Sakib Sherani

The PM’s China visit

This is as good a time as any for Pakistan to woo strategic investments by China. Updated Nov 14, 2014 10:22am

Hope from history

Till the start of the 1990s, Pakistan had a stellar record of economic performance. Published Oct 31, 2014 01:31am

Falling FDI inflows

Pakistan offers market size but little else to a world-savvy investor. Published Oct 17, 2014 06:24am

Economic management

The seemingly pretty economic picture painted by the government is fraught with vulnerabilities. Published Oct 03, 2014 01:06am

Floods of misery

A disaster of epic proportions is unfolding for the 325 million people that will inhabit Pakistan by 2050. Published Sep 19, 2014 01:13am

Unintended consequences

In this highly polarised situation, some long-lasting damage has been wreaked on the economy. Published Sep 05, 2014 01:07am

Our institutional failing

The refusal to understand our stagnation through an ‘institutional’ prism has cost us dearly. Published Aug 22, 2014 01:07am

Deciphering the stock market

The fact that the stock market has been going up does not guarantee that it will continue to do so. Updated Aug 08, 2014 02:10am

Pro-people policies

Policymakers need to reconnect to the everyday realities of life for an ‘average’ household. Published Jul 25, 2014 01:01am

Ordinary lives

The outlines of the lives of our compatriots, who are largely invisible to the rest of us, are revealing. Published Jul 11, 2014 12:57am

Slow death of manufacturing

Tax revenues and job-creation will be impacted by the decline in Pakistan’s manufacturing sector. Published Jun 27, 2014 01:03am

A lost opportunity

The budget doesn’t make a big move on meeting some of the economy’s biggest challenges. Published Jun 13, 2014 01:24am

Pakistan’s growth malaise

THE government has set a target for economic growth of 5.1pc for 2014-15. To achieve this, it is reportedly aiming ... Published May 30, 2014 07:18am

Grand budgetary design

THE Ministry of Finance and FBR have begun to burn the midnight oil to give final shape to the federal budget for... Published May 16, 2014 05:58am

Bond market delusions

PAKISTAN has been on a ‘successful’ borrowing binge of recent. It has raised money from the IMF, multilateral... Published May 02, 2014 06:22am

The world around us

A LOT is happening around us, both in our immediate neighbourhood, as well as further afield, that has not just... Published Apr 18, 2014 07:03am

Budget thoughts

WHAT ‘Grand Design’ will inform the formulation of next year’s budget? And what should that design be? By the... Published Apr 04, 2014 08:11am

Degrees of non-separation

HOW is the recent appreciation of the rupee linked, if at all, to the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suing for... Published Mar 21, 2014 07:36am

Pakistan’s trade strategy

What higher-order development objectives does Pakistan’s trade strategy and policy seek to achieve? Updated Mar 07, 2014 11:06am

Taking stock of the economy

Pakistan’s economy is showing signs of stabilising, amidst old as well as new challenges after many rough months. Updated Feb 21, 2014 02:11pm