This Week – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:19:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 LNG – a more economic source of energy than other products http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/lng-a-more-economic-source-of-energy-than-other-products/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/lng-a-more-economic-source-of-energy-than-other-products/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:00:12 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27953 Economic growth and cost-effective energy availability are embedded. Pakistan’s energy import bill has by and large been approximately $15 billion per year. The perennial conundrum of energy scarcity has beleaguered the economy of Pakistan for more or less two decades. Multifarious approaches were adopted by the erstwhile governments to address this issue in vain. It …

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Natural gas a cleaner fuel with huge forex savings http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/natural-gas-a-cleaner-fuel-with-huge-forex-savings/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/natural-gas-a-cleaner-fuel-with-huge-forex-savings/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:59:09 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27958 Pakistan is rich in natural gas but deficient in fossil oil. At present bulk of the gas demand is met through local production, which offers enormous saving of foreign exchange as well as cleaner environment. The added benefit is that Pakistan could buy gas from its next door neighbor Iran as well as a not …

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Rich Pakistan of natural gas and energy mix http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/rich-pakistan-of-natural-gas-and-energy-mix/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/rich-pakistan-of-natural-gas-and-energy-mix/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:58:16 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27866 It is a general belief that there are four elements of life i.e. Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Fire, which is synonymous to energy has always been more important and still considered the most significant. Keeping in view the importance of the energy in the everyday life people since ancient times, have always strived to …

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Qatar in LNG exporter supremacy after lifting moratorium http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/qatar-in-lng-exporter-supremacy-after-lifting-moratorium/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/qatar-in-lng-exporter-supremacy-after-lifting-moratorium/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:57:55 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27888 Qatar is endowed with major hydrocarbon reserves, especially in relation to the size of its population. Nearly all of its gas reserves are contained in an offshore gas field called the North Field which is the largest, single natural gas deposit in the world. Combining Qatar’s reserves of gas, crude oil and condensates equated to …

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Central bank as we know it? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/central-bank-as-we-know-it/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/central-bank-as-we-know-it/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:56:41 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27918 For centuries central bank has played an important role in formulating monetary policies and regulating the banking system of a country. It is responsible for maintaining financial sovereignty and economic stability and one of the important tools for this is currency. They are entrusted with the responsibility of regulating the supply and value of currency …

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Making Balochistan’s gas, oil findings worthy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/making-balochistans-gas-oil-findings-worthy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/making-balochistans-gas-oil-findings-worthy/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:55:28 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27903 Balochistan has the country’s extensive oil and gas reserves. According to an estimate, out of the Pakistan’s estimated 25.1 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of proven gas reserves, 19 trillion are located in Balochistan. According to another estimate, out of the country’s proven oil reserves of 300 million barrels, largely are located in the province. Strategically …

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LPG is no more a poor man’s fuel http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/lpg-is-no-more-a-poor-mans-fuel/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/lpg-is-no-more-a-poor-mans-fuel/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:54:34 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27895 There is a prevalent assumption these days that once titled as a poor man’s fuel, Liquefied Petroleum Gas which is used by around nine million LPG consumers throughout the country, is no more a poor man’s fuel since even the poor stratum of the society cannot afford it anymore with the prices surging every now …

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Turning loans into prosperity? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/turning-loans-into-prosperity/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/turning-loans-into-prosperity/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:53:21 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27922 Yes, you read it right with a big question mark from Pakistan’s perspective. Recently global lending institution International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rang bell that world economies are on borrowing spree, globe’s current debt pile of $164 trillion is bigger than at the height of the financial crisis a decade ago. Pakistan is facing economic …

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Cabinet reshuffle for better or worse? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/cabinet-reshuffle-for-better-or-worse/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/cabinet-reshuffle-for-better-or-worse/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:52:44 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27966 In the aftermath of growing criticism, Prime Minister, Imran Khan has found some scapegoats and reshuffled his cabinet. The induction of minister previously associated with rival political parties has attracted criticism as well discontent among PTI lovers. Selection of ex-ministers of rival political parties raises two perceptions: 1) PTI suffers from dearth of competent people …

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Fine-tune the consumers’ protection policy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/fine-tune-the-consumers-protection-policy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/fine-tune-the-consumers-protection-policy/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:51:38 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27906 Unfortunately, there is a widespread violation of consumer rights in Pakistan. The area of consumer protection has remained neglected in the country. It is pathetic that majority of consumers are unaware of their rights, hence they are vulnerable to exploitation by producers. A consumer has misleading information and because of the ignorance of his rights …

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