Huzaifa Akhtar

  • The emergence of incubators in Pakistan is a recent development that has taken the startup sector by storm. Over the last few years, young and capable students, graduates, and experienced professionals have proven the depth of entrepreneurial ability that exists in the country by setting up several ...

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  • The idea of wealth signalling is not new to economic theory; for decades, purveyors of luxury cars, designer clothing, accessories, and countless other goods, have profited in the niche markets created to serve the rich in their desire to spend large sums of money on extremely expensive items. ...

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  • Every year as the summer months approach, the mountain ranges in the country attract hoards of tourists seeking a temporary respite from the sweltering sun that dominates the rest of the country. Over the last few decades, the number of visitors has risen at a striking pace and over a million ...

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  • Pakistan experienced its worst debt crisis back in the 1990s when the total debt to GDP ratio rose to a staggering 99.3%, the highest at that time in all of South Asia. The nineties saw the slowest growth, highest inflation and a state of economic affairs that no one expected a quick recovery from. ...

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  • Officially announced in 2014, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was the ray of hope Pakistan’s economy was desperate for. The extensive plan entails a national agenda for economic betterment, beginning from measures to be taken to increase energy production in the power-deficient ...

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  • With the dramatic world oil price slump that began in June 2015, all net importers seemingly rejoiced at the outset. The end of the year saw oil prices plummet and experts likened events to past historical oil shocks. Exporters lost billions of dollars while importers gained. But what does the ...

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