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Will Asad Umar come back into Imran Khan’s Cabinet?

News Desk | Sheikh Rashid, Federal Minister for Railways, said in a press conference in Lahore that he will visit Asad Umar soon and will...

IMF, World Bank urge caution with China loans

AFP | The rising influence of lending by China to developing nations is increasingly under the spotlight amid concerns the growing debt burden and onerous...

Economic Gurus: Devaluation, IMF talks and Pakistan exports – Dr Sajid...

Dr Sajid Amin Javed | For devaluation, we do not need to have an implicit understanding with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). I am on...

Squaring the circle: US challenges China on Xinjiang – Dr. James...

Dr. James M Dorsey | A draft US resolution that would designate a Pakistani militant as a global terrorist threatens to be China’s, and possibly...

MBS must walk geopolitical tightrope during Asian tour

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s three-nation tour of Asia is as much about demonstrating he stands tall – despite Western...

Pakistan gets ready to woo Saudi crown prince

AFP | Pakistan was rescheduling flights, blocking-off luxury hotels, and according to one report Friday collecting 3,500 pigeons and colorful balloons to release during a...

Looming clouds of economic uncertainty withering away

News Analysis | Prime Minister Imran Khan met Christine Lagarde on the sidelines of World Government Summit in Dubai, expressing his opinion afterward that both...

Will Pakistan actually run dry by 2025?

News Analysis | Every morning, the women and children of Balochistan are forced to walk for miles and miles, carrying clay pots, in the search...

Pakistan rolls out red carpet welcome for UAE crown prince

AFP | The red carpet was rolled out for Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan in Islamabad Sunday, just weeks after his...

No Big (IMF) Deal!

Dr. Omer Javed | In a recent interview of BBC’s Hard Talk, the Finance Minister (FM) was told by the anchor person that his government...

The Arab Crown Princes coming to Pakistan: What can Pakistan achieve?

News Analysis | Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has stated that the Crown Prince of UAE Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan will visit Pakistan in...

Is the United States really concerned and willing to help Pakistan...

News Analysis | Adam Malpass, the U.S Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs, while talking to a congressional panel stated that the United States...

India’s rupee slides as central bank chief quits

AFP | India's rupee plunged on Tuesday after the country's central bank chief quit following a dispute with the government that analysts say raises fears...

Trump heads to G20 primed for new conflicts

AFP | US President Donald Trump jets to Argentina Thursday for a G20 summit, keen to do battle with China on trade and sharpening his...

US security chief vows to ‘teach Iran a lesson’

AFP | US National Security Advisor John Bolton vowed Tuesday to "squeeze" Iran "until the pips squeak", a week after a tough new round of...

Regional rivalries threaten Iran-Pakistan Relations

Fatemeh Aman | A recent abduction of border security forces along the Iran-Pakistan border in southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province is testing Iran-Pakistan relations. Iran has suggested...

Pakistan’s ‘poor billionaires’ expose a major problem

AFP | It took rickshaw driver Mohammad Rasheed a year to save 300 rupees to buy his daughter a bike, so when he found three...

After Saudi Arabia, PM Khan to visit another friend-China

News Analysis | PM Khan is set to pay a four-day official visit to China from 2nd November at the invitation earlier extended by the...

“No NRO for anybody,” PM Khan clarifies

News Analysis | Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan addressed the nation on the eve of Wednesday. PM Khan assured the nation that his...

IMF assistance: more detrimental than beneficial for Pakistan

M Fazal Elahi | Eventually, the incumbent coalition government of Pakistan has chosen to jump into the lap of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for...

French minister pulls out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi

AFP | French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday he was pulling out of a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia over the disappearance...

Mystery of missing Saudi journalist remains unresolved

News Desk | Saudi Arabia denied allegations that it ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside its Istanbul consulate. Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin...

IMF & Policy Options – Dr. Kamal Manno

Dr. Kamal Manno | The uncertainty and the self-destruct mode of the present policymakers are basically the two main factors taking Pakistan’s economy down. Entering...

US eyes CPEC as IMF to visit Pakistan soon

News Analysis | The United States early on Friday said that the huge Chinese debt was responsible for the economic challenges in Pakistan, adding that...

Remodelling the Belt and Road: Pakistan picks up the torch

James M Dorsey | A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Pakistan, following in the footsteps of Malaysia...

Trade War: IMF lowers China 2019 growth forecast

News Desk | The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its forecast for Chinese economic growth in 2019, saying the escalating trade war with the...

Trade war will not stop global growth: IMF

AFP | An all-out trade war would slow the growth of the global economy, but not stop its expansion, with the United States and China...

Pakistan forced to return to IMF!

News Desk | Pakistan will begin talks with the International Monetary Fund for a bailout package to stabilise its teetering economy and plug dwindling reserves,...

Will PTI be forced to embrace IMF?

News Analysis | Opposition leaders slammed the government for ‘accepting IMF conditions’ within the first 100 days of its 5-year tenure in a session of...

Are Chinese debts going to kill CPEC?

News Analysis | Despite assurances by the government of Pakistan that Islamabad is completely on board with Beijing vis-à-vis the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, some in...

The tyranny of markets under neoliberalism – II – Omer Javed

Dr. Omer Javed | Overall, as the PTI government tries to strongly hold the reins of the issues facing the people, it needs to guide...

Pakistan’s Khan to visit Riyadh on first trip

AFP | Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will head to Riyadh on Tuesday for his first foreign visit since coming to power, officials said. The...

Why IMF looks unavoidable?

News Analysis | International Monetary Fund (IMF) team is scheduled to visit Pakistan on September 27 with a bailout package of $7.5 billion after clearance from the...

IMF programmes, institutional quality and export performance – Omer Javed

Dr. Omer Javed | In 2008, the then PPP led coalition government found itself in need of obtaining foreign exchange cushion to build up country’s...

Ten years later, risks lurk to global economy

AFP | The US financial system 10 years ago was brought down by toxic investments with mysterious acronyms. Today the risks to global economic stability...

China-Africa summit to target investment despite debt worries

AFP | African leaders will gather in Beijing Monday for a summit focused on economic ties, granting China a feel-good photo opportunity as it comes...

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