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Overseas employment

Overseas employment

The Government statistics showed that Pakistan is the 2nd largest manpower/labour exporting country of South Asia. Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BE&OE) has recorded greater than 11.11 million emigrants for employment abroad. Statistics also showed that during 2019, the …

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Global Stock Exchanges

World Stock Markets updates

Rally may stall for Taiwan stock market The Taiwan stock market has finished higher in back-to-back trading days, collecting nearly 100 points or 0.8 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now sits just above the 12,190-point plateau although …

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Stock Review

Stock Review

PSE registers 39%wow increase in average daily trading volume Supported by significant retail participation, indications of stability in the resumption of commercial activity post COVID-19, and better than expected consumer spending outlook, the KSE-100 index closed 3.3%WoW higher, continuing its …

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Intricacies of the national budget

Intricacies of the national budget

Whether budgetary conditionalities of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), directives of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), maneuvering of the statesmanship or commonalities of the common man, budget of the pandemic times is a very challenging proposition indeed. So very …

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Budgeting amid uncertainties and aspirations

Budgeting amid uncertainties and aspirations

The federal budget for 2020-21 is set in difficult circumstances with an exceptional degree of uncertainty generated by COVID-19. The economy was already reeling under the sharp slowdown brought on by the macroeconomic adjustment that began last July with accession …

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Budget 2020-21: a critical view

Budget 2020-21: a critical view

The budget proposals for 2020-2021, prepared by the Adviser on Finance and Revenue, Dr. Hafeez Shaikh — against the backdrop of potentially the biggest public health emergency and economic downturn in generations — and presented on the floor of the …

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