How Pakistan can avoid the “Dutch Disease”

Should the country soon find itself awash in hydrocarbon wealth, how it chooses to manage that surplus will be critical

Business begins at home

It is high time we shift our diplomatic focus to our own businessmen in order to achieve desired objectives of attracting foreign investors

200 million people and zero unicorns

A successful Pakistani Silicon Valley entrepreneur opens up about building the next great startup in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Basic Billionaires

How the wealthy elite in Pakistan remains unimaginative with their use of capital, and why that is holding the nation back

Under the wings of the great Jack Ma

Bykea Founder and Daraz Co-Founder Muneeb Maayr’s memoir of his time with Jack Ma – Founder and CEO AliBaba Group

Explainer: Pakistan’s twin deficits and how can they be contained?

A vicious cycle leads to these “twin deficits” which is an increase in consumption of imports, reduction in savings and an increase in foreign capital injection single-handedly deteriorates the current account balance

Daronomics and its aftershocks

A familiar mess that the PTI has inherited

Pakistan needs to get out of the comfort zone, end cycle of borrowing

Pakistan is stuck in a repeated cycle of borrowing to pay back money it already owes to other countries. The scary part - it seems like it has become too comfortable with it.

Finding cigar butts

Last week must have shaken the faint-hearted. KSE-100 Index declined by 4.4%, the Pakistan rupee depreciated to a record low of Rs131 (-5%)...

We have come a long way, the wrong way!

There was a time, not too long ago, when mankind exhibited a remarkable level of intelligence. It was a time when technology...

Rooting for the uprooted

If we look at today's tech driven world, there are thousands of very successful Sheikh Chillis around us. Sheikh Chilli was a dreamer not a loser!

What makes Pakistan plump for IMF time and time again?

Pakistan has been approaching International Monitoring Fund (IMF), intermittently, since 1988. The last programme was successfully completed during the period 2013-16. However,...

The state of housing finance in Pakistan

Housing is a fundamental need whose provision can ensure a minimum standard of welfare for a family unit. Indeed, it has been...

An annoying blend of oddities!

Commercial business activity, encompassing all economic and monetary pursuits, from delivering a newspaper to managing a multimillion rupee company in Pakistan, is...

The year in energy

The year 2017 was touted as one of development for the energy sector of Pakistan, with several energy projects progressing and also...

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