The government has agreed to gradually reduce its stock of borrowings from the SBP in its negotiations with the IMF.
Pakistan will have to keep input prices from rising too fast in order to make the five-year agricultural emergency.
Achieving substantial growth in export earnings seems too difficult as subsidies on imports meant for export-oriented ..
Had the IMF not insisted on letting the rupee slide, the SBP could have acted with less haste
Pakistan is not going to free float the rupee, leaving exchange rates completely to demand and supply.
If the govt is not going to borrow from SBP in next fiscal year, will it be borrowing excessively from commercial banks?
FY20 is going to be tough, perhaps tougher than FY19 in terms of resource gaps in the government’s finance books.
It’s time for the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to at least split the category of “all other items” into finished
Pakistan’s ability to meet external-sector obligations without falling into a debt trap will be tested harshly
Some analysts assert that ruthless monetary tightening can choke economic growth as high interest rates increase ...
Even if we add home remittances to exports earnings, total constitutes less than 82pc of our merchandise import bill.
Inflation numbers become disputed as food items on CPI, SPI don't represent fast-changing consumption patterns.
The central bank cannot leave the exchange rate at the mercy of market forces.
Should Pakistan move away from multiple treasury accounts to a single treasury account?
The central bank, in addition to microfinance banks, is also involving microfinance institutions and rural support
Exports of fruits, vegetables are far lower than the country's potential, and the average per tonne export price is low.
We have already started implementing some of the structural reforms before the formal signing of the deal with the IMF
Should consumers hope that any move to check business malpractices that fuel inflation will succeed?
Rate hike comes amid inflationary pressure, larger fiscal deficit and a high current account deficit.
New borrowing will be pricier as interest rates are higher than a year ago.