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Virus crisis strengthens Italy premier Conte, for now

Virus crisis strengthens Italy premier Conte, for now

ARTICLE: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's handling of the coronavirus crisis has allowed him to shed his reputation as a weak-willed puppet of other parties...

A case for cultural appreciation

A case for cultural appreciation

ARTICLE: It's easy to shout out allegations on social media. Anyone and everyone can state their opinion repetitively, using buzz words to get more mileage....

No time for a raise

No time for a raise

ARTICLE: It is a tough budget to make this year. The FBR revenues have been stagnant for the last two years. Debt servicing has almost...

Pandemic exposes cracks in oil majors’ bet on plastic

Pandemic exposes cracks in oil majors’ bet on plastic

ARTICLE: The energy industry's bet that a petrochemicals boom would support decades of oil and gas sales growth is on shaky ground as an already...

Life support for Pakistan’s oil sector

Life support for Pakistan’s oil sector

ARTICLE: The large drop in business activity following the enforcement of strict lockdown and travel restrictions is threatening to push Pakistan into a recession. Poverty...

Budget 2020-21: Illicit trade in tobacco products – I

Budget 2020-21: Illicit trade in tobacco products – I

ARTICLE: This is the first part of a two-part series on how to counter illicit trade in tobacco products, recoup revenue losses and discourage smoking...

Partly Facetious: What’s hedging all about?

Partly Facetious: What’s hedging all about?

ARTICLE: "So what's the latest? Hedging is in or out.""It was out a few weeks ago when at approval stage, Pakistan State Oil (PSO) pointed...

Pandemic exposes cracks in oil majors’ bet on plastic

Pandemic exposes cracks in oil majors’ bet on plastic

ARTICLE: The energy industry's bet that a petrochemicals boom would support decades of oil and gas sales growth is on shaky ground as an already...

Life support for Pakistan’s oil sector

Life support for Pakistan’s oil sector

ARTICLE: The large drop in business activity following the enforcement of strict lockdown and travel restrictions is threatening to push Pakistan into a recession. Poverty...

Budget 2020-21: Illicit trade in tobacco products – I

Budget 2020-21: Illicit trade in tobacco products – I

ARTICLE: This is the first part of a two-part series on how to counter illicit trade in tobacco products, recoup revenue losses and discourage smoking...

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