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Education for changing the mindset

Education for changing the mindset

The overwhelming perception in Pakistan is that one should be educated for seeking a good remunerative job. In this endeavor parents sacrifice their wishes by spending bulk of their income on the education of their children. However, it is becoming …

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Making education affordable

Making education affordable

Imparting education is the sole responsibility of the government. Ironically, in Pakistan the successive governments have failed in discharging this responsibility. Education comes very low on priority, which is evident from paltry allocation on education in the annual budget. On …

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Stock Review

Stock Review

Market takes meager progress, textile firms spur may improve participation The week ended 12th January 2018 can be termed relatively better as compared to the earlier weeks. The benchmark index of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) posted a paltry gain of …

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Reversing fortune of fertilizer sector

Reversing fortune of fertilizer sector

The cultivable land in Pakistan suffers from an acute shortage of nutrient contents, which is evident from poor yield. In an attempt to improve yield fertilizer manufacturers have been playing an active role. Their endeavors have been supported by the …

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Stock Review

Stock Watch

Exchange of trade and investments in Yuan likely to benefit stocks index The total liquid foreign exchange reserves held by the country for the week ended 29th December 2017 were reported at US$20,154.3 million by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). …

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Approaching IMF no more preference?

Approaching IMF no more preference

One completely fails to understand the reasons behind Government of Pakistan’s reluctance in approaching the lender of last resort International Monetary Fund (IMF). It goes without saying that borrowing from any source, other than IMF, is highly expensive. However, it …

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Stock Review

Stock Review

Window dressing helps benchmark index climb; political noise may push back bulls The window dressing continued during last week of the year 2017. The benchmark index of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) closed the week ended on 29th December 2017 at …

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Review of key sectors of Pakistan economy

Review of key sectors of Pakistan economy

A quick review of the regulatory developments during 2017 suggests that these played a key role in shaping the performance of Pakistan’s economy. The key sectors benefitting from various policy actions taken during the year under review included: 1) Textile …

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