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AI: A Two Horse Race For Global Dominance

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In the race for artificial intelligence dominance, it is currently just a two horse race when looked at on a national level. As our chart shows, when looking at patent applications, investment, talent, research and companies in the sector, the United States …

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Qatar Is a Major Natural Gas Player

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Qatar announced it was leaving OPEC in January of 2019. The official reason for leaving the pact was to focus their efforts on natural gas production. Qatar is the leading country for liquefied natural gas exports, responsible for 30 percent of global trade in …

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The world’s most powerful passports

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According to the Passport Index, holders of a passport issued in the United Arab Emirates can visit 167 countries without needing to obtain a prior visa. Having just added four new countries to the list, this makes it the most powerful passport in …

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Top 10 Oil Producing Countries

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Saudi Arabia has pushed oil production to an all-time high, causing the price of oil to drop to $50 per barrel. The United States produces the greatest volume of oil in 2017, totaling 571 million tons of oil in 2017. Saudi Arabia and Russia came …

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Prioritizing in times of crisis

Prioritizing in times of crisis

The current government has completed hundred days milestone with mixed performance. Most of the economic indicators are not very encouraging and no significant improvement in any area in the macro-economy was witnessed despite sincere efforts by the new government. Pakistan’s …

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Developing Gwadar under CPEC main concern

Developing Gwadar under CPEC main concern

Present government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan must ensure continuity and timely completion of all development projects and schemes related to the Gwadar Port and over $62 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Sustainable funding and security of these two …

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IMF Bailout package… cure or curse?

IMF Bailout package… cure or curse?

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Harald Finger visited Islamabad from November 7-20, 2018 to initiate discussions on a financial arrangement with the IMF requested by the Pakistani authorities to support their economic reform program. Discussions will continue …

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