• Of FDI and Subsidies

    Spearhead Analysis – 17.01.2017 By Farrukh Karamat Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) disclosed that for the period July to December 2016 the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) amounted to US$1.08 Billion, registering a growth of over 10 per cent versus the US$978 Million FDI for the same period in the …

  • The East-West and Putin’s Choice

    Spearhead Analysis – 16.01.2017 By Hira A. Shafi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Amongst the several uncertainties that the year has dawned with. A crucial one remains – The outcome of Trumps inclination towards Russia. Some say this “Nixon going to China” like move falls in the bigger framework of the policy for …

  • Exploring Russia’s Tilt to Pakistan

    Spearhead Opinion – 16.01.2017 By Shirin Naseer Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The evolving international order means states are constantly reshaping policies to suit their regional and international interests. There is little room for permanence and hardly any constant friends or foes. A country’s geographical location and strategic significance can at any point …

  • The Growth Story

    Spearhead Analysis – 13.01.2017 By Farrukh Karamat Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The World Bank in a recent report, “Global Economic Prospects; Weak Investment in Uncertain Times”, has revised Pakistan’s growth rate to 5.2 per cent for FY2017, and 5.5 per cent for FY2018. Previously growth forecast for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Pakistan …

  • The Economics of Child Labour

    Spearhead Analysis – 10.01.2017 By Farrukh Karamat Research Analyst, Spearhead Research “Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.” (Grace Abbott).  …

  • Economic Musings…

    Spearhead Analysis – 06.01.2017 Compiled by Spearhead Research Pakistan’s external debt is predicted to cross the staggering US$75 Billion mark. The debt situation has steadily worsened over the course of the last year as the government has continued with its policy of incessant borrowing from local and foreign institutions. While contracting loans …

  • Zardari: RETURN OF THE NATIVE

    Spearhead Analysis – 02.01.2017 By ShahBano Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Politics in Pakistan is in a state of flux: the electoral population has not only become active but is also more aware, public institutions are being scrutinized for their inefficiency, the democratically elected government has set a new economic pace for the …

  • Via Dubai

    Spearhead Analysis – 02.01.2017 By Hira A. Shafi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Dubai abides by the concept of mixing business with pleasure. A cauldron , brewing with an assortment of arts, cultures & luxuries. It has almost become synonymous with the term ‘dazzle’. It also appears to have skipped several steps of …

  • Pakistan’s CPEC Offer

    Spearhead Opinion – 02.01.2017 By Shirin Naseer Research Analyst, Spearhead Research This week marks the end of one of the toughest years for Pakistan with several important developments in the domain of foreign affairs. 2016 has experienced its fair share of highs and lows: strained civil military relations and natural calamities on …

    China, Pakistan and India
  • Gwadar: Where is the Water?

    Spearhead Analysis – 30.12.2016 By Farrukh Karamat Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Gwadar, Baluchistan, the proverbial jewel in the crown of the CPEC project. Grandiose real estate developments are being projected around Gwadar by some leading developers, who are advertising the area with images of a Dubai-like coast- and sky-line. The ground reality is …

    Gwadar Water