Dr Kamal Monnoo

  • TPresident Trump’s tirade against Pakistan seems to be growing nastier by the day, and regardless of whether his utterances defy logic or whether or not he needs psychiatric help (Fire and Fury), the reality is that he is the United States (US) President and therefore must be taken seriously. ...

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  • TThere is a lot of noise on how Pakistan’s debt has ballooned in recent years and economic head winds are facing Pak economy whence a significant portion of this debt reaches maturity. The experts in the meanwhile have been quick to blame the democratic governments of Zardari and Nawaz Sharif ...

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  • TCan Pakistani companies compete against the Chinese companies once CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) gets completed along with its economic zones and industrial estates? This is the question, which is troubling majority of Pakistani entrepreneurs and perhaps rightly so, as they have good ...

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  • TShould Pakistan be devaluing its rupee to boost its exports and is there a sustainable relationship between currency devaluation and increased exports? This is a hot topic in the country these days and if the chattering economists are to be believed a significant devaluation is round the corner or ...

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  • TWorld pays close attention to China since the 19th CPC convention to boost Chinese national consumption. It’s an important and significant proposition for the world to have an understanding of China’s development in historical and future-oriented perspective. Reports by overseas media, ...

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  • TThere is big debate going on these days on how the Pak Rupee is overvalued and why it should be devalued to help exports and to discourage imports; especially of luxury goods. Pakistan’s trade deficit has never been larger, posting a growth of nearly 138%, period on period (first fiscal ...

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  • TWhen you can’t understand why people behave in a particular manner, the most natural thing to do is to convince yourself that people do not know what they are doing. At the same time, democracy in Pakistan is becoming increasingly dysfunctional by each passing day. Plato’s great worry ...

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  • TReforms seems to be the buzz word these days in talking about addressing long standing challenges to the Pakistani economy, but what exactly does this mean? It is all very well to be talking in generic terms about the urgent need for third generation reforms in Pakistan, but such statements only ...

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  • TA lot is being said and written these days about Pakistan’s national debt and how it has reached a level where it may no longer be sustainable. Meaning in the coming months we either face a default or a re-entry into yet another IMF (International Monetary Fund) program, which by all accounts ...

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