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The year between hype and hope!

The year between hype and hope!

The year 2018 was a unique year in the history of Pakistan as it witnessed a new political party coming into power which, since 1988, was being shared predominantly between two political parties including an 8-year period of General Pervez …

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Pakistan capital market outlook

Pakistan capital market outlook

Pakistan capital market is likely to remain volatile and reactive to the news flows. Exchange rate parity will be the key driver, any bout of currency depreciation, either under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program or otherwise, may result in …

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Next five-year plan for economic growth

Next five-year plan for economic growth

Economists have predicted that the Pakistan’s economic growth in the present fiscal year is expected to hit a 9-year low, dipping to approximately 2.9 percent, adding that looming balance of payment shortage, cut in development expenditures, monetary tightening and depreciation in the local currency …

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IMF Bailout package… cure or curse?

IMF Bailout package… cure or curse?

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Harald Finger visited Islamabad from November 7-20, 2018 to initiate discussions on a financial arrangement with the IMF requested by the Pakistani authorities to support their economic reform program. Discussions will continue …

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Ever looming balance of payment crisis in Pakistan

Ever looming balance of payment crisis in Pakistan

Faced with an immediate balance of payment (BoP) crisis, the incumbent government headed by Imran Khan is working on a multi-pronged strategy, simultaneously approaching both friendly countries and International Monetary Fund (IMF) for BoP support. While initially sparking a wave …

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