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Nov

How World Bank Arbitrators Mugged Pakistan by Jeffrey D. Sachs

How World Bank Arbitrators Mugged Pakistan By: Jeffrey D. Sachs Published in Project Syndicate, November 26, 2019 Thanks to the World Bank’s flawed and corrupt investment arbitration process, the rich are making a fortune at the expense of poor countries. The latest shakedown is a $5.9 billion award against Pakistan’s government in favor of two global mining […]

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Nov

Second Meeting of the Economic History Society Held on October 29th, 2019

The Graduate Institute of Development [GIDS] hosted Second Economic History Society Meeting on October 29 th , 2019 at 11:30 A.M. at Lahore School of Economics (City Campus). The meeting was attended by distinguished guests such as Dr. Asad Sayeed, Dr. Pervaiz Vandal, Mr. Raza Ali, and Dr. Kamil Khan Mumtaz. The meeting started with a welcome[…]

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Nov

SBP allows freelancers to get up to $5,000 in payments

Salman Siddiqui Published in The Express Tribune, November 26th, 2019 KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has apparently devised a strategy to receive additional workers’ remittances of at least $1.2 billion per year, as it has allowed freelancers to receive foreign payments of up to $5,000 per individual per month. Earlier, the limit for such inward[…]