A LARGE misunderstanding is growing that Pakistan has just opened the door to settling all bilateral trade with China in yuan instead of the dollar. It all began when, in response to repeated queries on the subject, the State Bank put out a press release on Jan 2 saying that such trade has been open for years, and there is no bar to using the yuan to settle payments for trade and investment from China.
YES, we can say it’s all very funny until the bombs begin to drop. The brand new year 2018 began with the president of the United States apparently having a meltdown on Twitter. Some pointed out that it was a full moon night, and not only that, it was a super moon, and that might explain the bizarre spectacle. Who knows! I have yet to hear another more cogent explanation, even though the White House spokesperson was given a chance to provide one in a press conference the following day.
THIS was the one year that Pakistan needed a strong finance minister. The economy had been on a mild recovery that was gaining momentum since 2013. Growth rates in the real sector had revived, investment was rising. Power generation rose as load-shedding fell and the crippling gas shortages of the pre-2013 period were receding from memory. But a crucial corner had been turned in this growth story even before the year opened.
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Selecting a term
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