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Economic indicators in July 2022

The first month of 2022-23 which has just come to an end presents a mixed picture. Perhaps the most positive development is the big containment in the trade deficit during…

The challenge of economic revival Jul 15, 2022

Pakistan’s macroeconomic imbalances have assumed dangerous proportions and the hope for economic recovery is yet to materialise. Absence of any concrete plan for revival has led to a situation where…

The politics of economics!

Continuity in economic policies is considered critical in providing a sustained conducive environment for private sector activity — a continuity that is naturally disrupted with a change of government. Imran…

The invisible economic Decimator

In economic terms denominator is a more appropriate word. However, decimator is a more appropriate description of how economic gains are eaten and destroyed by a major invisible factor -…

Tax bailout for economic revival

According to various Press reports, all businesses in Pakistan, as elsewhere, badly hit by lockdown in the wake of Covid-19 epidemic, are demanding a comprehensive tax bailout claiming that loan…

Economic policy choices beyond…–II

Part I (Economic policy choices beyond immediate crisis - I) of this series highlighted the fact that the recent monetary policy measures are important and necessary to prevent the economy…

Economic policy choices beyond…–II

Part I (Economic policy choices beyond immediate crisis - I) of this series highlighted the fact that the recent monetary policy measures are important and necessary to prevent the economy…

STEM (ming) socio-economic stagnation

For a country like Pakistan which suffers from chronic shortages of capital, energy and technology, the three most important ingredients needed to achieve sustainable growth, its salvation lies in making…