SIFC is a well-rooted reality that will not dissolve merely because of the concerns of the
World Bank and the IMF
Accumulation of debt today will push up the cost of debt servicing tomorrow, regardless of who is in power.
Despite some improvements in indicators, future improvements in the economy seem more based on hope than structural changes
Pakistan can focus on niche products to boost its market share in global trade.
Achieving 3pc economic growth during this fiscal year seems too difficult.
Successive governments have ignored the low-hanging fruits of better incentivising IT, IT-es and official remittances.
The big industry’s output recovery after a long gap of 11 months is also bound to put extra pressure on the local currency.
Pakistan’s economic prospects look better today than at the start of this fiscal year in July but problems remain.
As import restrictions ease and MNCs clamour for freer repatriation of profits and dividends abroad, the rupee’s rise could be short-lived.
Annual losses of the gas sector alone are Rs360bn, 120 times the amount of Rs3bn the government has earmarked for a scheme...
State-owned enterprises’ annual financial losses roughly equal a fifth of the central bank’s foreign exchange reserves.
Regardless of the promises about economic turnaround, growth during this fiscal year will be too little to lift millions out of
The crackdown against unscrupulous forex dealers, commodity hoarders, electricity and gas stealers may boost businesspeople's
Further tightening interest rates will make businesses, already struggling with rising costs of production, even more...
Since the State Bank’s reserves are falling and no major forex inflows are in sight, further erosion in the rupee’s value seems inevitable.
Rising debt, increasing circular debt, falling remittances and the continuing depreciation of the rupee continue to ail Pakistan
Will the interim government, installed to hold general elections across the country, keep an effective check on its borrowings from banks?
The central bank expects that the impact of monetary tightening undertaken in FY23 will take more time to show its full effect.
The govt is about to end its term but last week it okayed Rs51bn voter-influencing schemes, clearly disregarding IMF’s concerns.
Pakistan cannot afford oversized federal and provincial cabinets and lavish pay and perks for government employees.