3 percent GDP growth during 1970s to an…

New Measure Of Poverty

New measure of poverty

For long economists have sought to devise yardsticks to quantify economic progress which can be called an intangible phenomenon. At one time, measures such as the GDP growth rate, the…

The Greening Of Justice

The greening of justice

In a country where the economic cost of environmental degradation, as determined by the World Bank, has increased from six to more than seven per cent of GDP over the…

The Economy

The economy

If one were to evaluate the performance of the PPP-led government on the economic front, one would be amazed at the achievements of the present dispensation which, one believes, no…

The Innocent Finance Minister

The innocent Finance Minister

During the current fiscal year, economic growth remained 2.4 percent, fiscal deficit stood at 5.1 per cent of GDP excluding 120 billion rupees of circular debt. The fiscal deficit should…

Outlook 2007

Outlook 2007

Currency Market Associates (CMKA) has a positive outlook for Pakistan for the calendar year 2007. We are expecting strong GDP growth, which, should stay above 6.5 percent. Inflationary pressure would…