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Leading business journal gives Sharif govt top marks on governance, economic reform

Having delivered on governance, economic reform and, crucially, security, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif now turns his attention to winning a second term, renowned magazine Nikkei Asian Review reported. According to the magazine, having earned no uncertain praise in business circles and the media, some are already predicting another win …

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Chinese exports to Pakistan increase following CPEC launch

ISLAMABAD: China’s exports to Pakistan considerably increased following the launching of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), China Central Television reported on Saturday. Trade with countries along the Belt and Road witnessed growth as exports to Pakistan rose from 11 percent to 14.1 percent. Meanwhile, China’s foreign trade stabilised and returned …

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Google offers services to digitalize Pakistan’s economic activity

ISLAMABAD :(Parliament Times)   Google Director Ms. Ann Lavin called on the Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on Thursday and discussed the possibilities of her company’s collaboration in digitalization of economic activity in Pakistan. During the meeting, Ms. Lavin acknowledged the economic progress of Pakistan in last …

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Different automakers interested in setting up manufacturing plants in Pakistan, Senate told

ISLAMABAD :(Parliament Times)  Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi on Friday informed the Senate that different car manufacturing companies including Renault, Foton, Honda, Nissan and Hyundai have shown interest to set up their manufacturing plants in Pakistan. He said the matter is being processed. The minister hoped …

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Implementation of NFIS govt’s top priority: Dar

ISLAMABAD :(Parliament Times)  Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Wednesday said the implementation of National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) was government’s foremost priority. “We are cognizant of the fact that access to easy and affordable financial services has a strong nexus with equitable economic growth and financial stability”, he …

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Pakistan predicted to be world’s fastest-growing Muslim economy in 2017

ISLAMABAD :Pakistan has been forecasted to be the world’s fastest-growing Muslim economy in 2017 ahead of Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey and Egypt, says “The Economist” magazine. Pakistan’s estimated GDP growth “5.3%” is also ahead of 4% GDP growth of Israel, making Pakistan world’s fifth fastest-growing economy in the world, only behind …

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