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GDP: More data would help

GDP: More data would help

The provisional GDP growth for FY20 is recorded at -0.38 percent. The SBP was expecting 3 percent growth (prior to COVID). The IMF forecast for...

Naya Pakistan Housing: The lies we tell

Naya Pakistan Housing: The lies we tell

There are lies we tell others, and then there are those lies that we tell ourselves hoping if we bury our heads in the sand...

Post-covid FDI outlook

Post-covid FDI outlook

The headlines still make believe that foreign direct investment (FDI) in Pakistan rose 127 percent in the ten months ending April 2020. Adjusted for low...

How are telcos doing?

How are telcos doing?

One of the few services sectors that are expected to weather the coronavirus times somewhat better is the telecommunications. So how exactly have Pakistani telecom...

Pakistan State Oil

Pakistan State Oil

The downstream oil and gas sector has been facing the challenge of falling consumption and sales much before COVID-19 started rearing its head. Part of...

Asian stocks adrift as vaccine rally falters

Asian stocks adrift as vaccine rally falters

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat. WASHINGTON:  Asian stocks struggled to extend the week’s rally on Wednesday and gold and bonds...

Agri-GDP: if wishes were ‘livestock’

Agri-GDP: if wishes were ‘livestock’

If financial years had a tombstone, FY20’s would read “here lies irony”. Provisional GDP figures for FY20 announced on Monday place GDP contraction at 0.38...

Cigarettes: FED cut on the cards?

Cigarettes: FED cut on the cards?

As the budget season approaches, this year there seems to be more than the usual dose of pro-tobacco news reports and advertisements being fed into...

Consumers feel the pinch

Consumers feel the pinch

Not since November 2014 have the consumers been lower on confidence. It has in fact been seven waves of the State Bank of Pakistan Consumer...

Construction demand up

Construction demand up

The construction industry has certainly been in a whirlwind. First came the Naya Pakistan Housing Plan (NPHP) with the promise of 5 million houses. Then...

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