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Denying The Ground Realities

Denying the ground realities

As expected, the government responded promptly to Dr Hafiz Pasha's views expressed recently in a seminar on the woes of the economy because distortions pointed out by unbiased experts strengthen…

Viewpoint: Blair’s ‘essential Battle’

Viewpoint: Blair’s ‘essential battle’

Tony Blair delivered a keynote speech last week at Bloomberg London on "Middle East Matters", arguing for continuation of interventionist policy in the Middle East and beyond to thwart the…

Regional US Banks Ramp Up Corporate Lending

Regional US banks ramp up corporate lending

Regional banks including US Bancorp and PNC Financial Services Group Inc are making more business loans at rates that are starting to alarm bigger US banks like J.P. Morgan Chase…

Reducing Inequality

Reducing inequality

As reflected from Asian Development Bank outlook 2012, Asia despite becoming a centrifugal force attracting entire world economy in its fold in recent years, its growth is likely to be…

Missing Trade Unions

Missing trade unions

For the cynic, or for a gleeful employer, the trade union is a dying breed, perhaps already dead; for a die-hard optimist, the trade union — like a phoenix —…

Where Did The Money Go?

Where did the money go?

Last week, a parliamentary resolution moved by the PML-N informed us that the Malakand Levies are still using antiquated Enfield Mark 4 rifles (referred to as Markhor in the vernacular)…

A Historic Day

A historic day

This is a continuation of my last two columns containing facts about our nuclear programme. Here I am producing the second part of Ghulam Ishaq’s letter. “Some foreign countries, with…

Drivers Of Growth

Drivers of growth

The next budget needs to articulate a vision because a growth revival has become urgent. What should be the contours of this vision and how can it be realised? In…