KCCI Research offers a holistic view of the economy, and its different facets like taxation, budget, manufacturing sectors, social issues etc. It serves to apprise its readers with insightful analyses, in-depth information and statistics of several areas like trade, manufacturing (leather, textile, food and plastics etc.), services (franchising, SMEs), energy, financial sector (IMF, debt profiling), transport and infrastructure development (CPEC), bilateral relations (with China, Turkey etc.) and commodities.
Published in: June 2015
The Budget FY16 has once again been high on hopes and low on concrete measures. It has once again sacrificed the interests of business community for the sake of the tax avoiding elite, politicians, agriculturists and the bureaucracy.The budget largely appears to be a maze of number gimmickry where performance comparison of FY15 has been made with earlier years when the nation was undergoing economic turmoil.
Published in: June 2015
The Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) has been the star performer in terms of revenue collection as it managed to collect PKR 109Bn against budgeted revenue target of PKR 107Bn in FY15. However, none of this high revenue benefitted the business community of Karachi and Sindh, nor did it result in any significant betterment in the weakening infrastructure of the province and its capital. Thus, how effective the 18th amendment has been till yet in bringing a better governance and hence a better life for the citizens of Pakistan is a contentious issue, and needs to be pondered over.
Published in: May 2015
Pakistan has entered into numerous trade agreements over the course of the last decade, and many more such agreements are in the offing. One such agreement is the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Turkey on which talks have been initiated. But before embarking on new agreements, Pakistan should pause and evaluate the outcomes of its last agreements, and ask some soul searching questions. The pressing questions that Pakistan faces at this juncture is that has Pakistan been able to realize the potential of the existing agreements, at least to an acceptable level. These are some of the issues that we will try to address here, as well as giving some suggestions for future negotiations.
Published in: April 2015
Technology has changed everyday lifestyles and with cutting edge advancement, the world has increasingly become more proficient in its manufacturing skills. For developing nations like Pakistan, industrialization plays a key role in economic progress.
Published in: March 2015
This report covers analysis on precipitous decline in the global oil prices by taking into account brief scenario of the international economic dynamics followed by its associated effect on the macroeconomic situation of Pakistan.
Published in: February 2015
The second part, “To Tax or Not to Tax Agriculture” highlights the fact that the agriculture sector, in spite of its representation in the national GDP of 21%, and in spite of having an income of an estimated PKR 3.89Tn annually contributes next to nothing as taxes. On the contrary, the industrial sector, though also having the same share of 21% in GDP contributes a mammoth 60% to the exchequer as taxes.