“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...