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Pakistan’s insurance sector

  Insurance in Pakistan has come a long way since the time when businesses were tightly regulated and concentrated in the hands of a few public sector insurers. Factors like slowdown of economic activities, law and order issues and high inflation are deteriorating the performance of this sector. Though insurance market in Pakistan is highly concentrated in urban areas and many insurance companies are subsidiaries of large industrial groups that …

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Foreign investments in Pakistan – A perspective for 2012

  FDI requires an enabling environment to ensure flow of funds and capital in different investment ventures. Investments are required in Pakistan for infrastructural development and industrial growth which would create jobs and translate into a higher GDP through enhanced production. The per capita income of Pakistan is only USD 1,254 considered low. The key is to eliminate poverty and increase reserves. With respect to the economic situation of Pakistan, …

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Chinese investment in Pakistan: a win-win situation both for China and Pakistan

  The massive Chinese investment to the tune of $42 billion is the first instance when a single country like China has practically shown its commitment to Pakistan economy, however, it would equally benefit to China on the back of strategic location of Pakistan in generation like Gwadar Port in particular, which will provide a short cut to transitional goods to and from China as no other country could offer …

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Fascinating foreign investment opportunities in Balochistan

  Presenting a greater investment opportunity to the foreign investors due to its gifted and natural wherewithal, the province Balochistan, is having all the potential sectors to open the road of economic prosperity for Pakistan. One of the ardent areas for investment in the province is Gwadar Port city which include fish processing, crabs processing, cold storage, ice factories, sea-water reverse osmosis desalination plants, shrimp farming, boat building and naval …

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Balochistan’s development potential, investment opportunities

  The underdeveloped province, Balochistan, has tremendous prospective for the growth of the economy as it’s economy is largely based on natural resources like production of Sui gas (a biggest gas field in Pakistan), coal and other marketable minerals, while fisheries, mining, manufacturing industries, trade through public and private organizations are the other possessions of this province making it rich in offering investment and can become a healthy marketplace provided …

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Privatization and its impact on investors

  In June of this year, the foreign direct investment fell drastically over the past 6 years with economists seeing a weak forecast for future investments in Pakistan due to the increased security issues the country is being facing. The investments coming into the country come in the form of Greenfield investment. According to economists, due to the recent security concerns, foreign investors feel hesitant to either freeze or continue …

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Takaful is fast evolving into banking system

  The trait of insurance in the world over is to cover industrial, commercial and social activities and every individual and group of people as it is an agreement in return of payment for specified loss, death or injuries but since it is disputable either the existing form of insurance are risk free or the certain amount paid to the concerned companies making insurance policies are Islamic or un-Islamic way. …

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Insurance industry playing significant role in economic growth

  The insurance industry has been supporting economic growth by helping individuals and businesses to manage their risk in a more efficient manner. In order for sustainable economic growth to take place, an insurance industry is a must, which focuses on risk financing and management. However, in terms of growth, the insurance industry is not up to par with the economy since but officials in the industry are working on …

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Livestock & crop insurance — An effective tool to avert flood losses

  The flood and the deluge has caused heavy losses in the form of human life, crop, livestock, property and infrastructure, which are preliminary estimated at US$200 million, however, exact number of losses would be quantifiable when the process of restoration will start specially in Punjab. However, the flood ravages this year are much less compared to the flood devastations, which had cost over US$10.1 billion in 2010. It is …

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Investment opportunities, challenges and threats

  Size of Pakistan’s GDP and its growth rate is dismal when compared with the potential. While it is true that smaller size of GDP is due to lack of documentation, the most disappointing fact is that the successive elected governments have opted for policies that could help them in attain ‘political mileage’ rather than introducing policies that could ensure sustained development. These governments have been following policies dictated by …

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