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Saudi Arabia expands entertainment industry

News Desk | Ahmad bin Aqeel Al-Khatib, head of General Entertainment Authority announced Saudi Arabia's ambitious plans to invest $64 billion in the entertainment industry...

Will Pakistan overcome its demons to attract foreign investors

News Analysis | Over the last couple of years, Pakistan’s image has been developing as an investment hub, but the markets in 2017, experienced some...

State Bank Pakistan reports decline in Foreign Direct Investment

News Analysis | Foreign direct investment (FDI) has witnessed a drop of 3 % during the first seven months of this fiscal year, according to...

Car giant Nissan set to invest $9.5 billion in China

AFP |  Japanese automaker Nissan Motor and its Chinese joint venture partner announced on Monday a $9.5 billion investment plan in China to increase annual...

What can Pakistan learn from Netanyahu’s visit to India?

Junaid Ali Malik | Every country has the right to maintain strong relations with the other, and this is what India and Israel are doing....

Pak China trade set to replace dollar with yuan

News Analysis | Starting the year on an optimistic note, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced that all arrangements for using Chinese yuan for...

Petrol prices rise exponentially

News Analysis | The Pakistani people woke up to a nasty New Year’s gift; a petrol price hike bomb. On 31st December 2017, the government...

China, Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to battle terror together

 AFP | Ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and China met in Beijing on Tuesday where they agreed to work together to tackle the threat of terrorism...

Telenor pushing for 80% 4G coverage by next year

News Analysis | Telenor, one of the four major cellular mobile operators in Pakistan (others being Zong, Mobilink and Ufone), has so far contributed Foreign...

Shunning IMF for Sukkuk is politics at play

Waqas Shabbir | The growing twin deficit is taking a toll on Pakistan’s over-stretched finances. The struggling treasury is desperate to secure funds to avoid...

USAID has no issues with Russian investment in Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline

News Analysis | Mission Director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Jerry Bisson, has said that the US has no issues in Russian...

China uses Belt and Road investment to shape Pakistan’s political climate

James M Dorsey | A Chinese decision to redevelop criteria for the funding of infrastructure projects that are part of the $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic...

Trump pressurizing East Asia to accept US policies in region?

Dr Zafar Jaspal | President Donald Trump is on his East Asia trip. The primary objective of the tour is trade and investment. However, the...

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to robot “Sophia”

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a humanoid robot. 'Sophia' has become the first robot to gain citizenship and Saudi Arabia has become...

“China’s Belt & Road” distracting US?

M K Bhadrakumar | While addressing the "Centre for International and Strategic Studies" in Washington last Monday in a speech titled ‘Defining Our Relationship with...

Why China needs CPEC?

Hammad Zamurrad | A little over one year after entering its implementation phase in 2016, CPEC is making a remarkable progress and appears to be an...

How is the government confusing all of us on CPEC?

Saeed Afridi | Pakistan is a country that loves technicalities. Irrespective of which walk of life a Pakistani is from, ask them a straightforward question,...

Is Russia using oil to maintain influence over India?

M K Bhadrakumar | India has been witnessing in recent years a turf war between the world’s leading arms vendors. Now an energy war seems...

Why Riyadh is so interested in joining CPEC?

News Analysis | Riyadh will soon invest in the Gwadar Port and become part of the mega-project, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This was...

Rohingya Plight: Feeding Instability across Muslim World & jeopardizing China’s One...

James M. Dorsey | The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the...

CEOs with more daughters have successful companies; here’s why!

Sebastien Malo | New York - Venture capital firms whose partners have more daughters tend to outperform their competitors, hiring more women and earning more...

Will OBOR help China to overcome its economic crisis?

China caught the world’s eyes with its high-profile global forum on the so-called Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing on 14-15 May 2017. The developmental blueprint,...

Making a success story out of CPEC: Certain, probable, or doubtful?

Nasir Azeem | The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is being talked about a lot in media, policy circles, and academia. This game-changing project is a...

FBR’s irrational taxation regime only has one motivation: extraction?

Imtiaz Gul | The Federal Board of Revenue continues to act as a highly extractive institution. With the tax-leaking at an increase and the revenue...

NEPRA decision: a threat to Karachi Electric and foreign investment in...

Ikram Sehgal | Karachi Electric (KE), incorporated in 1913, is Pakistan’s only vertically integrated power utility with the license to provide electricity in Karachi,...

An open letter to Bill Gates: We need cash not chickens!

Dear Bill, A few weeks ago, you and your wife Melinda released your famous annual letter on global health and development. I’m always a fan. This...

PML-N’s obssesion with building white elephants to win elections

NEARLY 20 years after it opened, Pakistan’s first motorway still has a desolate feel. There is scant traffic along the 375 KM link between...

Qatar backtracks on labor rights: Rise of illiberal world order?

James M. Dorsey | A recent Qatari decision has led to it backtracking on the minimal improvements the country was making in terms of employment...

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