Economic – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:49:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Women’s economic empowerment prerequisite http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/18/womens-economic-empowerment-prerequisite/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/18/womens-economic-empowerment-prerequisite/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 19:53:58 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26725 “We make our own destinies,” Shamim Akhtar, Pakistan’s first commercial truck driver said. “If I had sat at home, I would have had no future. I worked hard to get this far,” she added. “You just need courage and confidence to remove barriers and hurdles from your way to prove yourself,” she said, adding that …

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Affordable housing http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/11/affordable-housing/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/11/affordable-housing/#respond Sun, 10 Mar 2019 20:00:00 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26426 Pakistan has been experiencing rapid population growth together with rising levels of urbanization for a long time. The rising importance of urban areas is impacting not only population but also on the economic growth. In the process of urbanization, the issue of housing of population and shortages were evident as early as in late 1990s, …

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7 surprising and outrageous stats about gender inequality http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/11/7-surprising-and-outrageous-stats-about-gender-inequality/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/11/7-surprising-and-outrageous-stats-about-gender-inequality/#respond Sun, 10 Mar 2019 19:04:27 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26532 Around the world, the achievements of women are being celebrated on International Women’s Day, which began back in 1911. But the day also highlights the work that remains to be done in order to achieve gender parity. The theme for this year is #BalanceforBetter – encapsulating the idea that a gender-balanced world benefits everyone, economically and socially. And …

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Is Theresa May’s £1.6 billion fund for English towns enough to rebalance Britain’s skewed economy? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/11/is-theresa-mays-1-6-billion-fund-for-english-towns-enough-to-rebalance-britains-skewed-economy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/11/is-theresa-mays-1-6-billion-fund-for-english-towns-enough-to-rebalance-britains-skewed-economy/#respond Sun, 10 Mar 2019 19:03:38 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26527 English towns with struggling economies will receive £1.6 billion of funding over six years. The UK government announced the creation of the “stronger towns fund” – the lion’s share of which will be distributed to towns in Northern England and the Midlands. Critics have focused on the fund’s assumed purpose as a “bribe” to gain …

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Pakistan sugar industry: a sweet-bitter saga http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/pakistan-sugar-industry-a-sweet-bitter-saga/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/pakistan-sugar-industry-a-sweet-bitter-saga/#respond Sun, 03 Mar 2019 20:02:13 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26150 Pakistan’s sustainable economic growth begins with a strong agricultural base since it is an agrarian economy. The agriculture sector contributes around 21% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employing more than 40% of the labor force. It provides food to the rapidly growing population and fiber to the industry. Besides, the sector is also a source of foreign exchange earnings. …

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Flag protection an economic opportunity http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/flag-protection-an-economic-opportunity/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/flag-protection-an-economic-opportunity/#respond Sun, 03 Mar 2019 19:55:04 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26209 Any country, when drafting its maritime policies, is faced with a dilemma that is similar in nature to most other economic matters. These countries have to choose between a protectionist stance and adopt flag protection policies or opt for openness and inclusivity allowing all individuals who choose to enter the market, the opportunity to indulge …

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New financing system can improve women economic status http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/new-financing-system-can-improve-women-economic-status/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/new-financing-system-can-improve-women-economic-status/#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:50:43 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25935 Present government should create conditions leading to the economic empowerment of women in Pakistan. They should be provided opportunities to play their role at all levels and in all types of development activities. They must have the opportunity and be provided with an environment to develop their talents. Rural women should get the possibility to …

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How young people are turning the tide against corruption http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/how-young-people-are-turning-the-tide-against-corruption/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/how-young-people-are-turning-the-tide-against-corruption/#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:04:41 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26004 A deluge of corruption-related news and scandals has recently rocked the world. The President of Guatemala has expelled a key United Nations anti-corruption body from the country. Romania’s anti-corruption chief has stepped down just as the country is taking over the Presidency of the EU. Japan’s Olympic Chief is facing allegations of bribery over Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 games, …

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Economic conditions unsettled; SEZs should be made part of the overall growth strategy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/economic-conditions-unsettled-sezs-should-be-made-part-of-the-overall-growth-strategy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/economic-conditions-unsettled-sezs-should-be-made-part-of-the-overall-growth-strategy/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:48:55 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25403 Interview with Engineer Daroo Khan Achakzai — President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) PAGE: What are your views about the current state of the economy of Pakistan? Engineer Daroo Khan Achakzai: The economy appears to be on shaky ground over halfway through the current fiscal year, which ends in July. In …

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EU membership has many benefits, but economic growth is not one of them – new findings http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/2eu-membership-has-many-benefits-but-economic-growth-is-not-one-of-them-new-findings/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/2eu-membership-has-many-benefits-but-economic-growth-is-not-one-of-them-new-findings/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:02:16 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25512 From Winston Churchill in the 1940s to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in our era, peace and prosperity have always been put forward as the two main goals of European integration. The EU founding fathers saw the European project as a way of taming nationalist passions by serving mutual commercial interests: a common political and …

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