Entries by Obortunity Research

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CPEC — challenges and solutions

Gilgit-Baltistan is home to over 50 mountain peaks above 7,000 metres and three of the world’s largest glaciers that are also the greatest pure water storage assets for Pakistan. According to estimates by G-B’s Water and Power Department, around 45,000MW of hydropower can be produced through utilisation of these water resources. Yet due to the […]

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CPEC to further enhance growing Pak-Iran relations

ISLAMABAD: The Ambassador of Pakistan to Iran Asif Durrani has said that the successful completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would further boost Pakistan-Iran cooperation as a transit hub for the region. He said this during a reception to commemorate the 78th Pakistan’s National Day in Tehran, said a message received here on Wednesday. Highlighting the […]

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IMF director discusses CPEC’s impact on Pakistan’s economy

BEIJING: The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Director, Jihad Azour called on the Minister for Interior and Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal, on Thursday and discussed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and its impact on the development of Pakistan and the region. During a meeting held on the sidelines of a high-level conference on the Belt […]

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Investors to get hefty incentives for industries in Special Economic Zones

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani and Chinese investors, preparing to set up industry in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will get significant incentives including exemption from duties and taxes, concessional loans, land on instalments and the facility of one window operation to help them in dealing with federal and provincial departments. According to an official document of China Pakistan Economic […]

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China not afraid of trade war, chides US for starting one

BEIJING: China warned it would fight back “at any cost” with fresh measures to safeguard its interests if the United States sticks to its protectionist actions, after President Donald Trump threatened an extra $100 billion in tariffs in a worsening trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies. Responding to Trump’s comments, the commerce ministry on […]

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Pakistan’s strengthening financial market attracts Chinese fintech giant

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistani market is attracting the attention of the Chinese entrepreneurs, a popular Chinese Fintech company, Webull, is all set to jump in to capitalise on the huge financial bonanza – making a new edition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Having witnessed an unprecedented boom in the recent years, China’s internet finance industry currently […]

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Karachi to Peshawar Motorway Expected to Bring New Investment Opportunities in Karachi

China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a multi-billion dollar project, is set to bring investment in Karachi, which can be assessed from what is being invested on road infrastructure of the motorway project.  According to a World Group’s Study “Transforming Karachi into Livable and Competitive City” published recently, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) may influence the future development […]