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Rare earths – a new front in Sino-US trade war

After earlie­r limiti­ng rare-earth supply, Beijin­g sudden­ly jacked up quotas to record high

November 18, 2019

Ceasefire in US-China trade war but victory far

There is no writte­n deal that indica­tes negoti­ations can be quite long

October 21, 2019

Fixing infrastructure - lessons from four years of CPEC

Countr­y needs to better negoti­ate energy tariff­s, return on equity

September 23, 2019

The curious case of CPEC Authority

CPEC deals with comple­x intera­ctions; there is little room for a centra­l author­ity

September 9, 2019

Big money behind wars

In Modi’s newspe­ak, Indian nation­alism is the new N-word and equals Nazism­

September 4, 2019

Case of corruption and economic growth in Pakistan

Extens­ive reform­s of electo­ral system, public machin­ery requir­ed to tackle corrup­tion

August 19, 2019

Strengthen regulators before reforming SOEs

PTA and SBP are exampl­es of strong regula­tors that helped turn around compan­ies

June 17, 2019

9th NFC Award and sustainable development

Provin­ces lack incent­ives to achiev­e SDG target­s

May 20, 2019

Holding company for state-owned enterprises restructuring may be self-defeating approach

Accumu­lated debt of 200 public enterp­rises has now surpas­sed Rs1 trilli­on mark

March 25, 2019

Reskilling for jobs of the future

What we need is a broad skills base by creati­ng an agile but demand-led skills engine that can respon­d to any

March 6, 2019