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New Cold War: US ports fear they will be big losers...

AFP | America's ports are fearful that they will be big losers as the escalating trade fight between Washington and Beijing bites into business. The...

IT Minister sheds light on industry performance

News Analysis | One of the fastest growing industries in Pakistan, the Information Technology (IT) sector, has expanded its export market to over one hundred...

China’s vice premier to visit US for trade talks: White House

AFP | China's top economic official will visit Washington next week to continue trade discussions, the White House said Monday, as threatened tariffs on billions...

Karachi’s politics in spotlight as claimants trade gibes

News Analysis | The political parties of Sindh and especially its capital city, Karachi are now trading barbs over the spree of violence, the city...

US hopeful about China talks to resolve trade dispute

AFP | Senior US officials are due to travel to Beijing on Tuesday to hold talks on resolving an escalating trade dispute and they say...

Pak-China Military exchange will ensure regional peace

News Analysis | China-Pakistan defense cooperation would play a fundamental role to maintain regional and international peace and security. Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for the Chinese...

Indo-Pak strained relations and ways to improve ties

News Analysis |  “Narendra Modi- led government should stop selling the idea of ‘quadrilateral’ project of the US, Japan, Australia and India and...

Australia, US, India and Japan attempt to counter China’s OBOR

News Analysis | Talks for a quadrilateral plan to counter China’s growing global influence started among India, the US, Australia and Japan to find an...

British Airways to start operations in Pakistan

News Analysis | Pakistan seems to be engaged actively in the commonwealth trade area. As Pakistani and Canadian contingents meet in Islamabad to improvise bilateral...

Bilateral trade with Afghanistan reduced to $500M

News Analysis | The bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been reduced by almost 2 billion dollars in the past few years. President of...

Pakistan demands more work visas from Saudi Arabia

News Analysis | The concluding session of the 11th Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) was held in Islamabad from January 16-17th and co-chaired by...

Is the Chinese Yuan behind Trump’s anger at Pakistan?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Indian media have ignored the momentous announcement by Pakistan’s central bank on January 2 notifying that it has taken “comprehensive...

Pakistan and Russia closing in on better trade ties

News Desk | Pakistan and Russia are mutually important for each other and both countries need to embolden cooperation in all economic sectors for mutual...

Bitcoin | Soft and Vulnerable Underbelly

Let's count the ways Yes, it’s obvious, or should be, that simply investing in Bitcoin or its hundreds of crypto colleagues can be a wild...

APEC signals US’ waning influence in Asia

M K Bhadrakumar | If the APEC forum ever provided a testing ground to estimate how far the United States can resuscitate American power in...

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...

Pakistan and Iran keen to promote trading ties despite tensions

News Analysis | Iran's envoy to Pakistan, Mr. Mehdi Honardoost has said that efforts are being made to strengthen bilateral trade relations with Pakistan. The ambassador...

Understand how Pakistan’s economy is being destroyed deliberately: ‘We work like...

"We (economic hitmen) work very much like some of the hitmen for the mafia - because- like them, we are looking for a favor,...

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...

The lie we tell ourselves to justify British rule

M. Usama Khawar | There's a popular narrative that floats around the subcontinent, like a safety net we revert to in times of need, that...

The South China Sea heats up as US and China lock...

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Tensions have escalated in the South China Sea as China has expressed its anger over the passage of a US...

The differing futures of Pakistan and China. Does Beijing get a...

Saeed Afridi | The story of Pakistan, since its very incidental inception, has been one of talking about the imminent realization of its potential and...

What does Kabul’s closeness with Delhi mean for Pakistan?

An aircraft laden with 60 tons of Afghan plants with medicinal uses kick started the first air cargo corridor between Afghanistan and India on...

Withdrawal of NATO forces and its adverse impacts on Afghan exports

According to an observation, withdrawal of NATO forces is a prime factor in declining exports to Afghanistan. Worsening law and order situation and increasing...

Pak-Afghan border closures: It’s business that suffers the most!

Imtiaz Gul | After 22 days, Pakistan reopened the Friendship Gate at Chaman border crossing on May 27 on “humanitarian grounds” coinciding with the Ramazan...

Pakistan’s strong economic performance? Questionable

Michael Kugelman| Recent months have seen a proliferation of Western media commentary attesting to Pakistan’s strong economic performance. Factors of economic development Tyler Cowan declared Pakistan’s economy...

China’s ‘soft’ imperialism: Will Pakistan gain nothing from CPEC?

F. M. Shakil | The US$56 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – a part of China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ vision – has yet to...

To Win from CPEC: We must revise our trade policies…

Saud Bin Ahsen| With globalization, trade volumes increased and dynamics of international trade also changed. Integration in global supply chain became crucial; more so for the...

Pak-Afghan Border Reopened: Alternatives for Pakistan?

Imtiaz Gul | Behind the scenes, diplomatic efforts, particularly by the United Kingdom, as well as intense lobbying by the business community and civil society...

ECO members pledge to counter regional challenges

The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit which took place in Islamabad on Wednesday 1st of March, collectively discussed the challenges of terrorism and drug...

Donald Trump’s administration now picks up fight with Germany

Alexander Mercouris | Peter Navarro, Donald Trump's chief trade adviser, says euro is an 'implicit Deutsche Mark' through which Germany exploits its trade competitors. Navarro is...

Dollar collapses in one week of Trump in office

John Geddie Investors' hopes for a fiscal boost to the world's largest economy under Trump have been tempered by controversial and protectionist policies that have...

India and Afghanistan declaring an “Air Cargo Service” over Pakistan: Realistic...

Pakistani government officials and analysts have dismissed Narendra Modi's announcement of "Air Cargo Service" as yet another political gimmick. The potential decision to create...

Why November Was a Massive Month for Markets Around the World

Last month changes everything. It's been a roller coaster. November marked one of the most decisive shifts for global financial markets in recent years, with a...

First cargo train from China leaves for Karachi

China and Pakistan have launched a direct rail and sea freight service, with the first cargo train departing from Yunnan, an inland province in...

Oil prices slip as persistent fuel glut returns to focus

Oil prices slipped on Friday as the market refocused on a persistent fuel supply overhang that is not expected to abate unless OPEC and...

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