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The Art Of Standing Still

The art of standing still

The condition of inertia can have many downfalls. It slows down circulation, leads to a variety of health problems – and quite obviously holds back progress. Things become even more…

When Printing Notes Is Robbery

When printing notes is robbery

We all grumble about robberies that take place in our lives and wonder why the government is unable to take effective measures to stop them. That is a legitimate complaint…

Trickle Down

Trickle down

Trickling down, amusingly, could have a variety of emotional connotations in the entertainment business; starting from tears of joy trickling down all the way to a rather gory depiction involving…

Rupee To Be Under Pressure Again

Rupee to be under pressure again

Yesterday's Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) could not have been more loud and clear in depicting the balance of payment (BoP) woes. The MPS title graph demonstrates the stock of Net…

Rupee And Growing Indebtedness

Rupee and growing Indebtedness

The single most damning charge that was hurled by opposition parties against the PPP-led coalition government during the run up to the May 11 general election was not corruption nor…

Dar And Data

Dar and data

Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has blamed the caretakers and the PPPP-led coalition government for the current rise in inflation in the country during his briefing to the Cabinet and…

Ignored Priorities

Ignored priorities

The key obligation of any government is to scale down the distortions or imbalances in its society; accepting them, worse still, allowing them to expand portrays the failure of governments.…

Eurozone – Reasons To Be Wary In 2014

Eurozone – reasons to be wary in 2014

Last year was the least tumultuous for the Eurozone since Greece revealed a vast hole in its books back in 2009. The consensus is that 2014 will be just as…

Cotton Challenges

Cotton challenges

Can Pakistan's textile industry take advantage of the recent European Union's opening of the market for textiles? That this has been done by the present government is laudable but are…