24 July, 2014 / Ramazan 25, 1435

Afshan Subohi

Ramazan economy

The collective productivity of the nation falls, but family spending peaks during Ramazan

Slower capital accumulation

“The government is mindful of the situation and is targeting higher investment in private and public sectors to attain a

Improving retail data collection

Turnover data collected directly from points-of-sales at selected retail outlets, including restaurants, is likely to

Gap in low-cost housing

THE federal, Sindh and Punjab budgets have made special allocations for funding low-cost housing projects for which ...

Bloated, opaque provincial budgets

IN the accounting exercise, the Sindh budget fares better in transparency than those of Punjab and Khyber...

Groping in the dark

THE expanded Rs686 billion Sindh budget deals with effects of a troubled provincial economy reflected in rising...

Lure of old economic model

Infrastructure projects, expansion of the private sector best way to address unemployment, poverty: Ishaq Dar.

CCP assessing media giants

Competition Commission of Pakistan Chairman Dr Joseph Wilson conceded that there are big gaps in the pool of information

The rhetoric of poverty reduction

In 2014, the poverty rate in Pakistan, as projected by independent think-tanks, is estimated to be between 30-35pc.

Dogmatism vs pragmatism

Both India and Pakistan will now be ruled by governments enjoying the backing of two-thirds of legislators in their

Skewed taxation impedes growth

The second budget of the Nawaz Sharif government is not expected to be any different in essence from its first which

Threat to fruit exports

Over the past few weeks export bodies have sent a number of recommendations to the government demanding strict

Wasting the breathing space

“In all fairness they (Dar’s team) have succeeded in stemming the trend of free fall but the revival of economy is a

Policy change thru’ denials?

Corporate Pakistan reacted sharply to a rumour suggesting that the govt intends to introduce a Rs10,000 currency note.

Self-serving banks

The weak regulator, SBP, focuses on everything but misses the most essential issue: orientation of the banking sector.

Milking the consumer

Milk companies argue they spend a lot of time & money on ensuring quality but farmers claim they don't get a fair price.