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Managing the economics of a needed lockdown

The pandemic has badly hurt the country’s economy with real GDP growth rate, according to World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report, is expected to be around negative 2.6 percent for…

Exports for economic growth

Trade and technological advancements provide the fundamental impetus for sustainable economic growth. Nations that are more open to international trade and more advanced in technology have proactively achieved high levels…

A new economic model

The Covid-19 pandemic posed unprecedented challenges to Pakistan’s economy and exposed the vulnerabilities of the current growth model of Pakistan based on brick and mortar. The Omicron-driven fifth wave has…

An economic collapse?

LADIES and gentlemen, before the headline makes you uneasy, hold onto your horses. There is no harm in asking a question. Someone put this question to me: will our economy…

Need for ‘green economic recovery’

For a while in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, there were high hopes for a V-shaped recovery. After a brief but sweeping lock down to stanch the spread…

Economic satire: EP 2: Rich get richer

That was definitely not the reaction the Assistant had imagined; after all it would be demeaning to associate the serious business of economic discourse with humour. But then in his…

Supply chain disruptions

2020 was a year of volatility. Global prices and indices moved down and up like anything. Trends are yet to normalize. Oil futures went down to negative for a short…