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Pakistan in a unique position to catch up and overtake other economies in South Asia

  Pakistan economy has suffered on various accounts such as war on terror, law and order and even US sanctions on Iran which is a major impediment between bilateral trade between two natural allies in the region. As a result of US sanctions, the business communities of the two countries are forced to indulge in illegal cross border trade, which is estimated to the tune exceeding to $4 billion, while …

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Normalization of Pak-India trade ties essential for economic boost

  Pakistan is anxious to continue trade with its neighbours especially with India, despite border tensions. The government is committed to increase regional trade with India as part of encouraging peace without compromising on national sovereignty. It would like to trade in energy for import of electricity from India to overcome the energy crisis. The Pakistan government is planning to develop trading land ports at Pakistan’s three neighbouring junction points …

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Beleaguered textile trade

  Immediate incentives, policy change can revive the exports of Pakistan Pakistan’s share in global textile trade dropped from 2.2 to 1.8 percent during last five years and the share may further reduced to 1.5 percent by 2020 if the sector was not made competitive in the region in respect of power supply, reducing cost of doing business and giving relief in taxes. Pakistan as compare with other states in …

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Pakistan en route to access trade with China, regional and central Asian countries

  Western route under CPEC expected to be completed by December 2016 Work is speedily underway on the Western route under the portfolio of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects involving new building of 650-km road from Gwadar to Sorab, which would link Gwadar with Quetta, Qila Saifullah and Zhob. The work was already being carried out by Frontier Works Organization (FWO) for last two years and is expected to be …

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Under FTA and PTA Agreement: Importance of trade with China, Iran, Turkey and Sri Lanka

  PTA is a bilateral agreement signed between two trading countries to trade certain products at reduced tariff and let go of them completely to ensure buyers of one country import from the other. Signing of PTA or FTA with any country will promote trade and foreign currency movement. The larger banks e.g. UBL, HBL , ABL, MCB and NBP are expected to lead the way with RMA arrangements to …

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E-commerce to bring price stability in the market

  Denies role of distributors and retailers The e-commerce is opening new directions and horizon of trade in Pakistan, despite its late arrival in the country yet it has become a burgeoning sector and on the back of rapid growth the experts predict the size of this market is likely to go up from $30 million (spent on online purchases) to $600 million by 2017. It will be interesting to …

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How Pakistan can be a hub of trade of Halal food products?

  Halal food is often used in reference to foods and drinks, which are permissible for Muslims to eat or drink under Islamic law or in other words Halal is any object or an action which is permissible in Islam. The criteria specifies both what foods are allowed, and how the food must be prepared under the law of Islam. These foods include types of meat and animal tissue. The …

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The ultimate fate of growing global market for halal food

  The existing size of Muslim population around the globe and its faster growth rate but more importantly superior quality standards of Halal food are responsible for enormous growth of Halal food market. Apart from Muslim countries many non-Muslim countries now share significant percentage of global trade of Halal food. The factors driving global Halal food trade include: 1) growth in Muslim population, the primary market for Halal food, 2) …

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Slashing of interest rate a good omen for trade and industry

  The rate cut will not only give boost to local investment but can also woo foreign investors Finally, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) made a drastic cut of 100 basis points in the interest rate to bring it to an eight-year low of 8.5 percent for the next two months, which people hailing from trade and industry have taken positively and said it would help stimulate private sector …

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Transport and logistics vital for growth of Pakistan trade

  Interview with Sayyid Mansoob Hasan, An analyst PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Sayyid Mansoob Hasan: I have over 23 years of experience. I have worked with non-banking financial industry at senior positions like CFO, HIA and Director. Since 1995, I am engaged in Public Practice as a Cost & Management Accountant and Management Consultant. My firm MANSOOB & CO. is providing solutions to business problems of the …

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