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Would PM’s Package for Construction Industry Deliver?

PM Imran Khan on April 3, 2020 finally unveiled the long-promised, long-awaited package to stimulate the construction industry that he believes is vital for economic growth. The package was much sought after by both the real estate sector and the government, but the crisis...

More Clarity on Relief Package Needed

As the country moved towards a lockdown because of surging Coronavirus cases, expectations of a relief package from the government for providing much-needed support to the economy grew. The ‘wish-list’ was quite expansive; from massive reduction in POL prices to funding of utility stores...

Monetary Policy Statement with Touch of Assurance

By Syed Faran Rizvi The SBP in its latest MPS maintained a status quo stance, where inflation was cited as central to the decision. The central bank also mentioned that further improvement is awaited in the...

Economy Update IMF Package: The wait is finally over!

By Syed Hussain Haider, CFA, CIPM & Ahmed Lakhani IMF Package: The wait is finally over!    At last, the wait is over as the IMF has confirmed via a press release yesterday that it has reached a staff-level agreement on economic policies with Pakistan for an Extended...

BRI & CPEC: Venturing into the Future

This special report first gives a background of the BRI, its vision and elements including brief introduction of overland and maritime corridors. It also brings out areas of policy collaboration identified by China for successful completion of BRI. The second section gives an overview...

The ‘POL bomb’

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Challenges aplenty: PKR devaluation & rate hikes at the forefront yet again

By Syed Faran Rizvi The market finds itself again close to 38,500 level, for the fifth time in slightly over a year, where the charts suggest the market is perilously close to the 233-day EMA (on weekly chart), a level last breached in 2008. At least...

CPEC: Current State and Future Outlook

Faisal Ahmad During past five years China and Pakistan have explored new avenues –energy and infrastructure projects–under the framework of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Scores of energy and infrastructure projects have been completed and operationalised. Few others are in the process of completion. Meanwhile, bilateral...

Clarity still missing regarding IMF, despite positive vibes

By Syed Faran Rizvi On the sidelines of the 7th World Government Summit (WGS) held in Dubai on February 10th, the Prime Minister Imran Khan held meetings with top officials from the UAE government as well as the Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde....
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