Islamabad has realised it need to improve its import coverage of reserves to be prepared for uncertainties.
Banks are finding it difficult to generate deposits as interest rates are down and the economy is in bad shape
Economic fundamentals are not strong for attaining sustainable economic growth and development.
Once imports start growing, the consequent increase in demand for dollars may bring the rupee under pressure
Tax revenues may remain insufficient if the focus is only on taxing the already-taxed.
The PTI government should improve coordination between fiscal and monetary authorities.
From the beginning of this fiscal year, the pace of banks’ gross lending to the private sector is somewhat faster than last year.
It has become evident to economic managers that keeping the investment-savings gap at very high levels is not viable.
Benefits of concessional finance and other incentives-laden schemes by SBP would result in revival of a limited number of SMEs.
Beef and mutton prices have gone up sharply in the last two years while their exports rose substantially.
Are economic managers confident that exports that did not grow in the last fiscal year will start increasing now?
Under the PTI government, the tenor of domestic debt has shifted from short term to long term.
Pakistan will still need billions of dollars for external debt servicing despite foreign debt rollovers
The provinces cannot hide the incapability they have shown so far in energising agriculture by blaming the Centre.
Agricultural initiatives require fuller coordination between federal and provincial authorities
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