Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:17:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Japanese consumers root for green vehicle technologies http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/18/japanese-consumers-root-for-green-vehicle-technologies/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/18/japanese-consumers-root-for-green-vehicle-technologies/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:22:48 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20654 When it comes to environmental awareness, it seems the Japanese consumer is far ahead of Japan’s domestic industry. While the country’s automakers just started to jump on the battery-powered electric vehicle bandwagon, eco-friendliness and low mileage are already the most requested car features according to a survey conducted by Dimsdrive among over 2,700 consumers in Japan. With the average …

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UK’s magazine market declines but news is growing http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/18/uks-magazine-market-declines-but-news-is-growing/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/18/uks-magazine-market-declines-but-news-is-growing/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:18:10 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20652 Print magazines in the UK have a hard time. Online competitors mostly attract readership with cheaper and faster content and have less fixed costs to maintain business and issue their content. As our chart shows, almost all magazine sectors surveyed by market researcher Marketforce had to face a decline in sales, magazines covering news could gain almost 4,6 …

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Rural UK residents value impact of immigration the least http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/18/rural-uk-residents-value-impact-of-immigration-the-least/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/18/rural-uk-residents-value-impact-of-immigration-the-least/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:14:11 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20650 Today sees the release of a new study conducted by ICM for British Future into attitudes in the UK to immigration. Among the wide range of insights garnered from the 3,667 respondents is an intriguing look at the difference in views held by those living in more populated areas such as large cities and those living in rural …

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A Robot May Take Your Job Sooner Than You Think http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/18/a-robot-may-take-your-job-sooner-than-you-think/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/18/a-robot-may-take-your-job-sooner-than-you-think/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:10:51 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20648 The World Economic Forum has just published its report “The Future of Jobs 2018” on the future of the world of work. According to the foundation, 52% of current job tasks will be performed by robots from 2025. The study was conducted in 20 countries around the world and from companies operating in 12 different …

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Need of a new roadmap for accelerating growth of Islamic banking http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/need-of-a-new-roadmap-for-accelerating-growth-of-islamic-banking/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/need-of-a-new-roadmap-for-accelerating-growth-of-islamic-banking/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:01:08 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20574 Islamic banking was re-launched in Pakistan with the commencement of operations by Meezan Bank, as a full service Islamic bank more than two decades ago. To avoid the fallout of making an attempt to shift to Shariah-compliant banking from Riba-based banking, the State Bank of Pakistan and other market participants agreed to let the conventional …

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Cryptocurrencies: The future of financial management http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/cryptocurrencies-the-future-of-financial-management/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/cryptocurrencies-the-future-of-financial-management/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:00:39 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20533 Every now and then a technological revolution comes in that provides almost every country in the world an equal playing field. No matter how big or small a country is, it always has the opportunity to leap ahead irrespective of national interests and global events. Of late, the unique opportunity available to every country is …

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An important step for the Islamic Financial Industry of Pakistan: Senate resolution 393 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/an-important-step-for-the-islamic-financial-industry-of-pakistan-senate-resolution-393/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/an-important-step-for-the-islamic-financial-industry-of-pakistan-senate-resolution-393/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:59:58 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20576 Over the past few years, Pakistan’s economy is facing a bad patch. Some of the economic parameters are at a still and majority of them are deteriorating. The government is unable to fulfil the needs of the population due to this sluggish growth and widening fiscal imbalance. The country’s current account deficit swelled by 43 …

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Five Million Houses Program: Could the Govt become guarantor for the mortgage payments? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/five-million-houses-program-could-the-govt-become-guarantor-for-the-mortgage-payments/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/five-million-houses-program-could-the-govt-become-guarantor-for-the-mortgage-payments/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:58:06 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20570 Owning a house is a distant dream of millions of Pakistanis, particularly in the urban areas. Way back in 1970s, the general populace heard and believed the slogan of owning a house which according to many could not materialize since there are millions in Pakistan even today who live a life of a vagabond. In …

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Crumbling economy and the juggling bailout options http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/crumbling-economy-and-the-juggling-bailout-options/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/crumbling-economy-and-the-juggling-bailout-options/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:57:11 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20609 New Finance Minister Asad Umar will come up with a strategic plan about fixing external-sector issues. Any delay in seeking a balance-of-payments support program by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) may tremble the confidence in the economy of Pakistan the rupee. Exercising other options to stable the balance of payments needs a long time to …

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Technology will be the game changer for financial inclusion in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/technology-will-be-the-game-changer-for-financial-inclusion-in-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/technology-will-be-the-game-changer-for-financial-inclusion-in-pakistan/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:56:31 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20535 With rising mobile phone adoption, maturing 3G/4G telecom services, rapidly growing mobile money solutions and innovative initiatives like QR codes and mobile wallets, the digital landscape of Pakistan is all set to change. Other recent innovations include MasterPass/Fone Pay and SimSim etc. The industry expects the number of merchants to increase to 100,000 from the …

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