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Will the diaspora do more?
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Will the diaspora do more?

Is patriotism overrated? The dam fund’s fate would suggest so – as no more than $10 million made their way five months l
Published 31 Jan, 2019 06:18am
MPS - another U-turn?
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MPS - another U-turn?

The monetary policy is due tomorrow. It is hard to predict what route the committee takes, seeing the decision making pa
Updated 30 Jan, 2019 07:10am
Looming debt trap
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Looming debt trap

The government is fast falling into a domestic debt trap; sooner it is fixed, the better it is. With government by far b
Published 18 Jan, 2019 05:50am
Pakistan needs a savings wizard
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Pakistan needs a savings wizard

Speaking to the business community in Karachi over the weekend, Finance Minister emphasised on the need to increase the
Published 15 Jan, 2019 06:49am
Revamping remittances
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Revamping remittances

As critical as they are, the remittances have been sluggish lately. After a weak November, December 2018 figures from th
Published 14 Jan, 2019 06:18am
Bankers: friends or masters?
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Bankers: friends or masters?

Last week, the publication of JIT report on fake accounts inspired an emotive debate on social media. The twitterati won
Published 08 Jan, 2019 06:58am
Debt pricing – far from ideal
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Debt pricing – far from ideal

Good intentions mean little when policymakers start taking uninformed decisions or act on advices of experts with little
Published 02 Jan, 2019 05:16am
Life without Libor
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Life without Libor

Pakistani authorities are reportedly planning to float ‘Panda’ bonds in the Chinese market. Given that the London Interb
Published 31 Dec, 2018 06:11am
FDI in dire straits
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FDI in dire straits

Headlines saying “FDI draught taking hold” won’t be breaking news if foreign direct investment continues to slump. FDI i
Published 20 Dec, 2018 05:47am
Do more – talk less
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Do more – talk less

Just as ‘all roads lead to Rome’, all financing needs in Pakistan lead to the IMF. It does not matter whether the govern
Published 12 Dec, 2018 06:34am
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Learning by doing

In the aftermath of recent (un)timely exchange rate depreciation and monetary policy tightening, a political and public
Published 10 Dec, 2018 05:45am
Promoting fintechs
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Promoting fintechs

Fintech is changing how financial activities are conducted around the globe. The use of technology to bring out innovati
Published 03 Dec, 2018 06:23am
Payment security: buckle up!
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Payment security: buckle up!

Better late than never! It’s been almost a month since news broke of security breach at a local bank’s digital payment s
Published 30 Nov, 2018 05:59am
The harrowing deficit tale
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The harrowing deficit tale

The first quarter FY19 deficit raised to an alarming level of 1.4 percent of GDP - highest 1Q deficit since FY11, eludin
Published 26 Nov, 2018 06:05am
The FDI quagmire
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The FDI quagmire

Nothing much has changed in how the foreign direct investment has been behaving. Net FDI inflows nosedived by over 46 pe
Published 16 Nov, 2018 06:43am