Pakistan’s precarious financial state: debt levels surge to unsustainable levels

Domestic debt has increased by more than 6 times between 2011 and 2023

“We’re tired of being resilient” — a portrait of Pakistan’s turmoil-hit industries

Market sentiments and the business community’s confidence is almost entirely shot. But how are they preparing for the worst?

The gloomy fate of our State Owned Enterprises

Liquidation, privatisation or maintaining status quo? Complex problems related to all three scenarios makes it difficult to find a workable solution

Interest rate hiked

The State Bank of Pakistan’s Monetary Policy Committee on Wednesday increased the benchmark interest rate 100 basis points, to 21 percent, in...

What does and does not determine the value of the rupee

What is the money in your name and your wallet really worth? One way of arriving at a number is calculating what...

No matter what Ishaq Dar says, your dollars are not his

Panic was high following Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar’s remarks in an interview where he said that the dollars held by commercial...

ConunDARum: With IMF review delayed, Pakistan gives into China’s demand

With no word on fresh in-flows, and rollovers in sight, where do Dar’s promises stand?

Too little, too late? SBP unveils anti-inflationary nuke

The SBP has hiked the policy rate by 625 bps in 2022, bringing it to a 24-year high to battle inflation and suppress imports - but is it too little, too late?

Closing the open accounts and gham hour: Pakistan’s widening CAD problem

It can be said with certainty that at least one person has been having sleepless nights at the State Bank of Pakistan...

Why are Pakistanis less productive than the Chinese and even the Indians? And how to fix it

In the year 2000, Pakistan’s labour productivity exceeded that of both China and India. A decade later, China had more than doubled...