PAGE Reports – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:05:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 NBP takes supremacy in CSR, sports and academic activities http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/06/19/nbp-takes-supremacy-in-csr-sports-and-academic-activities/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/06/19/nbp-takes-supremacy-in-csr-sports-and-academic-activities/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 01:41:24 +0000 http://pakistaneconomist.com/?p=3150 As a leading financial institution in the country, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has taken numerous but remarkable initiatives that demonstrate its resolve towards the community at large whereas fulfilling its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an integral part its corporate policy. The Bank taking CSR, an essential and necessary mission running this full-fledged scheme …

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Question & Answers http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/04/24/question-answers/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/04/24/question-answers/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:35:07 +0000 http://pakistaneconomist.com/?p=2377 The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research As soon as Theresa May announced an early general election, just weeks after triggering Article 50, the vote was being dubbed the “Brexit election”. May is likely to campaign on a strategy of “vote Conservative for my vision …

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VLCCS could see further gains down the line from Asia oil demand http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/04/17/vlccs-could-see-further-gains-down-the-line-from-asia-oil-demand/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/04/17/vlccs-could-see-further-gains-down-the-line-from-asia-oil-demand/#respond Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:17:35 +0000 http://pakistaneconomist.com/?p=2277 With the tanker market inching higher as of late, it’s worth taking a closer look at the future trends which could shape demand and determine ship owners’ decisions moving forward, as in the medium-term, the oil markets could be headed for shifts of colossal proportions. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Gibson noted that “in …

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Expert conversation: Can we do without Chinese capital? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/04/17/expert-conversation-can-we-do-without-chinese-capital/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/04/17/expert-conversation-can-we-do-without-chinese-capital/#respond Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:09:52 +0000 http://pakistaneconomist.com/?p=2274 This article is from the “International Economics Campaigning” series of The Conversation’s partnership with France’s Research Centre in International Economics (CEPII), a CEPII-La Tribune-The Conversation-Xerfi-Canal partnership. Andrea Goldstein, adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, and Françoise Lemoine, advisor at CEPII, are specialists in the Chinese economy. They answer questions from Isabelle Bensidoun and …

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Demolition market close to eruption, as owners hold out for higher prices http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/04/10/demolition-market-close-to-eruption-as-owners-hold-out-for-higher-prices/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/04/10/demolition-market-close-to-eruption-as-owners-hold-out-for-higher-prices/#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:37:07 +0000 http://pakistaneconomist.com/?p=2145 The combination of few available ships offered for demolition and higher prices has led to a somewhat stalemate in the market, as ship owners were holding out in search for even higher prices, which didn’t come. In its latest weekly report, GMS, the world’s leading cash buyer said that “the first signs of a pushback …

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ADB strengthens Pakistan’s national disaster risk management fund http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/04/03/adb-strengthens-pakistans-national-disaster-risk-management-fund/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/04/03/adb-strengthens-pakistans-national-disaster-risk-management-fund/#respond Mon, 03 Apr 2017 01:43:06 +0000 http://pakistaneconomist.com/?p=2102 Asian Development Bank (ADB) provided a $200 million loan to strengthen Pakistan’s disaster risk management including support to the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) to reduce the country’s vulnerability to disasters from natural hazards, and climate variability and change. As part of the support, a $1 million technical assistance grant has been approved for …

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Intel buys driverless car technology firm mobileye http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/04/03/intel-buys-driverless-car-technology-firm-mobileye/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/04/03/intel-buys-driverless-car-technology-firm-mobileye/#respond Mon, 03 Apr 2017 01:42:24 +0000 http://pakistaneconomist.com/?p=2100 US chipmaker Intel is taking a big bet on driverless cars with a $15.3 billion (£12.5 billion) takeover of specialist Mobileye. Intel will pay $63.54 a share in cash for the Israeli company, which develops “autonomous driving” systems. Mobileye and Intel are already working together, along with German carmaker BMW, to put 40 test vehicles …

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Expand the Indus waters treaty to make peace http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/03/27/expand-the-indus-waters-treaty-to-make-peace/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/03/27/expand-the-indus-waters-treaty-to-make-peace/#respond Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:26:33 +0000 http://pakistaneconomist.com/?p=831 The Indus Waters Treaty, by dividing the rivers and excluding Afghanistan and China, remains a sub-optimal treaty and needs to be expanded to the whole basin, writes Ashok Swain Water scarcity is a serious and growing security challenge for South Asian countries. The twin pressures of population growth and climate change are further intensifying this …

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ADB scales up clean energy access in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/03/20/adb-scales-up-clean-energy-access-in-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/03/20/adb-scales-up-clean-energy-access-in-pakistan/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:56:52 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=5236 Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Pakistan signed a $325 million loan agreement on February 7, 2017 in Islamabad to help enhance Pakistan’s energy security by installing clean energy sources and improve people’s access to electricity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab, two of the country’s largest provinces. The program will install renewable energy power plants …

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Pakistan’s unheralded fight against climate change http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/03/13/pakistans-unheralded-fight-against-climate-change/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/03/13/pakistans-unheralded-fight-against-climate-change/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 03:45:31 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=5372 Small steps by Pakistan are helping it create resilience in the face of climate change, an issue the Indus Waters Treaty did not anticipate, and which endangers it. In recent months, the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) has been in the headlines—and for all the wrong reasons. As India-Pakistan relations have worsened, the IWT—one of the …

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