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Soaring trade deficit remains a concern

Soaring trade deficit remains a concern

Pakistan’s trade deficit widened in just four months due to increasing imports of the country putting further pressure on the foreign exchange reserves. Trade deficit had recorded $12.1 billion during first four months (July to October) of the ongoing financial …

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Twin Deficits: Skeletons In The Closet

Twin Deficits Skeletons In The Closet

With the affairs of Ministry of Finance now an open secret, the cat is finally out of the bag. The fresh statistics have exposed the cosmetic touches done to the economy causing concerns about long-term sustainability of the external sector. …

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No Incentive For Small Savers

No Incentive For Small Savers

Experts have been consistently saying that Pakistan has one of the lowest savings rate, but the successive government have been failing in coming up with the policies that can encourage people to save. The prevailing conditions demand all the political …

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Current account deficit widens in Sep 2017

Current account deficit widens in Sep 2017

Since 2000, the worldwide economic situation has been characterized by large global imbalances, in mainly elevated surpluses in the rapidly industrializing Asian states (notably China) and in northern Europe (Germany), paired with a large deficit in US. As the International …

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Triple deficits paralyze policy vision

The current account deficit during the first eight months (July-Feb) of this fiscal 2016-17 has reached $5.47 billion compared to $2.48 billion in the same period of the previous fiscal year. Analysts say lackluster exports, rising imports and weakening remittances …

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