Current Affairs Economy October 2016

ADB Fund Refusal | Editorial

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to teach the Pakistani government a lesson by refusing funds for the Diamer-Bhasha Dam. The pending dam project would secure greater supply of basic necessities.

Read more October 31

Analysing The Trade Relationship between Pakistan and India By Aadil Nakhoda

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) consists of eight South Asian nations, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Read more October 31

Why Pakistan Needs to Look Beyond CPEC By Jazib Nelson

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has become the mother of all foreign investments in Pakistan. And there is truth to this. What started as a $46 billion set of projects has now increased to $51 billion as China has recently also committed to fund Karachi-Lahore rail line under CPEC.

Read more October 29

Easiest Place for Business: Pakistan Improves on World Bank’s Latest Rankings

New Zealand edged out Singapore as the easiest country for doing business in the World Bank’s latest rankings, while several emerging market countries improved the most by pursuing business-friendly reforms.

Read more October 27

Gender Inequality in Pakistan | Editorial

According to the World Economic Forum's (WEF’s) Global Gender Gap Report, 2016, the world is facing an acute misuse of talent by not acting faster to tackle gender inequality, which could put economic growth at risk and deprive economies of the opportunity to develop.

Read more October 27

IMF’s Call For Tax Reforms | Editorial

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, in a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Monday, maintained that Pakistan is out of an economic crisis.

Read more October 27

CPEC And Regional Integration By Maryam Nazir

AMONG the recent developments, Iran and Afghanistan have expressed their desire to join CPEC. Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Dr. Omar Zakhilwal said that CPEC is a great project which is equally relevant to Afghanistan, like Pakistan..

Read more October 26

IMF Pledges Support to Pakistan to Address Economic Challenges

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde has reiterated full support to Pakistan in its endeavours to address economic challenges and realise its potential only a day after she declared the country’s economy ‘out of danger’.

Read more October 25

Anti-Globalization Approach: Solution or A Stupidity? By Dr Ghulam Murtaza Khuhro

Do our economists have ever thought of and tried to understand that why on earth US policymakers and banks opened up their doors to all and sundry including defaulters since 1999 till explosion of the financial crisis of 2008?

Read more October 23

Don’t Make CPEC Controversial By Nazia Jabeen

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a very critical infrastructural project and the development of this economic corridor is a win-win situation for both China and Pakistan.

Read more October 21

IMF Backs Pakistan’s Energy Policies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its report on Pakistan’s economy, has endorsed efforts of the Ministry of Water and Power for improving electricity supply, reducing outages, curbing line losses and tackling the circular debt.

Read more October 17

Pakistan-China Defence and Economic Ties By Malik Muhammad Ashraf

The relations between Pakistan and China are beyond the realm of normal diplomatic ties, and no terminology in the diplomatic parlance can really explain the nature of these bonds. China is not only a true friend but also a benefactor of Pakistan.

Read more October 14

CPEC – An Overview By Dr Kamal Monnoo

CPEC was originally proposed by the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, during his visit to Pakistan in May 2013, with a project linking Kashgar in northwest China with Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea coastline in Baluchistan.

Read more October 6

SCO & Imperatives of Regional Security By Muhammad Munir

THE enlargement of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is taking place at a time when the organization has matured and has made substantive achievements in promoting regional security and economic cooperation.

Read more October 1

IMF Outlook: ‘Pakistan’s Economy to be on New Sustainable Course’

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan Harald Finger has voiced hope that Pakistan’s economy will set on a new and sustainable course, breaking from past cycles of near-crisis and aborted stabilisation programmes.

Read more October 1