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Category: Pakistan

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Why Are Pakistan’s Stock and Financial Markets Soaring, Really?  / Stock-Markets / Pakistan

By: Dan_Steinbock

During six decades of US aid, Pakistan’s living standards plunged. But in the past year, Asia’s largest frontier market delivered foretaste of its promise – with China’s support.

Recently, Pakistan’s stock market crossed the 46,000 point milestone. Investor sentiment is increasingly bullish. In the past year, Pakistan’s equity markets beat those of China and India by a wide margin. The former was up 16%, whereas the latter were in negative for the year.

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Housing-Market

Monday, August 29, 2016

Pakistan Booming House Prices Housing Market Mania Kabza Mafia Warning! / Housing-Market / Pakistan

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The Pakistani housing market is booming and to a lesser degree is India's, in fact many areas of Pakistan are in the grip of a mania driven by the same forces that are driving the likes of the UK housing market into stratosphere, drivers such as the population explosion, government rampant money printing, all of which have driven what were deemed as being valueless properties as compared to those in the west a decade ago to levels that rival properties across most UK cities even when valued in sterling, dollars or euro's!

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Economics

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pakistan Stands Strong During Emerging Market Uncertainty / Economics / Pakistan

By: Submissions

Dylan Waller writes: China’s currency devaluation in August created an FX turmoil for a large number of countries in Asia, and with a potential Fed rate hike coming this December, it may be befitting to turn to overlooked areas in Asia to achieve a solid portfolio return. Despite the rapid growth of Pakistan’s economy and its stock exchange, it remains a relegated destination for investment, and a country that Asia based hedge funds consider to be too risky.   The Karachi Stock Exchange has had a 1 year return of 13.95%, making it one of the best performing stock markets in Asia.  Pakistan’s currency is another bright spot for the country, as it has only had a 4.9% YTD depreciation against the USD.  With much of Asia suffering from high FX losses and less superior performing stock markets, Pakistan’s recent performance gives it a prestigious standing in Asia.  

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Politics

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pakistan and the Problem of U.S. Military Aid / Politics / Pakistan

By: MISES

Salmaan A. Khan writes: “Trade, not aid” said the current prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif. It was six years after its 1947 independence from India that Pakistan experienced a near-famine due to two failed crop seasons from lack of monsoon rains. Meanwhile, Pakistan didn’t have enough hard currency to buy wheat on the international market. The US State Department considered Pakistan on the brink of starvation, so President Eisenhower gained approval from Congress to send one million tons of wheat (known as the Wheat Aid Act), thus beginning Pakistan’s tragic addiction to US foreign aid.

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Politics

Thursday, February 21, 2013

U.S. and Saudi Terror Network Seeks to Destroy Pakistan Nation State / Politics / Pakistan

By: Global_Research

Tony Cartalucci writes: Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwest Baluchistan province, bordering both US-occupied Afghanistan as well as Iran, was the site of a grisly market bombing that has killed over 80 people. According to reports, the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has claimed responsibility for the attack. Billed as a “Sunni extremist group,” it instead fits the pattern of global terrorism sponsored by the US, Israel, and their Arab partners Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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Politics

Thursday, April 12, 2012

War Imminent between Pakistan and India Over Water? / Politics / Pakistan

By: OilPrice_Com

A peaceful and stable Pakistan is integral to western efforts to pacify Afghanistan, but Islamabad's obsessions with its giant eastern neighbor may render such issues moot.

Since partition in 1947, Pakistan and India have fought four armed conflicts, in 1947, 1965, 1971 (which led to the establishment of Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan) and the 1999 Kargil clash.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Investing in Pakistan, Fundamental Economic and Markets Outlook for 2012 / Stock-Markets / Pakistan

By: Bilal_Khan

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleExecutive Summary

If 2011 was the year of living dangerously, then 2012 is likely to be the year of living adventurously for those investors who choose to invest in Pakistan. Our view on Pakistan’s investment outlook remains positive and is driven by the following key convictions:

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Politics

Saturday, December 03, 2011

America's War on Pakistan, Anti-NATO Protests across Pakistan / Politics / Pakistan

By: Rick_Rozoff

Countrywide protests continue against Nato attack

LAHORE: Thousands of people turned out in the streets of Pakistan Friday to denounce the unprovoked Nato attacks of last Saturday that resulted in the deaths of over two dozen Pakistani soldiers.

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Politics

Saturday, November 26, 2011

NATO Kills 28 Pakistani Troops, Pakistan Army Prepares for Border War / Politics / Pakistan

By: Submissions

PTI Submits: At least 28 Pakistani soldiers were killed today when NATO helicopters and combat jets fired on two border posts in the country's northwest, prompting army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to direct his troops to prepare for ''an effective response'' even as authorities cut off all supplies for US forces in Afghanistan.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pakistan's Energy Crisis and U.S. Interests / Politics / Pakistan

By: OilPrice_Com

On 7 October 2001, the opening phase of "Operation Enduring Freedom" U.S. military campaign began, which quickly drove the Taliban and its al-Qaida affiliates from Kabul on 12 November.

