Cover Stories – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:10:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Export growth: the challenge of poor logistics http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/export-growth-the-challenge-of-poor-logistics/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/export-growth-the-challenge-of-poor-logistics/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:59:53 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25423 Pakistan’s export performance has remained weak over the past few years. According to the World Bank, Pakistan’s export share in the world exports has declined over time, even less than 1 percent. In the same period, share of Pakistan’s competitors in the world exports have increased substantially. Given the limited size of Pakistan’s domestic market, …

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Fortunes of the economy in exports and investment http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/fortunes-of-the-economy-in-exports-and-investment/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/fortunes-of-the-economy-in-exports-and-investment/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:58:25 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25417 Dwindling exports from Pakistan have been causing the jitters over preceding decade or so. Substantial trade deficit leading to the unprecedented current account deficit calls for immediate steps to rein in the conundrums. Countless efforts have been made by the successive governments to promote industrialization, at least through speeches and probably on paper, to say …

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Achieving national food security system http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/achieving-national-food-security-system/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/achieving-national-food-security-system/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:57:15 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25396 Achieving food and nutritional security has remained one of the core underlying objectives of all the policies, programs and strategies by the successive governments in Pakistan. After the 18th constitutional amendment, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MINFA) functions were devolved to provinces. However, in view of the importance of attaining and maintaining national food …

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Need of the hour –industry status should be awarded to workers’ remittances http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/need-of-the-hour-industry-status-should-be-awarded-to-workers-remittances/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/need-of-the-hour-industry-status-should-be-awarded-to-workers-remittances/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:56:15 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25388 Remittances have remained a big source of foreign currency inflows, which partially help finance foreign expenditure, import payments and debt repayment. While the remittance gap between the formal and informal channel is narrowing, at the same time, the gap between remittances and exports is also narrowing down on our external account. This signifies the importance …

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Boosting exports from Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/boosting-exports-from-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/boosting-exports-from-pakistan/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:55:19 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25421 Historically, Pakistan has suffered from adverse balance of payment, because its exports are not enough to finance imports. The policy makers have been fiddling with different policies, from import substitution to export-led growth, but all in vain. The policy makers have been following the mantra of multilateral financial institutions. The policies of these institutions keep …

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Industrialization’s strategic plan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/industrializations-strategic-plan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/industrializations-strategic-plan/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:54:07 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25442 At no point in recent history have calls for Pakistan to industrialize been stronger than they have been now. Industrialization is arguably the most talked about subject among policymakers since years in Pakistan. Yet, action on the ground has so far failed. Better quality of life for people of Pakistan is an election campaign for …

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Does Gwadar pose a trade challenge to Omani port of Salalah? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/does-gwadar-pose-a-trade-challenge-to-omani-port-of-salalah/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/does-gwadar-pose-a-trade-challenge-to-omani-port-of-salalah/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:53:56 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25401 Oman is Pakistan’s fifth neighbor that shares maritime boundaries with Pakistan. The two countries enjoy close and cordial relations. Both the countries agreed to further enhance cooperation and expand relations in diverse areas, including economic, trade, investments, education and defense. Pakistan and Oman are bound by a common history, shared values, faith, traditions and commonality …

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Import substitution, export promotion slogan should be replaced with ‘make in Pakistan’ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/import-substitution-export-promotion-slogan-should-be-replaced-with-make-in-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/import-substitution-export-promotion-slogan-should-be-replaced-with-make-in-pakistan/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:52:48 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25393 For the past 50 years, Pakistan’s export sector is confronted with some structural issues, like lack of value-addition and dependence on few sectors and products (we’re virtually a three-product exporting country), which will take some time to address, at least medium to long-term. No matter how much we devalue our currency, our exports cannot be …

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Dwindling trade balance with china on FTA impasse http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/dwindling-trade-balance-with-china-on-fta-impasse/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/dwindling-trade-balance-with-china-on-fta-impasse/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:51:10 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25412 Under the first phase of FTA, Pakistan’s trade balance with China had worsened, and it had registered $12 billion mark in financial year 2016-17. Last year, the talks on second phase of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) could not reach a breakthrough between two countries. During the 9th round of talks, the two countries agreed for …

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Dollar East begins Western Union payments at all branches http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/dollar-east-begins-western-union-payments-at-all-branches/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/dollar-east-begins-western-union-payments-at-all-branches/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:50:11 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25458 The post Dollar East begins Western Union payments at all branches appeared first on Pakistan & Gulf Economist.

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