Investment – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:33:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Investment in education and health necessary for human capital development http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/investment-in-education-and-health-necessary-for-human-capital-development/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/investment-in-education-and-health-necessary-for-human-capital-development/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:58:50 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22395 With the contribution of human capital in total wealth growing globally, the creation of a skilled labor force that is more productive and better able to adopt and adapt to new technologies is at the core of a long-term growth path for Pakistan. To this end, improvements in education and learning need to go hand …

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Dividends of state investment in education and health http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/dividends-of-state-investment-in-education-and-health/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/dividends-of-state-investment-in-education-and-health/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:57:32 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22419 Education is critical to the social and economic development and has a profound impact on population health. Education and health projects in the public sector are considered to be the biggest initiatives any government can undertake. Undoubtedly spending on these two sectors is a measure of social and economic value in a developed world. Pakistan’s …

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Can state bank of Pakistan contain erosion in profitability of banks? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/can-state-bank-of-pakistan-contain-erosion-in-profitability-of-banks/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/can-state-bank-of-pakistan-contain-erosion-in-profitability-of-banks/#respond Sun, 04 Nov 2018 19:53:51 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22096 Commercial banks are the core providers of liquidity to the private sector and the biggest investors in government securities (Treasury Bills, Pakistan Investment Bonds and Sovereign Sukuk). These are also the biggest investors in the shares of public limited companies (through investment portfolio and fully owned asset management companies). For considerably long time experts have …

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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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NEW GOVT- FOCUS – Investment and financing in Pakistan (facts & Figures) http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/new-govt-focus-investment-and-financing-in-pakistan-facts-figures/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/new-govt-focus-investment-and-financing-in-pakistan-facts-figures/#respond Sun, 04 Nov 2018 19:46:07 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21985 Foreign direct investment (FDI) overview in Pakistan ($ Million) Country 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Jul-Sep 2019 Sector Wise FDI Oil & Gas 629.4 559.6 502 300.5 248.9 146 192.5 35.4 Financial Business -84.9 26.8 71.4 282.2 1,159.20 700 400.3 50.1 Textiles 64.4 314.2 192.8 256.4 289 296.1 49.7 4.7 Trade 72.1 47.7 …

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Davos in the desert: businesses are right to put principles before profit and pull out of Saudi investment conference http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/29/davos-in-the-desert-businesses-are-right-to-put-principles-before-profit-and-pull-out-of-saudi-investment-conference/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/29/davos-in-the-desert-businesses-are-right-to-put-principles-before-profit-and-pull-out-of-saudi-investment-conference/#respond Sun, 28 Oct 2018 19:04:46 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21972 Siemens chief, Joe Kaeser has pulled out of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, dubbed “Davos in the Desert”, amid outrage at the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking on CNN, he said: “We are the ones who need to fix the issues … We are the ones who have the responsibility to …

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What more industrial zone can do for Pakistan’s economy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/22/what-more-industrial-zone-can-do-for-pakistans-economy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/22/what-more-industrial-zone-can-do-for-pakistans-economy/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 19:56:06 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21704 Pakistan has a huge advantage of its geographical location yet it could not avail the full advantage of its resources. Low foreign direct investment, the high cost of doing business, poor infrastructure, and political instability have impeded the economic growth of Pakistan. In these circumstances, the establishment of special industrial zones is a must to …

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Key role of multinational companies in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/15/key-role-of-multinational-companies-in-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/15/key-role-of-multinational-companies-in-pakistan/#respond Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:56:03 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21485 Like other developing countries, foreign investment in Pakistan is widely considered an important vehicle for its economic growth. Pakistan provides numerous opportunities with attractive returns for multinational companies (MNCs); fully protects foreign investment under the law and has also signed double taxation treaties with various countries to give benefits to foreign investors. The legal framework …

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Removal of constraints will rope in FDI from MNCs http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/15/removal-of-constraints-will-rope-in-fdi-from-mncs/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/15/removal-of-constraints-will-rope-in-fdi-from-mncs/#respond Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:55:05 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21445 Most countries have liberalized their policies to attract investments from foreign multinational corporations (MNCs). On the expectation that foreign MNCs will raise employment, exports, or tax revenue, or that some of the knowledge brought by the foreign companies may spill over to the host country’s domestic firms, governments across the world have lowered various entry …

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Image amelioration for the best investment offer http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/15/image-amelioration-for-the-best-investment-offer/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/15/image-amelioration-for-the-best-investment-offer/#respond Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:52:22 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21482 Perception is stronger than reality. Pakistan has been presented as an extremely insecure country in the Western media for a while. Even in Hollywood movies, terrorists during interrogation by the law enforcement agencies are asked whether they got training in Pakistan. It is about time that the true image of Pakistan was presented. Optimism for …

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