Demographic liability

It’s very difficult to educate hungry children

The volatility premium

Compensating for the risk of doing business in Pakistan

Changing how Pakistanis commute and think about commuting

This February marked a decade of Lahore’s BRT service. But what can we learn from the past to better our mass transit future?

Price Fixing

The government is obsessed with fixing prices, whether that be of the most basic staples, fuel, or medicine – it wants to...

The bad economics of cross-subsidising fuel

A bad idea that should be shelved, at least, for the time being

Does your portfolio suffer from home bias?

Investors’ resounding preference for their home markets remains one of the great puzzles of the investment world

It’s takes two to tango

Progressive Banking and Business Community

Provincialization of electricity distribution companies

Restructuring only way to achieve optimal efficiency

Flipping the script

Devolving political and economic powers to local level can treat what ails Pakistan’s fledgling economy

Secure your financial future – Retail Investing

How to secure your financial future is one of the most important questions on everyone’s mind. Many of us save some portion...

Defining Sethism

Besides the well-understood issues of capital constraints, budget deficits and lack of planning, the economy is chained by Sethism

Pakistan’s economy under Musharraf

Economic achievements in difficult circumstances during former president Pervez Musharraf‘s regime are dismissed outright because of abhorrence of the military rule, imposition...

Where there’s a way, there’s no will

The economy of Pakistan has been trapped in a boom-bust cycle for the last two decades, wherein the duration between boom and...

Not just birds and bees, also dollars and rupees

For women the concept of earning a steady income and eventually making smart investments for one’s personal self has never been a question worth addressing.

How depositors lose out on Islamic savings accounts

The increase in interest rates to almost all-time high levels, coupled with a super tax on bank profits, as well as an...