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China: Daily Scan, October 5, 2021

U.S. trade chief seeks "frank conversations" with China: Xinhuanet October 5, 2021 U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai said on Monday that the United States seeks "frank conversations" with the Chinese side on issues including...

An Uncertain Outlook for Pakistan’s Economy

Pakistan is a country in which the economy has remained in a perpetual state of crisis. If we look at the track record of Pakistan, we see a problematic situation. Quite categorically we see from human development indicators like health and...

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Central Asia

Introduction The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is so profound that the world will never be the same again. Human communication, social norms and habits have transformed immensely due to this. More digitalisation and less physical interactions have...

Economy in stress- Covid-19 and Pakistan

A strange paranoia has gripped the world. As Covid-19 accelerates there seems to be uncertainty, chaos and anxiety about the future world order. The world is also grappling with the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the economy, as it is not just a...

COVID-19 in Tajikistan: From Denial to Full-scale Crisis

Despite being surrounded by the countries with positive cases of coronavirus, the Tajik Government had consistently denied the existence of the virus until April 30 when 15 cases were reported. This announcement was made when the World Health...

Pakistan: Worsening Economic Condition

Pakistan was already going through an economic slowdown when the COVID outbreak took place. It had received the US $ 6 billion of assistance from the IMF under Extended Fund Facility last year. The money came with conditions. The IMF policy of...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 29, 2020

Economic IMF says pandemic may skew economic data and cause them to be less accurate The coronavirus pandemic “has disrupted the production of many key statistics,” the International Monetary Fund said in a blog post this week. The IMF explained...

Pakistan Study Group Report: April 2020

A meeting of the Pakistan Study Group was held via video conferencing on 29 April 2020. The main items on the agenda were the COVID-19 situation in Pakistan and China-Pakistan relations. COVID-19 Situation in Pakistan Impact on Civil-military...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 13, 2020

Economic Japan, US affirm need for WTO reform Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer affirmed the need for reforms to the World Trade Organization in a phone call on May 12, the Foreign Ministry said. The...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 27, 2020

Economic IMF, WTO Urge Caution on Export Restrictions The International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization warned on April 24 that export restrictions on medical supplies and food "can be dangerously counterproductive" as countries...

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