Ali Akbar

  • TDonors and policymakers in developing countries have placed a key focus on Financial Inclusion in the development policy agenda. The rationale for financial inclusion is simple; through inclusivity, marginalized segments of the society e.g. lower income strata, women and youth are provided with an ...

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  • T"When we were bad, we were awful and when we were good, we were just good enough". Aptly put words by Andrew Strauss the England captain, they just about summarise England's regaining of the Ashes. Australia lost even though their best bowlers - Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus and Mitchell Johnson - ...

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  • TCould this be third time lucky for Andy Roddick? Today's (Sunday's) Wimbledon final would be his third meeting with Roger Federer for the most prestigious title in tennis. But it is how Roddick got to the finals in the first place is the real story. It was a monumental upset of Andy Murray, a ...

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  • TIt has taken an inordinately long time, but Shahid Afridi has finally come of age. His performance in the T20 semi final against South Africa was the stuff of legends. The batting was restrained, with the hitting confined to the vacant spaces. There were no wild-eyed swipes that have tormented his ...

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