• Analyzing the emerging markets rout

    Spearhead Analysis – 04.02.2016 By Hassaan Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research 2016 has kicked off with a $2.3 trillion rout in emerging markets stocks. Emerging markets are experiencing the worst start to a year on record with at least twenty six emerging/frontier markets entering bear territory. Fuelling this rout has been the continually …

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  • China’s slowdown in context

    Spearhead Analysis – 29.01.2016 By Hassaan Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Despite allegations of being manipulated, in absolute terms the recent numbers that have come out from China regarding China’s economic growth are still somewhat positive with a forecasted growth rate of 6.9% for this year. That’s almost three times the rate forecast …

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  • Cascading Danger

    Spearhead Analysis – 22.01.2016 ‘For India to suffer the violent effects of covert action in silence makes for poor internal as well as external policy. It is here that Pakistan will have to pay for Indian restraint (now frayed to the extreme), which in turn places before the Indian planner a …

    India-Pakistan Relations
  • Taxation and Amnesty Schemes

    Spearhead Analysis – 21.01.2016 By Moaz Masood Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Taxation presents itself as a core variable that not only determines a nation’s domestic policy but has a multi-pronged effect on the economic paradigm. The taxation policy can either welcome fresh investors, coax the old guards to inject more money through a …

    Tax Amnesty Schemes
  • Stock market woes: The initial days of the PSX

    Spearhead Analysis – 21.01.2016 By Hassaan Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The amalgamation of all of the country’s exchanges into the Pakistan Stock Exchange was supposed to be the herald of a new dawn of prosperity and stability for the equity market in Pakistan. Even before a single trading session had finished the …

    Pakistan Stock Exchange
  • The Parikar Boast

    Spearhead Analysis – 20.01.2016 2015 ended on what everyone thought was a positive note — Prime Minister Modi’s surprise visit to Pakistan and the decision to start a Comprehensive Dialogue between India and Pakistan. 2016 started with the January 1st attack by militants on India’s Pathankot Air Base in Jammu, …

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  • Dissecting the volatility between the Rupee and the dollar

    Spearhead Analysis – 13.01.2016 By Hassaan Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The foreign exchange market has been garnering significant attention for all the wrong reasons in recent times. From the conservative estimates of the hawala and hundi payments crossing the $15 billion mark for the year to the State Bank’s official warning to …

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  • Navigating Hard Realities

    Spearhead Analysis – 12.01.2016 By Ayesha N.I. Ahmad Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Foreign policy can be defined as the way in which, nations behave with each other on the world stage to boost their national interests. The foreign policy of Pakistan in this regard is one that seeks to maximize territorial integrity, …

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