Current Affairs Economy January 2017

SBP on External Sector | Editorial

THE latest monetary policy statement released by the State Bank of Pakistan contains a short discussion on the external sector outlook that merits close attention.

Read more January 31

Build up Pakistan By Nazia Jabeen

These meetings include a meeting with the WEF Chairman who acknowledged Pakistan’s economic growth and apprised PM of the opinion of world business leaders who consider now Pakistan as an investment destination.

Read more January 30

Bull Run on Stock Market | Editorial

THE stock market is on a steep upswing and optimism has filled the air about its future prospects. This is not the first time that we have seen the stock market go on a wild ride while crisis-like conditions grow in the world economy, and the domestic economy puts out increasingly mixed signals, with some sectors booming and others on the verge of collapse.

Read more January 26

Economic Dilemma By Idrees Khawaja

THE latest available Pakistan Standard of Living Measurement Survey asked households to compare their economic situation in 2014-15 with the previous year.

Read more January 22

Improvement in Economy | Editorial

For a country that has been expected to be on the brink of failure, predictions that Pakistan may be the fastest growing economy in the Muslim world is good news.

Read more January 21

Organising for growth and development By Dr Salman Shah

Pakistan is world's sixth largest country based on population; 60 percent of its population is under the age of 25. To gainfully employ this youth bulge almost 2.5 to 3 million new jobs are needed every year.

Read more January 19

Economy in Campaign Year | Editorial

Dar sb has a point, as always, when he says the economy was “stable” in ’16. If by that he means it more or less stood not far from where it stood the year before, neither deteriorated any nor for that matter improved much, then he is indeed spot on.

Read more January 9

The Risks That Threaten Global Growth By Martin Wolf

What is going to happen to the world economy this year? Much the most plausible answer is that it is going to grow. As I argued in a column published at this time last year, the most astonishing fact about the world economy is that it has grown in every year since the early 1950s.

Read more January 6

Economy in 2017: Way Forward By Dr Kamal Monnoo

We can debate about the state of Pakistan’s economy, glass half full or half empty, but without being too critical the following would be my seven recommendations to the economic managers for 2017.<

Read more January 6