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Review of public debt in Pakistan

Review of public debt in Pakistan

Analysis of Economic Survey FY2019 of Pakistan recorded that the main purpose of public debt management is to make sure that the government’s financing needs are met at the lowest possible cost over the medium to long term, consistent with …

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Challenges and opportunities

Challenges and opportunities

Pakistan is facing various challenges where some are because of international factors but most of Pakistan’s current problems are self-created, which could have been avoided or at least would have been better managed. Whether it’s the large population to feed, …

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Menace of inflation

Menace of inflation

There are growing fears that the rate of inflation for January 2020 would be the highest in last nine years in Pakistan. It would be much convenient for the economic managers to blame the extraneous factors for this hike. However, …

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Payment system review

Payment system review

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) incessantly adopted contractionary monetary policy and kept the interest rate at 13.25 percent while on the other side the government had reduced profit rates on the National Savings Schemes. Experts viewed that the falling …

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Monetary policy rate stay put

Monetary policy rate stay put

Monetary Policy Committee of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has decided to leave the policy rate unchanged at 13.25%. The decision reflects the Committee’s view that recent developments have had offsetting implications for the inflation outlook. On the one hand, …

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Dwindling global commodity prices

Dwindling global commodity prices

Global commodity prices plunged 5.3% on a monthly basis in August, as against 1.5% increase in July. During the month under review global commodity prices dropped in 4 of the last 10 months. The poor performance reflected a sharp drop …

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Skyrocketing interest rate

Skyrocketing interest rate

The Pakistan’s economy is facing numerous challenges, which has impacted the overall economic activity. The economy is still and essentially bedeviled by large size and inefficient public sector, low rate of savings and investment, persistent large budget deficits, and inconsistent …

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