Mohiuddin Aazim

Handling trade deficit is tricky

Handling trade deficit is tricky

Big and sustainable gains in exports are impossible to attain without achieving economies of scale in export industries. Updated 01 Mar, 2021 09:19am
More fiscal prudence required

More fiscal prudence required

Debt servicing in the first half of 2020-21 consumed three times more than the amount spent on defence. Published 15 Feb, 2021 07:04am
Making sense of inflation data

Making sense of inflation data

When a government aims to achieve a certain level of economic growth, it normally adds to inflationary pressures in the economy. Updated 08 Feb, 2021 09:07am
The rise and rise of remittances

The rise and rise of remittances

Our external borrowings will go down if a reasonable portion of remittances goes into savings and investment. Updated 18 Jan, 2021 09:23am

Banks, finance and 2020

What remained essentially unchanged in the outgoing year was the focus on ‘financing’ growth instead of ‘enabling’ sectoral growth Published 28 Dec, 2020 07:07am
Fiscal prudence and prize bonds

Fiscal prudence and prize bonds

A sustainable model of borrowing needs to be designed with a greater focus on the NSS and registered prize bonds. Updated 21 Dec, 2020 09:35am
Debt worries and the economy

Debt worries and the economy

The debt servicing cost is likely to remain lower than last year’s owing to a relatively stable exchange rate. Updated 14 Dec, 2020 10:24am

Stability in monetary policy

The SBP needs to watch banks closely to ensure that the dividends of pro-growth monetary measures are actually ... Published 30 Nov, 2020 07:21am
Beneath wheat and sugar crises

Beneath wheat and sugar crises

The cultivation of politically sensitive sugar cane and wheat crops has long remained in the hands of powerful landlords. Updated 09 Nov, 2020 09:05am
Pushing banks for housing finance

Pushing banks for housing finance

Whether home loans have an early positive impact on the overall private-sector borrowings will become clear in a few months. Updated 09 Nov, 2020 09:12am