Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:56:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.4 Seriousness of construction industry’s growth in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/seriousness-of-construction-industrys-growth-in-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/seriousness-of-construction-industrys-growth-in-pakistan/#respond Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:10:08 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36911 Pakistan’s construction industry has always been of economic and social significance to the country. However, the share of construction industry in Pakistan’s economy is not as big as we see in other countries, whereas we see a lot of demand for new houses, apartments, and many other related structures in Pakistan. Present federal government has …

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Menace of inflation http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/menace-of-inflation/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/menace-of-inflation/#respond Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:05:05 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36916 There are growing fears that the rate of inflation for January 2020 would be the highest in last nine years in Pakistan. It would be much convenient for the economic managers to blame the extraneous factors for this hike. However, the results could cause serious issues in Pakistan-IMF relationship, as the Government of Pakistan may …

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Reforms and development of mortgage market key for real estate sector http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/reforms-and-development-of-mortgage-market-key-for-real-estate-sector/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/reforms-and-development-of-mortgage-market-key-for-real-estate-sector/#respond Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:00:25 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36871 While the property market might have seen downtimes since the last 2 to 3 years due to the unstable political and economic conditions of the country, this time real estate sector is expected to see a rise in investments in 2020. Pakistan’s real estate market has evolved into a vital source of economic growth in …

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Remembering the Quaid http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/remembering-the-quaid/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/remembering-the-quaid/#respond Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:55:48 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36933 “Think a hundred times before you take a decision, but once the decision is taken, stand by it as one man”, these were the words of the great man who carved out Pakistan from the map of the world. His commitment, integrity and discipline still form the foundation of our nation and its path towards …

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Demand for construction materials on the rise http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/demand-for-construction-materials-on-the-rise/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/demand-for-construction-materials-on-the-rise/#respond Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:50:42 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36877 Over $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is currently in the second phase of its development. Mega construction projects under CPEC are in execution stage. Cement and steel are building materials used in the construction sector. There are hopes for high growth of cement and steel industry after the implementation of infrastructure projects under the …

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Islamic banking and finance emerging in the Philippines http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/islamic-banking-and-finance-emerging-in-the-philippines/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/islamic-banking-and-finance-emerging-in-the-philippines/#respond Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:45:37 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36928 Islamic banking and finance will be a major contributing industry of Philippines in near future as it is a double-digit growing emerging phenomenon due to its sustainable and viable characteristics from last several years. The total volume of Islamic banking and finance has crossed $2.6 trillion globally. The growth of the Islamic banking and finance …

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Faith in the Murabaha http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/faith-in-the-murabaha/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/faith-in-the-murabaha/#respond Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:40:48 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36858 The comparison battle between Islamic banking products and conventional banking products are continuing from decades. And from last few years, it’s become a hot topic of concern for the people who are utilizing the services of the two. Consequently, for the popular Islamic financing product Murabaha, many people hold a doubt that it is not …

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Rapid development of building materials industry http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/rapid-development-of-building-materials-industry/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/rapid-development-of-building-materials-industry/#respond Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:35:20 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36883 The building material industry is an important material industry, including building materials, non-metal mines, and its products and inorganic non-metallic new materials. Under the historical background of vigorously developing traffic road construction and infrastructure, the development speed of the building materials industry has reached a new peak. The main market in the building materials industry …

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Brief review of steel and cement sector of Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/brief-review-of-steel-and-cement-sector-of-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/brief-review-of-steel-and-cement-sector-of-pakistan/#respond Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:30:15 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36870 Sales tax regime change for steel The government has changed the sales tax regime for long steel manufacturers from sales tax special procedure rules 2007 to sales tax-style FED. The regime change has no direct impact on long steel manufacturers. It holds mixed implications for the end consumer. For the retail base (approx. 60% of …

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The British legacy of oppression http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/the-british-legacy-of-oppression/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/the-british-legacy-of-oppression/#respond Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:25:02 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36931 As the race for Brexit is back and with it the debate that the United Kingdom is better off without Europe. France and Germany have propagated unification and co-operation instead of separation, but the British do not share their enthusiasm, with the view that Germans will and have been dominating the Eurozone. Behind the argument …

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