Daily Archives: January 17, 2017

NSG entry is not a farewell gift

Admission of non-NPTP signatories in Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) cannot be a “farewell gift” for countries to give to each other. China said on Monday in a sharp reaction...

Bangladesh Won’t Be the Next Pakistan in Equity Market, But

Despite the similarities in many cases, Bangladesh doesn’t have what it takes to be the next Pakistan. When it comes to its equity market potential, that is. But it...

Trumpian Uncertainty

Every January, I try to craft a forecast for the coming year. Economic forecasting is notoriously difficult; but, notwithstanding the truth expressed in Harry Truman’s request for a one-armed...

Serious job losses are taking place in India:Amartya Sen

More than two months after the demonetization, Nobel Laureate and economist Amartya Sen says that any proper “economic reasoning could not have sensibly led to such a ham-handed policy.”...

Rice shortage during New Year predicted in Sri Lanka

Commissioner General of Agrarian Development M. A. Sunil Weerasinghe Monday warned that there would be a severe shortage of rice in April as more than 20 per cent of...

Rising income inequality in South Asia: India’s Richest 1% Own 58% of Total Wealth

In signs of rising income inequality, India's richest 1 per cent now hold a huge 58 per cent of the country's total wealth -- higher than the global figure...

Pakistan to respond with full force in case of Indian surgical strikes: Asif

Defence Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Asif on Monday reiterated in the Senate that Pakistan's armed forces would respond with full force if India tried to carry out any surgical...

With 6.6% Growth in 2016, India To Lose Out To China: IMF

The economic activity is projected to pick up pace in 2017 and 2018 The global growth for 2016 is now estimated at 3.1 per cent In 2016, China with...

Nepal PM urges int’l community to invest in Nepal’s hydropower

Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal has appealed to the international community to invest in Nepal’s hydropower sector saying it has immense potential for development. The PM said...