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Dr Ashfaque H Khan
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
It is not uncommon to see in a developing country like Pakistan that some powerful trade bodies are forced to appreciate a certain government’s actions even though such actions are highly injurious to their trade. The case in hand is ...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Dr Ashfaque H Khan
Pakistan has made a successful return to the international bond market for the first time in over seven years. Initially targeting to raise $500 million, Pakistan raised the transaction size to $2 billion at the back of the strong ...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Dr Ashfaque H Khan
Last week (April 1) I wrote about the IMF report and highlighted some aspects of it – in particular the contradictory statements, double speak, use of unpleasant language, and showing more interest in the end result and least ...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Dr Ashfaque H Khan
The IMF completed the second review of the ongoing IMF programme at the Dubai meeting on February 9, 2013. They have now released a detailed report of the review after its approval from the executive board on March 24, 2014. ...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dr Ashfaque H Khan
While governments in developing countries often tend to exaggerate economic performance for political reasons, it is the duty of professional economists to not only apprise readers about the true state of the economy but also point ...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Dr Ashfaque H Khan
The last two weeks have witnessed a massive turmoil in the country’s exchange market. A sudden inflow of $1.5 billion in two instalments under the hitherto unknown Pakistan Development Fund (PDF) caused a rampage in the exchange ...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Dr Ashfaque H Khan
A country’s central bank is the most important institution, not only for the financial market but for the economy as a whole. The central bank’s actions affect the interest rates, the amount of credit and the money supply, all of ...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Dr Ashfaque H Khan
Finally the work that was undertaken on an experimental basis has now been ‘owned’ by the government. Officially it has now been ‘declared’ that Pakistan’s real GDP has grown by 5.1 percent in the first quarter (July-September) of ...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Dr Ashfaque H Khan
The Privatisation Commission should not be politicised, otherwise the privatisation process will not be transparent —Dean of NUST Business School ...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Dr Ashfaque H Khan
The second review of the ongoing IMF programme was completed at the staff level with the Pakistani authorities in Dubai on February 9, 2014. The statement issued by the IMF after the conclusion of the review has surprised all those ...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Dr Ashfaque H Khan
Meekal Aziz Ahmed, an excellent economist and a fine human being passed away in late January this year at the age of 71. With his demise, Pakistan has lost a distinguished and able economist as well as a prolific commentator on ...
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Syed Taha Ahmed
Posted : Apr 03, 2014