Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:13:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.3 The Countries With The Most Foreign-Trained Doctors http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/the-countries-with-the-most-foreign-trained-doctors/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/the-countries-with-the-most-foreign-trained-doctors/#respond Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:10:18 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34645 The OECD has released the latest edition of its Health at a Glance report which compares a range of indicators about population health and the performance of the health system across its member states. One interesting aspect of healthcare it touched on is the extent to which western countries rely on foreign-trained doctors and nurses. Indeed, medical personnel who …

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87 Billion Parcels Were Shipped in 2018 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/87-billion-parcels-were-shipped-in-2018/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/87-billion-parcels-were-shipped-in-2018/#respond Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:10:02 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34646 Parcel shipping is a booming business. Especially e-commerce has had a big impact on shipping volumes and spend. In total, there were 87 billion parcels shipped worldwide in 2018, according to Pitney Bowes. This constitutes a 104 percent increase compared to 2014. The United States is the biggest market by parcel spend ($119 billion of $317 billion) but cedes …

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Where U.S. Troops Are Based In The Middle East http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/where-u-s-troops-are-based-in-the-middle-east/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/where-u-s-troops-are-based-in-the-middle-east/#respond Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:59:01 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34644 After the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria caused turmoil in the region, some units formerly stationed in Syria have moved to stay in Iraq. The country had formerly been the base of more than 5,000 U.S. troops, as our graphic shows. Other Middle Eastern countries host many more U.S. troops. The largest U.S. base …

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The Countries With the Biggest Military Budgets http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/the-countries-with-the-biggest-military-budgets/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/the-countries-with-the-biggest-military-budgets/#respond Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:58:35 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34643 According to the latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), global defense spending has grown to $1.8 trillion in 2018. The combined budget was the highest since 1988, according to the report. The U.S. spent almost $650 billion, 36 percent of the global total and 2.5 times as much as second-placed China, which increased …

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Trade War Takes its Toll on Chinese Commerce http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/trade-war-takes-its-toll-on-chinese-commerce/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/trade-war-takes-its-toll-on-chinese-commerce/#respond Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:52:58 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34642 Gloomy export numbers from China suggest that the world’s biggest trading nation has been hit by the global economic slowdown as well as the China-U.S. trade war. While annual Chinese exports rose by almost ten percent and imports increased by 16 percent in 2018, the last two months of the year already showed a clear downward trend. …

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Which Countries Use The Most Electricity? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/which-countries-use-the-most-electricity/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/12/which-countries-use-the-most-electricity/#respond Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:47:58 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34641 In 2017, global electricity consumption increased 2.5 percent to reahch 25,721 Twh. When it comes to consumption, China uses the most of any country at 25.9 percent, followed by the United States with 17.5 percent. On a per capita basis, the situation is different, however. According to the IEA Atlas of Energy, electricity consumption in Iceland was 54.4 …

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Improved education and health tie up human capital growth http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/improved-education-and-health-tie-up-human-capital-growth/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/improved-education-and-health-tie-up-human-capital-growth/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 20:03:04 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34510 The significance of human capital in the development and expansion of economy could not be emphasized further. Its status could be gauged in any economy by education and health indicators as their main parameters. Productivity could be boosted if healthy people are inducted in work force as they could work efficiently and effectively. Fundamental health …

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Educational inequality: the real cause of economic illness http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/educational-inequality-the-real-cause-of-economic-illness/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/educational-inequality-the-real-cause-of-economic-illness/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 20:02:47 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34525 Relating economics with education means highlighting economic issues relating to education, including the demand and supply for education, the financing and provision of education, and the comparative efficiency of various educational policies which impacts any economy. Economics is a framework that not only allocate resources but it also identify that a well-educated labor force is …

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China’s initiative to support Pakistani health, education, and training http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/chinas-initiative-to-support-pakistani-health-education-and-training/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/chinas-initiative-to-support-pakistani-health-education-and-training/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 20:01:01 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34592 March 22nd is World Water Day, which aims to emphasize the importance of fresh water for sustainable development. Water is also closely linked to global food security, which is about people’s physical and mental health. The 2010 rainy-season floods affected millions of people in Pakistan. In order to avoid the raging floods, they once evacuated …

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Hotel Mehran holds festival: eminent guests speak of good Pakistan ties http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/hotel-mehran-holds-festival-eminent-guests-speak-of-good-pakistan-ties/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/hotel-mehran-holds-festival-eminent-guests-speak-of-good-pakistan-ties/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 20:00:17 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34598 One of the top notch hotel in Karachi, ‘Hotel Mehran’ inaugurated a three day ‘Bar-Be-Que’ Festival. A Three day food festival was started on Friday evening November 01 till 03 November 2019 at the ‘Killay Restaurant’ of the hotel. During the festival, His Excellency Bakheet Ateeq Al-Romaithi, Counselor, Consulate of the United Arab Emirates was …

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