Trade – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:10:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Fortunes of the economy in exports and investment http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/fortunes-of-the-economy-in-exports-and-investment/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/fortunes-of-the-economy-in-exports-and-investment/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:58:25 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25417 Dwindling exports from Pakistan have been causing the jitters over preceding decade or so. Substantial trade deficit leading to the unprecedented current account deficit calls for immediate steps to rein in the conundrums. Countless efforts have been made by the successive governments to promote industrialization, at least through speeches and probably on paper, to say …

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Does Gwadar pose a trade challenge to Omani port of Salalah? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/does-gwadar-pose-a-trade-challenge-to-omani-port-of-salalah/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/does-gwadar-pose-a-trade-challenge-to-omani-port-of-salalah/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:53:56 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25401 Oman is Pakistan’s fifth neighbor that shares maritime boundaries with Pakistan. The two countries enjoy close and cordial relations. Both the countries agreed to further enhance cooperation and expand relations in diverse areas, including economic, trade, investments, education and defense. Pakistan and Oman are bound by a common history, shared values, faith, traditions and commonality …

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Dwindling trade balance with china on FTA impasse http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/dwindling-trade-balance-with-china-on-fta-impasse/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/dwindling-trade-balance-with-china-on-fta-impasse/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:51:10 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25412 Under the first phase of FTA, Pakistan’s trade balance with China had worsened, and it had registered $12 billion mark in financial year 2016-17. Last year, the talks on second phase of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) could not reach a breakthrough between two countries. During the 9th round of talks, the two countries agreed for …

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Trade, industry & revitalising exports (Facts & Figures) http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/trade-industry-revitalising-exports-facts-figures/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/trade-industry-revitalising-exports-facts-figures/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:46:03 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25281 Pakistan Trades (Million US $) Period Exports (BOP) Growth Rate Imports (BOP) Growth Rate Balance of Trade Value Cumulative Value Cumulative a b Monthly Period to Period c d Monthly Period to Period a-c b-d Jul-13 2,194 2,194 10.0 8.6 3,458 3,458 4.3 0.4 -1,264 -1,264 Aug-13 2,009 4,203 -8.4 3.8 3,468 6,926 0.3 3.7 …

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Pakistan’s overall exports post a rise of 16.98pc in Dec-2018 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/pakistans-overall-exports-post-a-rise-of-16-98pc-in-dec-2018/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/pakistans-overall-exports-post-a-rise-of-16-98pc-in-dec-2018/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:44:54 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25425 Textile industry gritty to double the exports in next 5 years Researchers find that the developing countries are rapidly growing their shares of manufactured trade, not just in labour-intensive products, but also in capital and skill-intensive ones; their shares are growing chiefly and rapidly in the high-technology area. However, manufactured exports remain highly concentrated 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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Investment in human capital long-term growth path for Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/investment-in-human-capital-long-term-growth-path-for-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/investment-in-human-capital-long-term-growth-path-for-pakistan/#respond Sun, 03 Feb 2019 19:51:58 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25180 Human capital development inevitable for manpower export and remittances 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, …

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EU-Japan trade deal comes into force to create world’s biggest trade zone http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/eu-japan-trade-deal-comes-into-force-to-create-worlds-biggest-trade-zone/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/eu-japan-trade-deal-comes-into-force-to-create-worlds-biggest-trade-zone/#respond Sun, 03 Feb 2019 19:01:09 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25247 Two new landmark agreements between the EU and Japan come into effect on February 1, 2019: the Economic Partnership Agreement and the Strategic Partnership Agreement. The economic agreement is the largest bilateral trade deal ever made by the EU in terms of market size and will be the largest zone of free trade created in …

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The world’s e-waste is a huge problem. It’s also a golden opportunity http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/the-worlds-e-waste-is-a-huge-problem-its-also-a-golden-opportunity/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/the-worlds-e-waste-is-a-huge-problem-its-also-a-golden-opportunity/#respond Sun, 27 Jan 2019 19:03:07 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25025 Humankind’s insatiable demand for electronic devices is creating the world’s fastest-growing waste stream. Some forms are growing exponentially. The United Nations calls it a tsunami of e-waste. While more electronic devices are part of the problem, they also can be a big part of the solution. A more digital and connected world will help us accelerate …

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U.S.-China Trade Deficit Keeps Growing Despite Tariffs http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/15/u-s-china-trade-deficit-keeps-growing-despite-tariffs/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/15/u-s-china-trade-deficit-keeps-growing-despite-tariffs/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:44:49 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24555 Despite the Trump administration’s efforts to curb the Chinese trade surplus with the U.S. by imposing tariffs on Chinese goods, trade between the two countries became even more lopsided in 2018. According to Chinese government data released today, the Chinese surplus grew by another 17 percent in the previous year. In total, the value of goods bought by Americans …

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