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China tightens rules on wealth management

China's efforts to tighten oversight of its $20 trillion-plus wealth management industry are spurring foreign banks to speed up plans to enter the local market or expand there, six people…

Currency management

THE policy of keeping the rupee-dollar exchange rate fixed over extended periods of time, despite manifest signs of currency overvaluation, has not served Pakistan well. The parity was held around…

Investment delayed is growth denied

Pakistan made significant strides in improving its power supply situation: Thousands of megawatts of power were added to the infrastructure to bring the country into a surplus of generation capacity.…

Tax policy for Investment

It is heartening to know that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has at last started a meaningful dialogue with experts and stakeholders on vital issues related to policy flaws…

Short-circuiting investment

During the 1980s the shortfall between electricity generated and consumers' demand in Karachi widened to unmanageable proportions. Rampant over-staffing compounded by excessive non-core workers, a demoralized workforce and misaligned management…

China: Aid, Trade And Investment

China: aid, trade and investment

In Pakistan, there has been increasing interest and academic curiosity about the growing role of China as an ‘aid provider’. An analyst has even termed China as a “new leader…

No Investment, No Exports

No investment, no exports

Our trade statistics over the last few years continue to paint a grim picture of the structural issues in the country’s trade and industrial regime. The last fiscal year (2016-17)…