Investment – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Sat, 25 Jan 2020 17:35:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.4 Brief review of steel and cement sector of Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/brief-review-of-steel-and-cement-sector-of-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/20/brief-review-of-steel-and-cement-sector-of-pakistan/#respond Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:30:15 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36870 Sales tax regime change for steel The government has changed the sales tax regime for long steel manufacturers from sales tax special procedure rules 2007 to sales tax-style FED. The regime change has no direct impact on long steel manufacturers. It holds mixed implications for the end consumer. For the retail base (approx. 60% of …

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Rival of sick industrial units: Pakistan corporate restructuring company formed http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/13/rival-of-sick-industrial-units-pakistan-corporate-restructuring-company-formed/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/13/rival-of-sick-industrial-units-pakistan-corporate-restructuring-company-formed/#respond Sun, 12 Jan 2020 22:40:53 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36648 The Presidents and representatives of Habib Bank, National Bank of Pakistan, United Bank, MCB Bank, Allied Bank, Meezan Bank, Bank Al-Falah, Bank Al-Habib, Habib Metropolitan Bank and Faysal Bank have signed the shareholders’ agreement for the establishment of Pakistan Corporate Restructuring Company Limited (PCRCL). The agreement was signed at State Bank of Pakistan, Head Office. …

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Russia: an important force in the global gold market http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/06/russia-an-important-force-in-the-global-gold-market/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/06/russia-an-important-force-in-the-global-gold-market/#respond Sun, 05 Jan 2020 22:40:40 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36424 Russia is the world’s largest official buyer of gold and the third largest gold producer in the world. However, it has not fully reached its potential in the international investment market, and this situation may change. It will double gold production or become the second largest gold producer in the world. Russia’s interest in gold …

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Review of domestic and external debt of Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/06/review-of-domestic-and-external-debt-of-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/06/review-of-domestic-and-external-debt-of-pakistan/#respond Sun, 05 Jan 2020 21:55:21 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36410 International studies identified that economic growth and development is a main goal of most developing states; hence resources are mobilized from various sources counting external borrowing for investment into feasible projects for growth acceleration in any state. It is also identified that sustainable economic growth is a predominant concern for all states, particularly developing economies …

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First review of IMF extended fund facility: key to meet financial needs http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/first-review-of-imf-extended-fund-facility-key-to-meet-financial-needs/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/first-review-of-imf-extended-fund-facility-key-to-meet-financial-needs/#respond Sun, 29 Dec 2019 23:20:51 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36184 The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 19th December 2019 completed the first review of Pakistan’s economic performance under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). The completion of the review allowed Pakistan to draw SDR 328 million or US$ 452.4 million, taking total disbursements to SDR 1,044 million or US$ 1,440 million. The …

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No major development in PSX in 2019, but hopes for better progress ahead http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/no-major-development-in-psx-in-2019-but-hopes-for-better-progress-ahead/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/no-major-development-in-psx-in-2019-but-hopes-for-better-progress-ahead/#respond Sun, 29 Dec 2019 22:10:13 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36152 Interview with Muhammad Azam Yousufzai – a Capital Market Expert PAGE: Could you tell us about the performance of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in 2019? Muhammad Azam Yousufzai: CY 2019 was not lucky for PSX investors like other industries because of cut in GDP growth from 5.5 to 2.5 by the Government of Pakistan, Interest rates …

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Review of economic survey http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/review-of-economic-survey/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/review-of-economic-survey/#respond Sun, 29 Dec 2019 21:50:26 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36200 The Analysis of Economic Survey of Pakistan FY2019 analyzed that the macroeconomic stability is a fundamental pre-requisite for sustained economic growth. Pakistan’s economy has experienced frequent boom and bust cycles. Typically, each cycle comprised of 3-4 years of relatively higher growth followed by a macroeconomic crisis which necessitated the stabilization programs. The inability to attain …

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IT sector a key in new era of progress of Pakistan tourism http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/23/it-sector-a-key-in-new-era-of-progress-of-pakistan-tourism/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/23/it-sector-a-key-in-new-era-of-progress-of-pakistan-tourism/#respond Sun, 22 Dec 2019 23:25:43 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35866 Globally, the tourism industry generates nearly 10% of the world GDP, while in Pakistan its share is merely 2.7%. In many countries, this share is around 30% with almost similar opportunities for attracting tourists. Malaysia with its ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’ brand earns roughly $20 billion annually through tourism while Turkey earns $40 billion. India under …

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Standard of managing customer loyalty in a digital banking world http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/16/standard-of-managing-customer-loyalty-in-a-digital-banking-world/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/16/standard-of-managing-customer-loyalty-in-a-digital-banking-world/#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2019 23:55:24 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35563 Digital transformation has eroded traditional loyalty of the customers with banks. Customer loyalty has turned out to be a world of moving targets. Sentiment of the banking consumer is shifting regularly on the advent of fintech and digital innovations. So, for members of the banking industry, it is very hard to stay on top. The …

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Review of Policy draft 2019: A threat to Govt alternative and renewable energy targets http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/16/review-of-policy-draft-2019-a-threat-to-govt-alternative-and-renewable-energy-targets/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/16/review-of-policy-draft-2019-a-threat-to-govt-alternative-and-renewable-energy-targets/#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2019 23:05:43 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35684 The world’s energy-mix is changing rapidly to give priority to cleaner and renewable energy technologies to counter the looming threat of climate change. According to New Energy Outlook 2019 (NEO 2019) from the international research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), global power generation capacity will shift from its 57 percent fossil fuel base today, …

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