Trade and Economics

Data is the New Oil

Data is the New Oil

The current industrial development is dubbed as Industry 4.0 or 4th Industrial Revolution. Starting with steam and water power (First Industrial Revolution), we have moved on to a digital revolution that has significant repercussions for the world order. Refineries that provide oil to the world are now being challenged by […]

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The Chinese Way

The Chinese Way

Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates once claimed, “A bad year in China is going to be a great year in any other country”. Though the statement itself is innocuous in what it claims to address, the reality is much more complex. In recent times, the experts and analysts […]

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Economic Terrorism as a Ramification of Globalization

Economic Terrorism as a Ramification of Globalization

International, Trade and Economics July 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

The world incorporating globalization is increasingly facing a grim situation, amidst all the chaos orchestrated by the Trump regime. The process that was generated around 25 years back made it imperative for countries to generate a response. Some responded, others missed the bus like us. Globalization was unleashed by Regan […]

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Examining the Role of China and the West in Africa’s Resurgence

Examining the Role of China and the West in Africa’s Resurgence

Zheng He, an eminent 15th century Chinese explorer, set foot on the northern coasts of Kenya a long time before Columbus discovered the United States. There are records of trade between Chinese merchants and the Africans who exchanged exotica like ivory and zebras for Chinese goods. Indeed, there exists a […]

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Cursory Assessment of Pakistan’s 2017-18 Federal Budget

Cursory Assessment of Pakistan’s 2017-18 Federal Budget

Fiscal prudence, an ever pertinent concept in economics, becomes even more paramount when used for the government budgeting. However, the fiscal prudence in general is mostly trumped by populism, especially when the elections are nearing. The trend seems to have been reversed by the incumbent finance minister, Ishaq Dar. Two […]

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Should Saudi Arabia take interest in the CPEC?

Should Saudi Arabia take interest in the CPEC?

Executive Summary Saudi Arabia has a highly oil-dependent economy with trembling growth rates since last few years. It is finding a way to spur a recovery. Vision 2030 has been announced to restructure the economy and hence achieve sustainable growth in forthcoming years. The epochal CPEC has been envisaged as […]

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Appraising CPEC vis-a-vis Belt and Road

Appraising CPEC vis-a-vis Belt and Road

It was in May 2017 that the Pakistani Prime Minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif attended the Beijing conference on the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. Beijing aims to implement its vision of global connectivity and cooperation in order to instigate increased trade among nations. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which […]

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Next NFC Award will be announced soon: Ishaq Dar (Courtesy: Khyber News)

NFC – Bottlenecks and Possible Solutions

Study of political arrangements of countries across the globe reveals that most of the central governments generate more revenues than regional/provincial governments. This disparity calls for establishment of revenue distribution authority or other legal arrangements for revenue or resource distribution. Transfers are required to make provinces/states able to meet their […]

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In this photograph taken on September 29, 2015, a Chinese national takes a photograph( Courtesy: Dawn)

CPEC and Imperialism

  The famous Greek philosopher Aristotle said “Man is a social animal. He who lives without society is either a beast or God”. At the same time, man is often found in conflict over resources and power. This power hungry nature of man led to territorial gains as it had […]

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Comparison of Economic Growth under Democracy and Dictatorship: Comparing Musharraf Era to the Post 2007 Regimes

Comparison of Economic Growth under Democracy and Dictatorship: Comparing Musharraf Era to the Post 2007 Regimes

Briefs, Domestic, Research Brief, Trade and Economics January 31, 2017 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

Economies have different historical backgrounds and operate under sundry government structures. Every ruler comes up with his own economic and social policies which broadly affects the nation either in a positive or a negative way. In Pakistan, the political instability played a very crucial role in maneuvering the economic trends. […]

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