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.
Whether home loans have an early positive impact on the overall private-sector borrowings will become clear in a few months.
The cultivation of politically sensitive sugar cane and wheat crops has long remained in the hands of powerful landlords.
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.
The imposition of a special tax on electricity companies and fertiliser units is bound to be inflationary
The second wave of the pandemic has already hit our European export markets, which can hit our already stagnant foreign sales
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.