Dramatic redesign of Pakistan’s economic policies required to accelerate growth over 25 years

Pakistan’s economy is a major subject getting talkability amongst experts along with the general audience. Netizens, journalists alongside the youth are raising...

Are our economic managers flying blind?

The Dismal Science is also an inexact science, yes. But our horrible statistics departments have made it look like astrology

Govt preparing long-term LPG policy, petroleum levy set at Rs 5.5b for 2020-21

ISLAMABAD: The government is preparing a long-term Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) policy aimed at increasing the commodity production, stabilising its price and...

Not running away, says KIA Pakistan’s CEO, despite serious challenges

KARACHI: KIA Lucky Motors (KLM) CEO Asif Rizvi admits Pakistan is facing ‘very difficult times’ but at the same time he cited...

SBP raises interest rate by 100bps to 13.25pc

--SBP governor says decision taken keeping in view upside inflationary pressures from exchange rate depreciation KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan...

SBP calls for deep-rooted structural reforms to ensure economic stability

--'Govt's policy measures affected the performance of industrial sector and dampened manufacturing activities in FY19' While Pakistan’s economy moved along the stabilization phase led...

China to relax residency curbs, support employment

BEIJING: China will relax residency curbs in smaller cities and support employment in rural areas and at small firms, the country’s human resources ministry...

SCCI backs traders’ call for strike against ‘unfair taxation’

PESHAWAR: The Executive Committee of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has announced complete support to the traders’ strike against the...

IMF approves $6bn package for Pakistan

–IMF will review Pakistan’s performance quarterly over 39 months, phasing release of the additional aid over time –Spokesperson says Fund has released $1bn...

Budget 2019-20: Salaried class to pay more taxes under PTI govt

Tax reliefs for salaried class introduced by the PML-N government have been withdrawn by the PTI led government in the latest budget.

Cabinet approves Rs100bn youth loan programme

Briefing the media about cabinet decisions here, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said the cabinet held a thorough discussion on education policy and the new Rs100 billion youth loan programme.

Rupee continues to tumble, down 3.1 per cent

It is speculated that the rupee will continue to fall and is expected to be valued at around Rs180 by December 2020 against the US dollar.

Rupee down by another Rs4.6 against dollar in interbank market, hits Rs147

Ibrahim Moosa for Mettis Global told Profit, "The Pakistani rupee is expected to depreciate against the US dollar further and the market expectation is at around Rs147-148."

Hafeez Shaikh reviews NSW plans, suggests swift implementation

Pakistan is required, under WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, to establish NSW by 2022.

U.S., China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war: sources

Lower-level officials held a round of talks in Washington on Tuesday and Wednesday. They will be joined on Thursday by the top level negotiators, led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.