Economic Review

Quarterly journal provides articles, index and abstracts on financial institutions and markets, economic forecasting, macroeconomics, monetary policy, payment systems and international and regional economics.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 11, November

A Multinational Perspective of Doing Business in Pakistan
Among the fastest growing organizations in the country, ICI Pakistan is headed by Naseem S. Mirza, its Chairman and Chief Executive. His mission is to undertake pioneering industrial activities beyond the competence of most domestic companies. Reproduced...
An Overview of Pakistan's Textile Industry
Textile industry in Pakistan needs to carefully assess where it is going and where it wishes to go. We have to move towards increasing export earnings from downstreams products - value-added items. Setting up of a textile ministry, improving quality...
Crude Oil Prices Projected to Rise $18 a Barrel in 1995
Crude oil prices are likely to rise gradually to $18 a barrel by late 1995 from the recent price of $16 a barrel because of continuing growth in demand world-wide, particularly in Asia, according to projections by the US Energy Information Administration...
Downswing Persists
Stock market has shown a tremendous growth in the last few months. The listed has growth from Rs. 58 billion in 1992 to Rs. 95 million in 1994 (up to November). Market capitalisation has also witnessed substantials growth from Rs. 200 billion in December...
Environmental Awareness Has Been Slow but Palpable
Bearing the worst environmental circumstances in Pakistan we should be the most concerned nation as how to improve the situation. Though rest of the world today are also greatly concerned about the accelerating pace of environmental degradation caused...
Government to Monitor Reinsurance
- PIC Tower Inaugurated The government will monitor its offer to Pakistan Insurance Corporation (PIC) to undertake deregulation of re-insurance by reducing cession by insurance companies from 30 per cent to 20 per cent. This was stated by Chaudhry Ahmed...
IDBP's Role in Development
The concept of development and the process of industrialisation are synonymous. The dominant criteria for development have been closely linked with economic well being and quality of life. They are a major contributory factor in generating employment...
Improving Marketing System of Milk in Punjab
The three major milk production systems are rural subsistence, rural market oriented, and pari urban plus commercial. The most important middlemen in the marketing system are the rural milk traders or dodhis. The only processed fluid milk said is longlife...
Insurance Companies on KSE - 1993
The insurance market in Pakistan over the last few years is characterized by a high degree of over capacity. While the potentials for growth do exist, public awareness to the need for insurance protection remain very low. There are 32 companies on the...
International Business in Pakistan
These are the excerpts from welcome address by Mr. Nisar A. Memon, President, Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented at a meeting with the members of French Economic Delegation on the occasion of their visit to OICCI&I on November...
Lakson Tobacco Company Ltd
A multinational company - was incorporated on February 10, 1969. The project went into production on August 18, 1971 with manufacturing capacity of 1200 million cigarettes per year on single shift basis. The present capacity increased to 14,850 million...
National Policy for Special Education
A National Trust for the disabled should be established to execute national policies and formulate and implement plans for the disabled, strengthen and expand the existing institutions and set up new institutions and maintain cadres of special education...
O'h! Peace of Karachi Come Back
Fear and uncertainty looms large over Karachi. The investment is being driven away and the industrial activity is nearly coming to a halt. Rumours of all kinds are afloat ranging from handing over Karachi to Islamabad to Karachi being given the status...
Pakistan's Economy Has Tremendous Potentials
Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto gave interview to Financial Times when she visited - UK recently. Extracts of this interview is being reproduced below: Question from the Financial Times: Pakistan's economic policies have been praised by many observers,...
Palm Oil a 'Nutritious Natural Gift to Mankind.'
Malaysia is a land where people can live peacefully and enjoy comfortably; they are polite and helpful: Some Food Nutrition Journalists from Africa, South Asia, Malaysia were nominated to participate in the Palm Oil awareness programme organised by Malaysian...
Role of Multinational Companies in Pakistan Economy
Out of 659 companies on the list of KSE, 47 companies are multinationals. The minimum sales revenue of Rs. 0.12 million was recorded by Dadabhoy Padube Ltd., while the maximum sales revenue of Rs. 18,837.64 million was shown by Shell Pakistan Limited...
Role of PIC in the Economic Development of Pakistan
The Pakistan Insurance Corporation's role in the economic development of Pakistan has been quite significant. The local insurance industry both in private and public sectors has successfully been provided with the requisite reinsurance protection by...
Schon Refinery to Start Production in 1996
SYED TAHIR HUSSAIN, Vice Chairman, Schon Group expresses satisfaction over the investment climate in Pakistan and appreciates government's efforts of privatisation and deregulation. Following are the excerpts of his interview:- Economic Review: In your...