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Dr Kamal Monnoo

Tough Directional Choices!

There has been a lot written about what constitutes the most appropriate vision for economic revival in Pakistan. But regardless of which policies are selected, what really matters is that the selected direction must ensure that the…

Policies Need Management

Trust that we all, by now, are quite familiar with the broad economic solutions regularly advocated by experts to resurrect the ailing Pakistani economy, promote domestic and foreign investment, bring down the cost of manufacturing and…

Righting Economic Policies?

Since the publication of my article last Wednesday on the above subject in TheNation quite a few friends and concerned readers have contacted me to further elaborate some of the points raised in it. Most of them did not think that the…

Righting Economic Policies?

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”, or more suitably in our case, “when the elections get near, the politicians get going!” Bad economics, but how one wishes it was always election time in Pakistan, because if the economic…

New Growth Strategy

The Planning Commission’s work on a new growth policy for Pakistan has come as a breath of fresh air! Finally, people in Islamabad are acting positive and trying to be proactive by talking about development and growth rather than mere…

An Economic Corner!

Let’s try and have a brief look on what is happening around the developed world. The global economic recovery is facing severe headwinds, despite slumping energy prices (crude fell below $79 last week) and the fading of Japanese supply…

Lessons From Japan!

Call it a strange coincidence, but in the context of finding solutions to Pakistan’s economic woes, the more I follow the economic and political events in Japan, the more similarities I find between such developments! Different in nature…

Financial Priorities!

It all began with three tiny, insignificant and sort of rural banks in Greece one fine morning realising that their financial portfolios had an excessive stockpile of government securities cum assets and a ‘lending summary’ that also in a…

Economy: Options And Solutions!

Pakistan’s economy seems to be in a free fall and what is required is to arrive at a consensus economic agenda that should be followed regardless of who sits in the seat of government. The very notion of a specific economic philosophy being…