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Rising Oil Prices: Adding Fuel To Fire

Rising Oil Prices Adding Fuel To Fire

Pakistan is a net oil importer and meets about 75 percent of needs through imports. Oil imports carry the heaviest weight in total imports of the country. Pakistan has a total refining capacity to process around 400,000 bpd or about …

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Rising Global Oil Demand And Future Prices

Rising Global Oil Demand And Future Prices

The International Energy Agency raised it outlook for 2017 global oil demand growth. US crude stockpiles rose sharply and gasoline inventories plunged due to impacts from hurricane Harvey. US crude jumps 2.2 percent to 5-week high, settling at $49.30, as …

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Energy Sector Victim Of Inconsistent Policies

ENERGY SECTOR VICTIM OF INCONSISTENT POLICIES

Analysts had termed creations of independent power plants (IPPs) as putting the cart before the horse. It was true that power generation plants were not very efficient, but real losses were due to highly inefficient distribution companies. There was rampant …

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Twin Deficits: Skeletons In The Closet

Twin Deficits Skeletons In The Closet

With the affairs of Ministry of Finance now an open secret, the cat is finally out of the bag. The fresh statistics have exposed the cosmetic touches done to the economy causing concerns about long-term sustainability of the external sector. …

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Jcc Of CPEC Approved Long Term Plan

The Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) approved the Long-Term Plan (LTP 2017-30) envisaging broad parameters for future cooperation. However, it could not conclude agreements on development projects and special economic/industrial zones. Informed sources said the …

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