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September 2014 Blog Posts (2)

Bangladesh, India Among Most Vulnerable to Climate Change; Pakistan Close Behind

Bangladesh and India, along with several South East Asian and African nations, are the most vulnerable to climate change, while the United States, Canada and Western Europe are the least vulnerable, according to a recently-published assessment by Standard and Poor credit rating service.  The rich industrialized nations which have contribute the most to climate change are the least…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

China Seeks to Dominate India With Checkbook Diplomacy

A new study shows that China is now India's top trading partner, edging out the United Arab Emirates—India’s previous top trading partner—and is comfortably ahead of the US and Saudi Arabia. India-China annual trade volume now adds up to about $70 billion, and India is running a massive $40 billion trade deficit with China. China exports high-value, high-tech machines to India while…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 19, 2014 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

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    Pakistan Garment Industry Becoming More Cost Competitive With Bangladesh's?

    Low wages and trade deals with Western nations have helped Bangladesh build a $30 billion ready-made garments (RMG) industry that accounts for 80% of country's exports. Bangladesh is the world's second largest RMG exporter after China. Rising monthly wages of Bangladesh garment worker in terms of US dollars are now catching up with the minimum wage in Pakistan, especially after recent Pakistani rupee devaluation. Minimum monthly wage in Pakistan has declined from $136 last year to $107 now…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on January 12, 2019 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

    Pakistani Mini Invasion of China?

    Mid-1960s America saw a phenomenon called the "British Invasion". Anecdotal evidence suggests similar phenomenon, albeit on a smaller scale, is occurring in China with about 100,000 Pakistanis arriving there in recent years. While the growing presence of the Chinese in Pakistan gets a lot of press, there has been relatively little coverage of the movement of people in the other direction---from…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on January 10, 2019 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

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