FATF: a close miss

FATF: a close miss

Pakistan has to report back to FATF with full compliance on all 27 items after which it will send technical team for verification. Updated 01 Mar, 2021 08:55am
Adding momentum to recovery

Adding momentum to recovery

The business community fears political unrest may unravel the nascent economic recovery after Covid-19.
Updated 01 Mar, 2021 09:03am
Unbundling the banking tech

Unbundling the banking tech

All major players offer an overlapping suite of products and solutions, but each has developed a niche of sorts.
Updated 01 Mar, 2021 09:06am
Handling trade deficit is tricky

Handling trade deficit is tricky

Big and sustainable gains in exports are impossible to attain without achieving economies of scale in export industries.
Updated 01 Mar, 2021 09:19am
The roll-over spoiler

The roll-over spoiler

‘Margin trading and deliverable contracts were typical instruments of pump-and-dump’
Published 01 Mar, 2021 07:24am
Empowering the non-profit sector

Empowering the non-profit sector

A study by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy estimates that the Pakistani diaspora in the UK donates £1.25 billion a year
Published 01 Mar, 2021 07:24am
Easing inflows of capital

Easing inflows of capital

The SBP’s revisions to its foreign exchange manual will significantly improve the overall investment regime.
Updated 01 Mar, 2021 09:12am
Data points

Data points

EVs not a golden bullet?
Published 01 Mar, 2021 07:24am

Masks galore

The Biden administration plans to send 25m masks to health centres and food pantries, which help an estimated 12-15m...
Published 01 Mar, 2021 07:24am

Lending to healthcare

Loans of $10bn have been approved for hospitals as of 11 Feb 2021, according to the State Bank of Pakistan....
Published 01 Mar, 2021 07:24am

Investing in CSR

In 2019, $30tr of assets invested worldwide relied in some way on information related to companies’ environmental,...
Published 01 Mar, 2021 07:24am

The lure of airport shopping

In 2019, duty-free shopping at airports touched $86bn but collapsed by two-thirds last year, notes The Economist....
Published 01 Mar, 2021 07:24am

Spike in suicide

In Japan, a country with some of the world’s highest suicide rates 6,976 women took their lives last year, 15pc...
Published 01 Mar, 2021 07:24am
Restructuring the IMF programme

Restructuring the IMF programme

The understanding is to extend the programme framework closer to the completion of the PTI’s five-year term in August 2023.
Updated 22 Feb, 2021 09:36am
A 5,000-rupee question

A 5,000-rupee question

‘Banning the currency bills of the largest denomination cannot dramatically alter the banking habits of the masses’
Published 22 Feb, 2021 08:02am