Economy – 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 Pakistan’s fast-moving consumer goods: huge prospects and opportunities http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/pakistans-fast-moving-consumer-goods-huge-prospects-and-opportunities/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/pakistans-fast-moving-consumer-goods-huge-prospects-and-opportunities/#respond Sun, 03 Mar 2019 19:59:25 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26182 Emerging Asian markets have had a significant impact on the growth of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment. The region’s FMCG consumers pack a powerful punch: around a third of Nestlé and Procter & Gamble’s global sales growth between 2014 and 2018 came from emerging Asia. According to a study, emerging market consumers make up …

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CPEC the game changer for Pakistan’s politics, economy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/07/cpec-the-game-changer-for-pakistans-politics-economy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/07/cpec-the-game-changer-for-pakistans-politics-economy/#respond Sun, 06 Jan 2019 19:58:54 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24190 Traditionally, Pakistan and China have cooperated closely at the strategic and political levels. Since 2014, the two countries are now making efforts to expand their bilateral collaboration economically as well. The construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a milestone that clearly shows the shift. The CPEC is a large-scale initiative to build energy, …

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Poverty alleviation, human development ought to progress http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/07/poverty-alleviation-human-development-ought-to-progress/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/07/poverty-alleviation-human-development-ought-to-progress/#respond Sun, 06 Jan 2019 19:55:05 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24188 Prime Minister Imran Khan has claimed in his several speeches that his government is committed to alleviate poverty and rehabilitate the weak and poor sections of the society. Present government must take practical steps for supporting the poor and reducing their vulnerability in 2019. The government should create conditions for the development of insurance markets, …

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Pakistan: structural compulsion http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/12/17/pakistan-structural-compulsion/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/12/17/pakistan-structural-compulsion/#respond Sun, 16 Dec 2018 19:55:45 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=23388 Humanity on the planet earth is the creature of experiences, symbols, identities, struggle and intelligence to observe. Nature, as an omnipotent phenomenon, is never a paradox for any individual or nation, since the cause and effect circle never ceases to exist, and the facts of eternal cycle of possibilities ever beget the expected and unexpected …

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OPEC oil supply cut may affect Pakistan’s economy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/12/17/opec-oil-supply-cut-may-affect-pakistans-economy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/12/17/opec-oil-supply-cut-may-affect-pakistans-economy/#respond Sun, 16 Dec 2018 19:52:28 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=23368 The OPEC-led group of oil producers announced a supply cut of 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) in crude oil supply from January 2019, measured against October 2018 output levels. The move follows a more than 30 percent collapse in oil prices that saw international benchmark Brent crude fall from more than $86 a barrel …

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Pakistan’s Rising Middle-Class Pushing Up Consumer Spending http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/07/02/pakistans-rising-middle-class-pushing-up-consumer-spending/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/07/02/pakistans-rising-middle-class-pushing-up-consumer-spending/#respond Sun, 01 Jul 2018 20:34:49 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=17688 According to the bank, to be a member of the middle class in 2015, a Pakistani adult must have a wealth of at least $14,413. At a rate of Rs106 to a dollar, this comes to Rs1.53 million. The bank calculated the total wealth in Pakistan at $495 billion, or Rs52.47 trillion. It used the …

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Pakistan’s exports of food products going up http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/14/pakistans-exports-food-products-going/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/14/pakistans-exports-food-products-going/#respond Sun, 13 May 2018 21:45:30 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16579 Pakistan has witnessed improvement in exporting food products during the last seven months of the current fiscal year 2018. It has exported food products worth $2.395 million in just 7 months which was up by 18.8 percent as compared to corresponding period in the last fiscal year. Last year during the same period Pakistan’s food …

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Balochistan’s assets – a source of competitive advantage for enhancing exports http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/14/balochistans-assets-source-competitive-advantage-enhancing-exports/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/14/balochistans-assets-source-competitive-advantage-enhancing-exports/#respond Sun, 13 May 2018 21:15:18 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16563 Balochistan is the poorest province but it has huge potential in trade and commerce by virtue of its strategic location. A need is felt to exploit huge export potential in main sectors of provincial economy. It has tremendous potential for development of horticulture, particularly the fruit farms. There is a lot of potential for development …

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Private infrastructure investment in Pakistan on the rise http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/14/private-infrastructure-investment-pakistan-rise/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/14/private-infrastructure-investment-pakistan-rise/#respond Sun, 13 May 2018 21:10:38 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16581 Infrastructure is the first step, and it will be followed with trade and investment and industrial cooperation. Efforts to expedite trade and investment also matter and infrastructure improvements such as bilateral agreements on boosting customs clearance and newly opened air links have also increased over the past five years. More government support fueled a 37 …

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Is Pakistan benefiting through Pak-China trade? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/07/pakistan-benefiting-pak-china-trade/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/07/pakistan-benefiting-pak-china-trade/#respond Sun, 06 May 2018 21:55:42 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16449 There is lots of interest exhibited by almost every Pakistani these days about the trade prospects with China. Even those who have never been to school know about CPEC and talk about the trade between Pakistan and China and the prospects of the Chinese investment in Pakistan. By and large, the perception is positive with …

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