Interviews

Issues and challenges of tax collection

Issues and challenges of tax collection

Interview with Mr Ashfaq Yousuf Tola – President, Tola Associates Pakistan & Gulf Economist had an exclusive conversation with Mr Ashfaq Yousuf Tola regarding taxation. Excerpts of the conversation are as follows: Enhancement of extra rate of tax: The FBR has …

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Pakistan’s consumer financing moving in right direction

Pakistan’s consumer financing moving in right direction

Under Imran Khan’s leadership Pakistan has a bright shining future Interview with Mr Farooq Dadi — a renowned businessman PAGE: What is your take on consumer financing? Farooq Dadi: Consumer financing is improving in the wake of the current government policies, …

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Consumer financing vital for economic growth

Consumer financing vital for economic growth

Buy things only you need but not just for the sake of discount Interview with Mohammed Abdullah Batra – President, Orangi Traders’ Association PAGE: Tell me something about yourself and your career, please: Mohammed Abdullah Batra: I am a businessman and a …

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Engage consumers spend in productive activities

Engage consumers spend in productive activities

Interview with Mr Khalid Tawab – Chairman, Tawab Group PAKISTAN & GULF ECONOMIST had an exclusive conversation with Mr Khalid Tawab regarding consumer financing, electronic appliances and consumerism. Following are the excerpts of the conversation: During the past one and a …

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  • World Stock Markets updates

    Global Stock Exchanges

    Canada stocks-TSX notches biggest gain in 4 months Canada’s main stock index on Thursday rallied by the most in four months, led by technology and energy stocks, as global sentiment was lifted by hopes that Washington could resolve its debt-ceiling …

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  • Press Releases

    Press Releases

    NDURE opens 200th store in Pakistan NDURE, the everyday fashion brand, has exponentially grown to fulfil its commitment to making everyday fashion accessible for shoppers across Pakistan. NDURE just opened doors to its 200th Store in Pakistan, earning itself a …

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Smart cities are great but we also need smart villages

Smart cities are great but we also need smart villages

The COVID-19 pandemic showed the importance of connectivity, but also highlighted a growing digital divide – 3.6 billion people lack even the most basic internet access. Governments are increasingly recognizing the need to improve internet access for all citizens, particularly …

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The role of smartphones in the COVID-19 recovery

The role of smartphones in the COVID-19 recovery

Smartphones could have an important role to play in development. A recent World Bank webinar explored experimental evidence from South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Testing and scaling of smartphone interventions in development are vital to maximise their potential impact. Almost …

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3 predictions for the future of responsible technology

3 predictions for the future of responsible technology

The Forum’s Responsible Use of Technology project has been underway for more than two years. Based on its work to-date, here are three predictions for the future of responsible technology. They include responsible investing, targeted regulations and incorporating tech ethics into higher …

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