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Turning on tobacco
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Turning on tobacco

Are Pakistanis smoking less of tobacco these days? The country’s leading tobacco player, Pakistan Tobacco Company
Published 10 Apr, 2017 06:05am
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IMF’s cautions

“After three years of reforms, Pakistan has strengthened its macroeconomic resilience and economic outlook, providing
Published 07 Apr, 2017 06:32am
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Rent seeking needs to go

Rent seeking in Pakistan has its roots to pre-partition. In 1930s when congress decided to undertake land reforms in Ind
Published 07 Apr, 2017 06:31am
Horticulture exports
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Horticulture exports

Another of our exports that has been taking a beating lately is in horticulture; for the eight months ended FY17, fruit
Published 06 Apr, 2017 05:27am
Fixing the NFC award
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Fixing the NFC award

Building up on our yesterday’s discussion on how to fix the NFC award, the first consultative meeting by PRIME Ins
Published 05 Apr, 2017 05:50am
CPI at a 30-month high
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CPI at a 30-month high

The CPI is slowly but surely creeping up – having recorded a 30-month high of 4.94 percent in March 2017. It was a
Published 04 Apr, 2017 05:30am
NFC Negotiations
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NFC Negotiations

By now it is clear that the upcoming budget will be formed on the basis of the 2010 NFC Award. There is also little
Updated 04 Apr, 2017 06:00am
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Women on the board

The number of women on the corporate boards in Pakistan is still negligible; the recent news reports of 21 out of 559 (o
Published 04 Apr, 2017 05:27am
Dassu: moving ahead
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Dassu: moving ahead

The much needed and long awaited work on Dassu Hydropower Project (DHP) has started with the Chinese Gezhouba Group
Published 03 Apr, 2017 05:13am
Economy is heating up
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Economy is heating up

Vibes are good and storytelling is positive. SBP's second quarterly report tends to highlight silver linings in the econ
Published 03 Apr, 2017 05:09am
Depoliticising census
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Depoliticising census

The census remains a sensitive subject since population is linked to political and economic distribution in various
Published 31 Mar, 2017 06:22am
What is driving economy?
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What is driving economy?

Numbers don't lie. Look at the GDP graph; in nominal terms, it changed gears in FY02 and the turbo is on since then - It
Published 30 Mar, 2017 05:43am
What next for Reko Diq?
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What next for Reko Diq?

This year, the mighty and much-desired Reko Diq copper-gold deposits celebrate the silver jubilee of their 1992 discover
Published 30 Mar, 2017 05:39am
Rice export blues
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Rice export blues

Rice exporters seem to be in deep trouble, as the latest PBS numbers spell out disaster; for the eight months ended FY17
Published 29 Mar, 2017 05:43am
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Cute ideas!

Some ideas are cute, “only to be appreciated from a distance”, as one grey haired bureaucrat smilingly quipped last week
Updated 22 Jul, 2019 07:18am