Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:13:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 A World of Waste http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/23/a-world-of-waste/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/23/a-world-of-waste/#respond Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:13:05 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=30889 The world generates nearly two billion tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) each year, enough to fit into 822,000 Olympic sized swimming pools. MSW comes includes trash from companies, buildings, houses, yards, and small businesses. The United States overall produced the most municipal solid waste of any country in the World Bank’s database. Overall, the U.S. …

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Microsoft Is Up in the Clouds http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/23/microsoft-is-up-in-the-clouds/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/23/microsoft-is-up-in-the-clouds/#respond Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:10:09 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=30888 Microsoft reported strong results for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2019, beating analyst expectations across the board. Revenue was up 12 percent to $33.7 billion and net income jumped 49 percent to $13.2 billion, as the company continues to capitalize on its very successful cloud business. Commercial cloud revenue reached $11.0 billion for the three months …

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Which Countries Have Been to the Moon? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/23/which-countries-have-been-to-the-moon/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/23/which-countries-have-been-to-the-moon/#respond Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:06:55 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=30887 Only seven nations (or political unions) have been to or orbited the moon so far as part of a successful or semi-successful mission – and the runner-up doesn’t even exist anymore. This is the tally of moon missions long after the first race for space that saw the U.S. and the USSR square off in the 1950s, …

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Families are Crossing Southern U.S. Border in Record Numbers http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/23/families-are-crossing-southern-u-s-border-in-record-numbers/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/23/families-are-crossing-southern-u-s-border-in-record-numbers/#respond Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:04:21 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=30886 Undocumented immigrants travelling in family units have been crossing the Southern U.S. border in record numbers, as inferred to by arrest counts from Customs and Border Protection. In May 2019, more than 84,000 people were apprehended while trying to cross the border with their families, exceeding the number of other apprehended people by 36,000. The number of families …

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Climate Fight Now in Courts Across the World http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/23/climate-fight-now-in-courts-across-the-world/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/23/climate-fight-now-in-courts-across-the-world/#respond Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:00:31 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=30885 One thousand and twenty-three lawsuits dealing with climate change were filed in the U.S. court system between May 2018 and May 2019, according to the Grantham Institute. There were about 205 times less climate change cases in Germany, which saw only five climate cases over that same time frame. Out of all the global climate change …

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Staling Food Grains: Warehouse receipt financing remains a far cry in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/22/staling-food-grains-warehouse-receipt-financing-remains-a-far-cry-in-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/22/staling-food-grains-warehouse-receipt-financing-remains-a-far-cry-in-pakistan/#respond Sun, 21 Jul 2019 20:01:58 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=30805 Pakistan is among the top producers of cotton, sugarcane and food grains, i.e. wheat, rice and maize. However, significantly large quantities of food grains stale before reaching the market. This on one hand deprives growers of their rightful return and on the other hand does not allow the country to earn foreign exchange from export …

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Short, medium and long term solutions for power sector http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/22/short-medium-and-long-term-solutions-for-power-sector/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/22/short-medium-and-long-term-solutions-for-power-sector/#respond Sun, 21 Jul 2019 20:00:31 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=30762 Pakistan’s extremely blessed to have abundance of coal, natural gas and water resources and all these could very well be the main fuels at different points of time, now and in future. But, it is also true that Pakistan has been faced with power crises and its multiplier effect on the economy for decades. There …

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Food insecurity: a real threat to Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/22/food-insecurity-a-real-threat-to-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/22/food-insecurity-a-real-threat-to-pakistan/#respond Sun, 21 Jul 2019 19:59:46 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=30839 Our actions are our future So called agriculture country in food crisis, why? Pakistan is essentially an agricultural country given the percentage of agricultural products it exports and the people employed in this sector. Pakistan has rich and vast natural resource base, covering various ecological and climatic zones. About 27 percent of Pakistan’s total land …

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Clean water insufficiency, where do we stand http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/22/clean-water-insufficiency-where-do-we-stand/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/22/clean-water-insufficiency-where-do-we-stand/#respond Sun, 21 Jul 2019 19:58:28 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=30816 Potable water is scarce across Pakistan. One comes across the news from almost all major cities and even small towns and villages at times such as Toba Tek Singh, Landi Kotal, Badin, Layyah, Sargodha, Lahore, Sahiwal, Nawabshah, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Kachha area of Johi taluka, Sialkot, Peshawar, Multan, Gujrat, Cholistan, Bahawalpur, Haripur, Tharparkar, Lower Dir, Mansehra, …

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Inducting the private sector in ship owning http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/22/inducting-the-private-sector-in-ship-owning/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/07/22/inducting-the-private-sector-in-ship-owning/#respond Sun, 21 Jul 2019 19:57:07 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=30747 The respective governments in Pakistan have been making efforts for the revival of the shipping industry since the early 1990s. A number of policy and taxation incentives have been offered from time to time, however, these efforts have remained unsuccessful for a number of reasons. The primary reasons for the failure to attract the private …

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