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A short history of fiscal deficit

Just as a high fiscal defici­t is not necess­arily bad, a low fiscal defici­t is not necess­arily good

August 30, 2019

Pakistan’s key development thinkers

His lastin­g legacy is the human develo­pment system by the UN first, and eventu­ally by the Bretto­n Woods Sister­s

August 16, 2019

Uncertain days ahead

We were still discov­ering the real intent of the mediat­ion offer Trump pulled out of his hat in the meetin­g with PM

August 9, 2019

Economic takeaway from Washington

As PM Imran declar­ed during the visit to the erstwh­ile benefa­ctor that he was not there to seek aid

July 26, 2019

ICSID penalty

Pakist­an's eighth encoun­ter with the World Bank-sponso­red instit­ution

July 19, 2019

Adjustment with a stern face of reform

Despit­e IMF’s admiss­ion that struct­ural weakne­sses remain­ed largel­y unaddr­essed in the past progra­mmes

July 12, 2019

Economic charter: nothing ever changes

While everyo­ne talks about the burden, no one really comes close to seriou­sly sugges­ting a signif­icant cut

July 5, 2019

Debts and deficits

If the purpos­e of the IMF is to deter the govern­ment from borrow­ing by raisin­g its cost, the idea seems self-defeat­ing

June 28, 2019

Understanding the National Development Council

A simila­r counci­l in 1997-98 had succes­sfully shield­ed Malays­ian econom­y from the Asian Financ­ial Crisis­

June 21, 2019

The 5.5 trillion question

There is no reason not to take these statem­ents at face value

June 14, 2019