A gradual easing of monetary policy is essential for reinvigorating economic activities.
Imparting professional education to young women and then financially empowering them via subsidised ...
The fiscal deficit may remain high as the government continues to borrow heavily to retire old debts
The government’s overreliance on international investment to accumulate forex reserves is unwise
The concentration of expatriate Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia and the UAE makes our inflows too vulnerable
High inflation is partly because of the excessive cash injection into the economy via government borrowing from ...
SBP reserves can’t cover even two months of our significantly reduced merchandise imports.
Exporters of organic food products currently get organic certification from abroad because no such authority exists
Apart from the economic slowdown, a sharp rise in interest rates can also be blamed for the build-up in NPLs
Policymakers and ordinary people need to know exactly what banks have done so far to achieve the SDGs.
Banks must increase their lending to agriculture, SMEs, commodity financing and consumer sectors. That’s where demand
Block-chain technology should be used to record and update the status of crops. In China, the idea took off in late 2017
The CPI has now become more representative and inclusive.
Foreign investors are likely to adopt a wait-and-see policy and reassess the risks associated with strategic investment
Personal loans are growing noticeably as financial stress and high inflation have reduced people’s net income
The government has so far not been able to keep inflation in check even for people in the lowest income group.
Lots of Chinese SMEs are expected to compete with their Pakistani counterparts.
Exporting larger volumes of rice, wheat and sugar stokes domestic inflation, sometimes making these items too expensive.
Bankers say people had to borrow to avoid defaults on their past loans taken at floating rates.
Annualised inflation measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) soared to 12.7pc in June.