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Low foreign inflows

The foreign exchange reserves of the SBP have plunged to $6,116 million as of 16th of December 2022. There has been a decline in these reserves of $3,700 million since…

Taxing foreign rental income

Investment in foreign properties by a specific section of society in Pakistan has been a pretty common phenomenon, especially in countries like the UAE, UK and so on. Naturally, the…

Conceptual poverty of foreign policy

By looking closely at the interlinked deprivations of poor people, this report provides valuable insights on how to tackle multidimensional poverty—referred to simply as “poverty” throughout—by addressing its multiple dimensions—Global…

Resetting foreign economic relations : Part I

The 2021 National Security Policy has made geo-economics its main pivot. It is therefore essential to look in a coherent and comprehensive manner how Pakistan’s economic relations with other nations…

Foreign inflows at a low ebb

International perceptions of the declining credit worthiness of Pakistan have been augmented by the downgrading of the country’s credit rating by S&P, Fitch, and Moody’s from ‘stable’ to ‘negative’. Recently,…

Resetting foreign economic relations : Part – II

China: there are several areas where the ongoing cooperation between Pakistan and China should be continued but at least three areas need to be focused for accelerated implementation. These are:…

SEZs – investments for future

My experience with the Board of Investment (BoI) allowed me a deeper insight into not only the workings of the economy but the necessity of a consolidated long-term vision that…

Egypt dims lights to boost foreign reserves

An economic crisis spurred by the Ukraine war is casting darkness upon Egypt’s streets, as the government dims lights to free up energy for export and bolster hard currency reserves.…