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Country Report Pakistan

  • ID: 2101420
  • May 2016
  • Region: Pakistan
  • 25 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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South Asia will remain one of the fastest-growing regions in the world for the foreseeable future, thanks to rapidly rising consumer spending and an improving investment outlook. However, growth in the region is below potential owing to a key weakness. Relatively low levels of intra-regional trade and a failure to integrate in many global value chains have long held back investment, both domestic and foreign, as well as employment growth. Unless connectivity improves and governments within the region pursue closer integration, intra-regional trade is set to remain low, which will weigh on its economic prospects.

Policymakers in South Asia have long envied the economies of East and South-east Asia, where close intra-regional trade has helped to improve access to global value chains and provided the backdrop for investment and employment growth. By contrast, despite common historical and cultural bonds, efforts at forging closer trade and economic ties at regional level have reaped only small dividends-such as in trade facilitation and policy harmonisation-in recent years in South Asia. This is mainly owing to relatively poor infrastructure, a weak security environment in some READ MORE >

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Country Report Pakistan

Regional economic integration still a distant prospect
Looking inward
Looking outward
Political obstacles will dominate

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