Trade – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:05:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 U.S. – China Trade Tariffs Are Reaching Their Limit http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/24/u-s-china-trade-tariffs-are-reaching-their-limit/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/24/u-s-china-trade-tariffs-are-reaching-their-limit/#respond Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:07:45 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20834 The U.S. announced the latest round of trade tariffs to be imposed on imports from China on Monday, with the affected goods valued at around $200 billion per year. The tariffs will come into force on September 24 while a Chinese retaliation of $60 billion worth of tariffs has also been threatened. Should this threat be carried …

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Non tariff barriers in trade for protectionism http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/24/non-tariff-barriers-in-trade-for-protectionism/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/24/non-tariff-barriers-in-trade-for-protectionism/#respond Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:53:12 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20727 Exports compose ample role in liberalized economies. But Pakistan export growth has performed unimpressively over the last years, following the similar global trade patterns. Pakistan succeeded World Trade Organization in 1995 after GATT (general agreement on tariff and trade) ends; but country has been bearing continues trade deficit by importing manufactured and secondary goods since …

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Inherited balance of trade deficit result of neglected Pakistan’s market http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/inherited-balance-of-trade-deficit-result-of-neglected-pakistans-market/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/inherited-balance-of-trade-deficit-result-of-neglected-pakistans-market/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:52:55 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20616 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government with many other challenges inherited a trade deficit. Government has to first accept challenges and identify the resources Pakistan has right now. As per 2017 trade export data, Pakistan managed to export textile articles, sets, worn clothing worth $3.96 billion (18%), cotton $3.50 billion (16%), articles of apparel, knit or crocheted …

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Pakistan is at a crossroads: 7pc economic growth has become mandatory http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/10/pakistan-is-at-a-crossroads-7pc-economic-growth-has-become-mandatory/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/10/pakistan-is-at-a-crossroads-7pc-economic-growth-has-become-mandatory/#respond Sun, 09 Sep 2018 20:04:29 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20282 Having undergone a whopping trade deficit of over $38 billion and spooky current account deficit of $18 billion, Pakistan must take outright measures to curtail import to the maximum failing to which the economic woes could cripple every sector of the economy of Pakistan. Drastic steps might lead Pakistan to over 7 percent economic growth …

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Breaking international trade rules can sometimes be a good idea. Here’s why http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/08/27/breaking-international-trade-rules-can-sometimes-be-a-good-idea-heres-why/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/08/27/breaking-international-trade-rules-can-sometimes-be-a-good-idea-heres-why/#respond Mon, 27 Aug 2018 07:28:36 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=19439 This article is part of the World Economic Forum’s Geostrategy platform Of all the changes in US policy brought about by the Trump administration, none has been as shocking as that in trade. The administration is suspicious of, and at times appears willing to abandon, the multilateral system of trading rules that was both created and …

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No deal? Seven reasons why a WTO-only Brexit would be bad for Britain http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/08/27/no-deal-seven-reasons-why-a-wto-only-brexit-would-be-bad-for-britain/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/08/27/no-deal-seven-reasons-why-a-wto-only-brexit-would-be-bad-for-britain/#respond Mon, 27 Aug 2018 07:05:52 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=19433 If Britain leaves the European Union with no deal in place to govern trade with its biggest partner, it will fall back on World Trade Organisation rules. The same set of rules would apply to EU countries and non-EU trade partners. This is why the UK government has published a series of “technical notices” detailing …

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The race is on to secure the world’s biggest trading bloc – and China is leading the way http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/08/27/the-race-is-on-to-secure-the-worlds-biggest-trading-bloc-and-china-is-leading-the-way/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/08/27/the-race-is-on-to-secure-the-worlds-biggest-trading-bloc-and-china-is-leading-the-way/#respond Mon, 27 Aug 2018 06:52:34 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=19428 This article is part of the World Economic Forum’s Geostrategy platform The theme of trade wars appears to have firmly taken centre-stage across the globe – from impacting international trade flows to sending shivers across international financial markets. Emerging market currencies as well as developed markets are starting to closely follow the vagaries of protectionism. And …

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Tough challenges to improve system of economic trade http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/08/20/tough-challenges-to-improve-system-of-economic-trade/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/08/20/tough-challenges-to-improve-system-of-economic-trade/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:44:00 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=19348 Trade is an important tool to boost the economic progress of any country. Researchers revealed that Pakistan facing tough challenges to foreign trade across its eastern, western and north-western borders. They urged that the poor relations with neighboring country India, war and political unrest in Afghanistan, lack of development of transportation country’s infrastructure, and strife …

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Electricity import – an option worth no consideration http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/07/30/electricity-import-an-option-worth-no-consideration/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/07/30/electricity-import-an-option-worth-no-consideration/#respond Sun, 29 Jul 2018 19:59:28 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=18558 Out of 7.5 billion population of the entire world, around one billion people lack access to electricity across the world. There are huge energy crisis in some emerging economies such as India where denizens suffer up to 12 hours of load-shedding every day in some parts of the country. Pakistan is no exception in terms …

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Boom in economic activities through Gwadar deep-sea port http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/07/16/boom-in-economic-activities-through-gwadar-deep-sea-port/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/07/16/boom-in-economic-activities-through-gwadar-deep-sea-port/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:37:55 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=18133 It is dichotomous to compare Chabahar port of Iran with Gwadar deep-sea port of Pakistan. Iran, India, Afghanistan as well as Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan would primarily benefit from Chabahar port, located on the Makran coast of Sistan and Balochistan province, if it gets going provided that the recent development particularly the sanctions imposed by the …

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