Big and sustainable gains in exports are impossible to attain without achieving economies of scale in export industries.
Reliance on foreign funding over an extended period of time hides structural ...
Debt servicing in the first half of 2020-21 consumed three times more than the amount spent on defence.
When a government aims to achieve a certain level of economic growth, it normally adds to inflationary pressures in the economy.
We can expect an even sharper rise in the merchandise trade deficit in Jan-June
Thicker inflows of personal loans to address financial hardships can help contain social evils associated with joblessness
Our external borrowings will go down if a reasonable portion of remittances goes into savings and investment.
Rising government borrowing makes little contribution to increased supplies.
The outlook for major crops appears good with the only exception of cotton.
What remained essentially unchanged in the outgoing year was the focus on ‘financing’ growth instead of ‘enabling’ sectoral growth
A sustainable model of borrowing needs to be designed with a greater focus on the NSS and registered prize bonds.
The debt servicing cost is likely to remain lower than last year’s owing to a relatively stable exchange rate.
The PTI government is relying on foreign inflows for economic recovery.
The SBP needs to watch banks closely to ensure that the dividends of pro-growth monetary measures are actually ...
The purpose-wise segregation of bank accounts being fed by home remittances is attracting higher remittances
Procedural relief in banking and regulatory regimes proves helpful only to an extent.
The cultivation of politically sensitive sugar cane and wheat crops has long remained in the hands of powerful landlords.
Whether home loans have an early positive impact on the overall private-sector borrowings will become clear in a few months.
The central bank is reportedly seeking a limited role for itself in achieving macroeconomic goals.
The rupee’s sustainable rise against the dollar depends on whether the trade deficit will continue shrinking.