The elections scheduled for May 11 are being regarded as critical for the country’s languishing economy.
OVER the last five years, the agriculture sector received an impetus from support prices for food crops and removal of…
ECONOMIC distress and falling returns have not dissuaded people from aggressively investing in National Savings Schemes. The total investment so far during the current fiscal has doubled from that over the last
The electricity shortfall is expected to be worse than ever this coming summer owing to fuel problems arising from liquidity crunch and water shortage.
The PML-N certainly has an edge when it comes to writing agriculture manifestos. And the person to make the difference is Mr Sartaj Aziz — former food, finance and foreign minister.
RICE, fresh fruits and vegetable are vulnerable to a number of serious phytosanitary threats.
TO get excellent results in anything requires proper management of available resources without underestimating even a single factor. Same is the case with plants, especially fruit trees, which need care at
SINCE devolution of fiscal, administrative and legislative powers, the provincial governments have a freer hand in deciding matters of economy, expenses and allocating development funds according to their own
SUI Northern Gas Pipelines Limited had applied to the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority for an increase in its revenue requirements for the coming fiscal year that translates into an additional Rs53 per MMBTU for all
CHINA could overtake the United States as the world’s largest oil importer by 2014, according to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the latest evidence of how the American shale boom is reshaping global energy markets. With
HAVING raised around Rs11 billion so far by legalising 37,000 smuggled and non-duty paid vehicles under the tax amnesty scheme, the Federal Board of Revenue extended its offer for another week.
The Bank of Japan’s decision, announced on last Thursday, to engage in what it described as a ‘massive’ government bond-buying programme signifies an escalation in the global ‘currency wars.’
THIS report questions if the projected fiscal contraction trajectory — in terms of timing, scope and magnitude — as well as the specific austerity measures being considered are conducive to socio-economic recovery and
ON April 1, the largest-ever welfare cuts came into force in Britain. Over nine million families will lose an average of £165 a year.
DESPITE efforts by the Saudi government to give more jobs to its own nationals, remittances sent by Pakistani workers from the kingdom have followed an upward trend over the last few years.
WITH the monetary policy review due next week, it is worth noting that consumer inflation fell to a six-year low in March, while core inflation is also coming down.
INTERNATIONAL and domestic investors are increasingly focusing on the Indian agribusiness sector, ploughing money into start-ups or existing companies that have a significant stake in cash crops and branded
PAKISTAN has urged India to change the design of the Kishanganga hydroelectric plant in accordance with the spirit of the International Court of Arbitration’s interim award, which was announced on February 18.
THE Singapore Mercantile Exchange, a pan-Asian commodity and currency derivatives exchange, is now hunting for more agricultural commodities from black pepper in Vietnam to rubber in Thailand, to become
THE Karachi share market made a storming start to the month, with the benchmark KSE-100 index posting a staggering gain of 593 points, or 3.3 per cent, in the week ended Friday. The index closed at a new all-time high