Riaz Riazuddin

Our industrial strength

Our industrial strength

Pakistan’s per capita use of steel is only 35kg as compared to the world average of 233kg... Published 01 Oct, 2022 06:26am
Our economic potential

Our economic potential

We are afflicted by our elites’ madness, driven as it is by high and borrowed consumption. Updated 08 Sep, 2022 09:04am
Our living standards

Our living standards

It is hardly surprising that our country is at the bottom quarter of countries in terms of health indicators. Published 18 Aug, 2022 06:24am
Our exchange rate woes

Our exchange rate woes

The political crisis is preventing the economy from healing through normal doses of price increase. Updated 06 Aug, 2022 08:47am
Our atoms for peace

Our atoms for peace

Pakistan produces nuclear power for peaceful purposes along with 31 other nations. Updated 21 Jul, 2022 09:11am
Consumption, culture, change

Consumption, culture, change

We can learn much about our culture simply by identifying the items in our new consumer baskets... Published 30 Jun, 2022 05:27am
Cake, naan and fruit

Cake, naan and fruit

We seldom think of a tandoor as an enterprise where naans are baked. Published 23 Jun, 2022 07:55am
Fear of oil prices

Fear of oil prices

By keeping domestic oil prices low, the government had been giving charity to the non-poor. Updated 04 Jun, 2022 09:04am
Stabilisation, default and autarky

Stabilisation, default and autarky

If authorities believe our economic and financial condition is not as bad as Sri Lanka’s, then their inaction proves risky. Updated 27 May, 2022 08:37am
Exchange rate bluff

Exchange rate bluff

Foolish statements uttered by officials, past or present, destroy the credibility of economic policies. Published 20 May, 2022 06:25am
Pricking the bubble

Pricking the bubble

Short- to medium-term pain must be endured for gaining long-term economic benefits. Updated 31 Mar, 2022 08:55am
Our monetary policy goals

Our monetary policy goals

Fears regarding the SBP Amendment Bill, passed by the NA and Senate, are misplaced. Published 29 Jan, 2022 07:13am
Our monetary stimuli

Our monetary stimuli

As soon as rehab starts, our bureaucrats and technocrats find ways to escape from it, longing fervently for the stimulus again. Published 30 Dec, 2021 07:25am
Wages of our labour

Wages of our labour

Not only are wages low, there also seems to be gender discrimination... Published 17 Dec, 2021 07:25am
Our savings & taxpaying habits

Our savings & taxpaying habits

There is always a cacophony of protests when the rates go up although they benefit the savers. Published 06 Dec, 2021 06:59am
How happy or miserable are we?

How happy or miserable are we?

Does high inflation cause as much stress as unemployment? In fact, the latter is far more dreadful. Updated 12 Nov, 2021 09:06am