Published in The Banker Pakistan, August 29th, 2016.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday signed two loan agreements worth $435 million aimed at supporting the country’s efforts to build modern transport infrastructure and create an environment for participation of the private sector in infrastructure schemes. The signing of the loan documents would remove irritants in completing other procedural formalities for […]
Over the past two and a half decades, bank loans to creditworthy private businesses and individuals as a ratio of GDP have been shrinking. This has prompted two central bank researchers to revaluate the worth of both financial market reforms as well as state-directed bank lending in the light of private ownership of the banking […]
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s total tax revenue witnessed gradual increase from 10.6 percent of Grand Domestic Product (GDP) in 2000 to 12.6 percent of GDP in 2016. According to a report released by Asian Development Bank (ADB), Pakistan’s tax revenue in 2005 was 10.1 percent during 2010, while it declined to 9.8 percent in 2013; however, […]
KARACHI: Remittances sent by overseas Pakistani workers increased 13.2 per cent in the first two months of 2017-18, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Tuesday. Inflows from all major sources rose in July-August, indicating that the trend of negative growth witnessed in 2016-17 has reversed. The country received $3.49 billion in the period […]