Cover Stories – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:13:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Mending economy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/mending-economy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/mending-economy/#respond Sun, 18 Aug 2019 20:07:39 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=31574 Pakistan is celebrating 72nd Independence Day this month. Politically Pakistan got independence in 1947 yet it has to achieve economic independence though it got many opportunities to improve its financial health. Pakistan first made its 5 years plans in early fifties, which were successfully developed and implemented but in later years it was become more …

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Oil refineries are the backbone of Pakistan’s economy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/oil-refineries-are-the-backbone-of-pakistans-economy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/oil-refineries-are-the-backbone-of-pakistans-economy/#respond Sun, 18 Aug 2019 20:06:35 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=31522 Petroleum consumption in Pakistan has been booming. The demand for crude oil and refined petroleum products, such as motor gasoline and high-speed diesel, has been growing at a rapid pace. The country’s crude oil refining industry plays a crucial role in satisfying the local energy needs. On top of this, the industry saves Pakistan billions …

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Credit risk of Pakistan – myth and reality http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/credit-risk-of-pakistan-myth-and-reality/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/credit-risk-of-pakistan-myth-and-reality/#respond Sun, 18 Aug 2019 20:05:06 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=31456 There has been a constant debate about Pakistan’s credit risk lately and all sorts of theories and analyses have been volunteered to make a case that the credit risk of Pakistan has been deteriorating for the last few years based on one pretext or the other — starting from abnormally high debt levels to GDP …

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Geostrategic perspective on CPEC http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/geostrategic-perspective-on-cpec/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/geostrategic-perspective-on-cpec/#respond Sun, 18 Aug 2019 20:04:11 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=31502 In the last week of May, 2019, the Chinese Vice President, Wang Qishan made a historical visit to Pakistan. The visit was marked with momentous events such as the commemoration of 68 years of “Iron Brother” diplomacy between the two countries and the highest award, Nishan-e-Pakistan for a foreign leader presented by the President of …

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Artificial intelligence for broader socio-economic gain http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/artificial-intelligence-for-broader-socio-economic-gain/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/artificial-intelligence-for-broader-socio-economic-gain/#respond Sun, 18 Aug 2019 20:03:32 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=31483 Recently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) under Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving major paradigm shifts across all sectors and countries. This technology has seeped into our everyday lives, transforming how we live, work and entertain ourselves. This has led to a focus on the US and China, being key players, but not the only ones, in the …

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Dire need for national integration http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/dire-need-for-national-integration/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/dire-need-for-national-integration/#respond Sun, 18 Aug 2019 20:02:30 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=31494 “We are a nation with our own distinctive culture and civilization, language and literature, art and architecture, value and proportion, legal laws and moral codes, customs and calendars, history and tradition, aptitudes and ambitions; in short, we have our own distinctive outlook of life and on life. By all canons of international law, we are …

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Pakistan Women: The real architect of society http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/pakistan-women-the-real-architect-of-society/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/pakistan-women-the-real-architect-of-society/#respond Sun, 18 Aug 2019 20:01:46 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=31511 Pakistan is the land of my forefathers; they are buried here and become part of our land and every handful of its dust is colored with the blood of ancestors. Independence Day is important indeed. But what is vital is that the vim and vigor of the Independence Day. We need to celebrate our achievements …

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Flotation of stock market support fund delayed on flimsy grounds http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/flotation-of-stock-market-support-fund-delayed-on-flimsy-grounds-2/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/flotation-of-stock-market-support-fund-delayed-on-flimsy-grounds-2/#respond Sun, 18 Aug 2019 20:00:20 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=31489 The benchmark index of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) is on persistent decline for the last two years. The recent hike in policy rate by 100bps has further accelerated the decline rate. It seems that the ship (PSX) has been abandoned by the captain (regulator), its engine has stopped working (daily trading volume has reduced to …

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A matter of EHSAAS http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/a-matter-of-ehsaas/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/a-matter-of-ehsaas/#respond Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:59:44 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=31479 Four pillars (addressing elite capture, safety nets for marginalized segments of the society, jobs and livelihoods as well as human capital development) one hundred and fifteen anti-poverty actions aiming to transform Pakistan from a national security state to a welfare state is a welcoming get-up-and-go. The broad social welfare programme is for the jobless, laborer’s, …

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Why large shipping lines should think about asset-sharing? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/why-large-shipping-lines-should-think-about-asset-sharing/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/08/19/why-large-shipping-lines-should-think-about-asset-sharing/#respond Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:58:12 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=31526 In the past, companies have tried to optimize and unearth efficiency gains through value chain integration. Reason was that it is easier to communicate and optimize within a company than with external partners. Examples from container logistics include Maersk Line acquiring Damco as part of the P&O Nedlloyd acquisition and Amazon aiming to consolidate the …

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