Economic – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:32:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Slavery is real and the West profits from it – Cambodia’s construction boom highlights how http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/slavery-is-real-and-the-west-profits-from-it-cambodias-construction-boom-highlights-how/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/slavery-is-real-and-the-west-profits-from-it-cambodias-construction-boom-highlights-how/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:04:26 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22490 Modern slavery is a prominent term of late. Thus far, efforts to deal with it have tended to focus on criminality and the explicit imprisonment of people involved. Yet tackling modern slavery in a meaningful sense isn’t merely a question of identifying culprits and freeing victims. To do so is merely to treat the symptoms …

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PSE closes in green after successful economic diplomacy engagement http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/pse-closes-in-green-after-successful-economic-diplomacy-engagement/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/pse-closes-in-green-after-successful-economic-diplomacy-engagement/#respond Sun, 04 Nov 2018 19:54:40 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22113 The benchmark index of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) posted 1.6%MoM gain during October 2018 and closed at nearly 41,650 points, after posting decline for two consecutive months. This reversal, though of a smaller magnitude can be attributed to the successful diplomacy of Prime Minister, Imran Khan in Saudi Arabia that resulted in Saudis approving US$6billion …

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For economic healing both local and foreign investors need to be encouraged http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/for-economic-healing-both-local-and-foreign-investors-need-to-be-encouraged/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/for-economic-healing-both-local-and-foreign-investors-need-to-be-encouraged/#respond Sun, 04 Nov 2018 19:49:36 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22087 Govt must hunt for transparent, friendly and consistent policies to lure investment Interview with Muhammad Abdul Aleem – CEO, Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry PAGE: Your views on investment in Pakistan: ABDUL ALEEM: Pakistan or for that matter any country, will not be able to attract investment just because it is facing serious economic …

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Pakistan in great need of financing, economic policy measures http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/pakistan-in-great-need-of-financing-economic-policy-measures/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/pakistan-in-great-need-of-financing-economic-policy-measures/#respond Sun, 04 Nov 2018 19:48:56 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22085 Interview with Dr Ayub Mehar — a renowned economist PAGE: Kindly tell something about yourself: DR AYUB MEHAR: Currently, I am working with the Asian Development Bank on Infrastructure Financing in CAREC member countries. I am serving as Professor in Iqra University Karachi and also an Economic Advisor of the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (the largest …

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Downing FDI: a focus of interest for economic boost http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/downing-fdi-a-focus-of-interest-for-economic-boost/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/downing-fdi-a-focus-of-interest-for-economic-boost/#respond Sun, 04 Nov 2018 19:44:11 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22104 World investment report 2018 released by UNCTAD revealed that the worldwide foreign direct investment (FDI) flows declined by 23 percent during 2017, to $1.43 trillion from a revised $1.87 trillion in 2016. The fall is in stark contrast to other macroeconomic variables, like GDP and trade, which saw substantial improvement during 2017. A fall in …

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We need to talk about integration after migration. Here are four ways we can improve it http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/29/we-need-to-talk-about-integration-after-migration-here-are-four-ways-we-can-improve-it/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/29/we-need-to-talk-about-integration-after-migration-here-are-four-ways-we-can-improve-it/#respond Sun, 28 Oct 2018 19:03:50 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21969 Integration is the delicate, critical transition of the migrant from outsider to insider – the process by which migrants become a part of their new community. Successful integration is hard to measure because it is multilayered, touching every part of the migrant experience, from education to housing, political participation and civic engagement. We might not …

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Mini budget: a growing economic fears among the poors http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/mini-budget-a-growing-economic-fears-among-the-poors/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/mini-budget-a-growing-economic-fears-among-the-poors/#respond Sun, 30 Sep 2018 19:50:39 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20971 The government made fiscal adjustments of Rs815 billion or 2.1 percent of the GDP for bringing down the budget deficit from forecasted 7.2 percent to 5.1 percent of the GDP by striking out development outlay and raising tax rates for higher income groups and making imported products more costly in the revised budgetary estimates for …

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Consumer confidence review http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/consumer-confidence-review/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/consumer-confidence-review/#respond Sun, 30 Sep 2018 19:44:48 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20978 Various researchers have explored both theoretical and empirical ways in which consumer sentiment could influence economic situation of any country. With regard to consumers, low predictions for the future may affect dissimilar kinds of spending in different manners. One would estimate, for example, spending on more expensive, durable products/items to be more sensitive to consumer …

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Sustainability is now mission critical for businesses. Here’s why http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/sustainability-is-now-mission-critical-for-businesses-heres-why/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/sustainability-is-now-mission-critical-for-businesses-heres-why/#respond Sun, 30 Sep 2018 19:05:52 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21020 “Can I afford to buy organic, go sustainable or shop Fair Trade?” We have all often stood in front of store shelves asking ourselves this question. Threats from climate change, growing inequality and poor working conditions, and other mounting pressures on people and planet tell us that we can’t afford not to. But with high …

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Construction industry urgently needs to get rid of bottlenecks http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/24/construction-industry-urgently-needs-to-get-rid-of-bottlenecks/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/24/construction-industry-urgently-needs-to-get-rid-of-bottlenecks/#respond Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:48:16 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20730 Real estate sector should borne less taxes Low cost housing a stimulus for socio-economic development Interview with Mr Ahmed Owais Thanvi — Managing Director, The Kings Group Builders & Developers PAGE: What are your views on the construction sector? Ahmed Owais Thanvi: The construction industry is playing an important role in the economic growth of …

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