Finance – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:53:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Brexit extension: how much will it actually cost the UK to leave the EU? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/brexit-extension-how-much-will-it-actually-cost-the-uk-to-leave-the-eu/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/brexit-extension-how-much-will-it-actually-cost-the-uk-to-leave-the-eu/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:05:17 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=28007 EU leaders have agreed a short extension to Brexit until October 31 at the latest, in order to give the British parliament time to agree a deal. This date avoids the UK still being a member when the next EU budget cycle starts – but what does it mean for the “divorce bill”, the money …

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Addressing the challenges in Islamic Finance education in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/01/addressing-the-challenges-in-islamic-finance-education-in-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/01/addressing-the-challenges-in-islamic-finance-education-in-pakistan/#respond Sun, 31 Mar 2019 20:02:34 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27156 The Islamic financial industry has witnessed a phenomenal growth in the past decade in terms of the number of Islamic financial institutions and their asset base which is a strong indicator of its steady demand at the grass-root level. In Pakistan, this demand is evident from the growth of full-fledged Islamic banks as well as …

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Innovative urban financing can make our cities stronger http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/01/innovative-urban-financing-can-make-our-cities-stronger/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/01/innovative-urban-financing-can-make-our-cities-stronger/#respond Sun, 31 Mar 2019 19:05:00 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27216 Cities are the defining form of human organization in the 21st century. In 1980, just 1.7 billion people lived in cities. By 2050, the world’s urban population will swell to 6.4 billion. By the end of this century, 80-90% of humanity is expected to be city dwellers. The vast majority of tomorrow’s urban growth will occur in …

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Personal Finance by the masses http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/personal-finance-by-the-masses/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/personal-finance-by-the-masses/#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:56:12 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25931 A youth in his late 20s, a banking professional, was not glad when asked about his investment. He disclosed that he invested certain amount in one asset management company with the aim that his money would compound. As per his statement, he paid certain amount around five months ago to a representative of an asset …

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Review of personal finance — Standard and Islamic http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/review-of-personal-finance-standard-and-islamic/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/review-of-personal-finance-standard-and-islamic/#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:53:27 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25966 “Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this.”― Dave Ramsey Finance is always of great importance, be it in a business or in one’s everyday life. As it is important …

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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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Lack of courage to make personal finance reliable and on scientific system http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/lack-of-courage-to-make-personal-finance-reliable-and-on-scientific-system/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/lack-of-courage-to-make-personal-finance-reliable-and-on-scientific-system/#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:48:31 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25947 Keep innovating is the only option of banking sector survival Interview with Mr Hamad Rasool Bhullar — a freelance consultant in Business and Financial Advisory PAGE: Tell me something about yourself and your organization, please: Hamad Rasool Bhullar: I am a freelance consultant in Business and Financial Advisory with special reference to ethical and Islamic financial …

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Personal Finance (Facts & Figures) http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/personal-finance-facts-figures/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/personal-finance-facts-figures/#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:46:33 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25799 Credit/Loans Classified By Borrowers In Pakistan (Million Rupees) Description Jul-18 Aug-18 Sep-18 Oct-18 Nov-18 Dec-18 1. Credit to Government Sector (A+B) 9,984,823 10,140,417 10,308,153 10,301,962 10,524,413 10,777,765 A. SBP Credit to Government Sector (Net) 3,691,562 4,693,098 5,116,461 6,317,977 6,658,908 4,850,737 B. Scheduled Banks Credit to Government Sector (Net) 6,293,260 5,447,320 5,191,692 3,983,986 3,865,506 5,927,028 2. …

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SME financing reaching milestone; an overview http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/sme-financing-reaching-milestone-an-overview/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/sme-financing-reaching-milestone-an-overview/#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:45:26 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25952 Many economic experts mention that the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector is contributing 30 percent towards Pakistan’s GDP, employ greater than 80 percent of non-agricultural workforce and generate 25 percent in export earnings. Thus, SME sector has huge potential for employment generation and poverty alleviation. However, unlike large enterprises in the formal sector, a …

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Growth of Islamic Financing, assets by Sept-2018 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/growth-of-islamic-financing-assets-by-sept-2018/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/growth-of-islamic-financing-assets-by-sept-2018/#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:44:39 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25950 The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) stated that the network of Islamic banking industry comprised of 21 Islamic banking institutions such as; 5 full-fledged Islamic banks (IBs) and 16 conventional banks having standalone Islamic banking branches (IBBs) by end September, 2018. SBP also recorded that the branch network of Islamic banking industry was posted at …

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