Since then, 1,760 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan along with 942 International Security Assistance Force soldiers, a total of 2,702 foreign military dead, with no end in sight.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Wikileaks Puts Politically Weak Pakistan Under Pressure, Nuclear, Zadari Assassination, Coup Risk / Politics / Pakistan

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWikiLeaks latest U.S. embassy cable releases on war torn Pakistan, that is currently subject to a similar level of terrorism against its civilian population than that which is taking place in either Afghanistan or Iraq, it's politically weak government that is hit by a 7/7 terror event virtually every second day, could be pushed over the edge by the most recent wikileaks into a state of political chaos and uncertainty.

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Politics

Saturday, October 16, 2010

U.S. Plans To Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal War Rumour / Politics / Pakistan

By: Rick_Rozoff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTwo recent news items emanating from the United States have begun to reverberate in Pakistan and give rise to speculation that growing American drone strikes and NATO helicopter attacks in that country may be the harbingers of far broader actions: Nothing less than the expansion of the West’s war in Afghanistan into Pakistan with the ultimate goal of seizing the nation’s nuclear weapons.

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Politics

Monday, October 04, 2010

Pakistan Flood Disaster Strategic Ramifications Expected / Politics / Pakistan

By: Global_Intel_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFlooding along the Indus River Valley in Pakistan, beginning in July 2010, seems set to be a pivotal strategic factor in the Northern Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf region. It should be expected to significantly affect the conduct and outcome of the US-led Coalition military operations in Afghanistan.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

NATO Expands Afghan War Into Pakistan / Politics / Pakistan

By: Rick_Rozoff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOn October 7 the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization military allies will begin the tenth year of their war in Afghanistan, over 3,000 miles from NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

The following month midterm elections will be held in the U.S. and NATO will hold a two-day summit in Portugal. The American administration is eager to achieve, or appear to have achieved, a foreign policy triumph in an effort to retain Democratic Party control of the Congress and NATO something to show for the longest and largest military mission in its 61 years of existence.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pakistan and the U.S. Exit From Afghanistan / Politics / Pakistan

By: STRATFOR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBob Woodward has released another book, this one on the debate over Afghanistan strategy in the Obama administration. As all his books do, the book has riveted Washington. It reveals that intense debate occurred over what course to take, that the president sought alternative strategies and that compromises were reached. But while knowing the details of these things is interesting, what would have been shocking is if they hadn’t taken place.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pakistan Cricket Shame, Floods Disaster Maximum Point of Market Pessimism Is Coming For Investor Opportunity / Stock-Markets / Pakistan

By: Submissions

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBilal Khan writes: Pakistan was again in the news over the weekend but not for the recent floods. Its cricketers were in the headlines and for all the wrong reasons. Commenting now on an ongoing investigation would be premature and would only be fair after the authorities have conducted a comprehensive investigation. However one comment that can be made is that it will further erode what ever credibility the country had left after decades of blatant corruption by its leaders and will make donors already reluctant to give to Pakistan shy away further.

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Politics

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pakistan Crippled by Staggering Foreign Debt, Hit by Environmental and Humanitarian Disaster / Politics / Pakistan

By: Global_Research

Damien Millet writes: Because of torrential rains lasting several days Pakistan is facing one of the worst predicaments in human and material terms for the last 80 years. The damage inflicted is stunning. About 22 million people are affected by the floods. Many infrastructures have been unable to withstand the onslaught of rain. Roads and harbours can no longer be used. Millions of people have had to leave their houses, and the UN estimates that there are 5 million left homeless. Makeshift refugee camps have been set up, and some 1 million people already live there in disgraceful sanitary conditions. The south of the country, and more particularly the province of Sindh, has been badly shaken by this catastrophe. Economic losses amount to billions with the farming industry severely hit, large tracts of farmland having been destroyed.

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Politics

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pakistan Floods, From Natural Disaster to Social Catastrophe / Politics / Pakistan

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSnehal Shingavi writes: The floods which have devastated huge areas of Pakistan may be an act of nature, but the worsening humanitarian crisis that followed is a direct result of the failures of Pakistan's venal leaders – and the impact of the U.S. “war on terror.”

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Politics

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pakistan Floods Disaster and U.S. Humanitarian Warfare / Politics / Pakistan

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFelicity Arbuthnot writes: .. to wade through slaughter ... and shut the gates of mercy on mankind." Thomas Gray (1716-1771.)

The scale of the disaster caused by the floods in Pakistan, is barely comprehensible. As Juan Cole has written, expressing near disbelief : "The submerged area of the country is as big as the United Kingdom, fourteen million Pakistanis are affected, two million are homeless." Six million need immediate relief, according to the UN., and thirty six thousand are suffering from acute diarrhoeal symptoms, with cholera already diagnosed. 1,600 are reported dead, with the number certain to multiply. Famine is a real possibility.

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Politics

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Pakistan Floods, Corrupt President Zadari Could Not Careless for Pakistanis / Politics / Pakistan

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Whilst Pakistan drowns with over 2,000 dead and 14 million displaced by the worst floods in its history, the so called President of Pakistan remains sat in England as part of his political tour of Europe so as to bolster his political support and funds.

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