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Pakistan: The Global Pivot State

Andrew Korybko | As astounding as it may sound to most observers, the global pivot state of the 21st century isn’t China, the US, nor Russia, but Pakistan. The South Asian state regrettably has a terrible...
Pakistan's Economy

Re-modeling Pakistan’s Economy

Farid A Malik | ‘You can have pound of flesh but cannot draw blood’. These are the lines from the 16th century play ‘Merchant of Venice’ written by William Shakespeare. He covered the topic of...
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US Could Change Global Geopolitics By Becoming The Top Oil Exporter In 2024

Andrew Korybko | The International Energy Agency forecast that the US could become the world’s top oil exporter by 2024. The report attributes this to “the incredible strength of its shale industry”, noting that it amounts to “a...

Pakistan’s economy: End of a hard journey?

TIC Analysis | The Economy of Pakistan was already in a dire state when the current government took office and had to start by seeking a foreign bailout. This time, however, the scale of the...
Turkmenistan

The TAPI Pipeline: Expectations and Realities

Asif Haroon Raja | Till recent, the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was seen as a pipedream, but it has suddenly turned into a reality and apparently its completion is not too far. Lobbyists of...
Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline

Asif Haroon Raja | Till recent, the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was seen as a pipedream, but it has suddenly turned into a reality and apparently its completion is not too far. Lobbyists of...
Khashoggi

Khashoggi crisis highlights why investment in Asia is more productive than in the Middle...

James M Dorsey | Growing Western political and corporate reluctance to be associated with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi spotlights fundamentally different investment strategies and environments in...
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Saudi Crown Prince’s sale of the century stutters

Reuters | Saudi Arabia’s $300-billion privatization programme was billed as the sale of the century when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled his plan to great fanfare. Nineteen months later, it is moving at a...
business

Business Community vows to boycott Indian Products

News Desk |  President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Sheikh Amir Waheed has said if Indian leadership did not change its current approach towards Pakistan, business community of Pakistan would keep boycotting Indian products.   Commenting...
Tariff Battle

A Twist in the U.S. Tariff Battle: ‘It’s Helping China Be More Competitive’

News Analysis | There is an unintended consequence of the White House’s trade battle with China: Companies in the Pearl River Delta, the center of China’s manufacturing might, are accelerating toward making higher-quality products to compete...
CPEC

What is CPEC & why is it vital for the region?

Muhammad Bilal Abdul Ghani | CPEC is fusion of multiple corridors that are: Infrastructure corridor Industrial corridor Investment corridor Energy corridor Trade corridor Transportation corridor The approximate length of CPEC is 3000KM. and it consists of...

Blue economy movement gaining traction in Africa

News Desk | An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly extreme poverty and hunger. Countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, South...

Harnessing Pakistan’s maritime opportunities

Taj M Khattak | Pakistan’s EEZ and extended continental shelf constitutes over 35% of its land and it has a sea front of more than 1000 kilometers. More than 90% of our trade by volume and...
maritime

Cooperative Maritime Security: Role of Pakistan

Olutunde Oladimeji | Anytime we see photos of international naval exercises, involving many warships, large and small, what comes to mind is what we can call an ensemble of naval forces at sea. Such an...
Islamabad

Capital’s Traders Ask Government to introduce rent control act for Islamabad

News Desk | Senior Vice President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry,Muhammad Naveed Malik has called upon the government to arrange the passage of rent control act from parliament within first 100 days of its...
Poland

Poland wants to join CPEC: Diplomat tells business community

News Desk |  Ambassador of Poland to Pakistan,Piotr A. Opalinski has said his country enjoy very special ties with Pakistan which would be deepened further by the passage of time. Ambassador Opalinski said this while talking...

Google launches new search experience for job seekers

News Desk | Google has unveiled a new search experience making it easier for job seekers in the region to find employment opportunities from popular job listing websites, online classifieds and companies. The new feature is...
PIAF elects

PIAF elects new body

News Desk | Pakistan Industrial and Traders Association Front (PIAF) have elected Mian Nauman Kabir as its new chairman unopposed. Nasir Hameed Khan and Javed Iqbal Siddiqui were elected as senior vice chairman and vice chairman...
exports

Government should set target for boosting exports :PCMEA

News Desk | Chairman of Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association,  Latif Malik has urged upon the new government to set targets for Pakistan embassies for the promotion of Pakistani products and exploration of new...

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