As consumers, we are all paying GST on various goods and services in our daily lives. By becoming aware about key aspects of GST, we can better appreciate the role of GST in nation-building; can educate our friends and relatives; can raise voice confidently against any malpractices; can be aRead More →

Despite bitcoin’s growing credibility among individual and institutional investors, the cryptocurrency’s skyrocketing price is causing some concern. Investors and speculators are biting into bitcoin — in a big way. The price of the cryptocurrency surged by nearly 1,900% in 2017, to an average high of $19,499 on December 15 acrossRead More →

At what point did the gift card become so much more valuable than cash during the holiday season? It seems akin to the early marketing of diamonds. However, gift cards are far from forever. Unlike cash, gift cards expire. And any remaining balance is returned to the producer. Gift cardsRead More →

“A king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar” (Hamlet). Does that make the king a progressive? As the year 2017 ended, NDTV (New Delhi Television) reported the exciting news from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “He said that it is time for the country to transform fromRead More →

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that all arrangements for using the Chinese currency for trade and investment are already in place. The central bank of Pakistan has given permission for the Chinese yuan to be used for investment and bilateral trade deals, which will eventually replace the dollarin Pakistan-China trade. The increase in tradeRead More →

The last three decades have seen the Chinese experience an absolutely unprecedented increase in human well-being. Poverty — and we are talking about serious, hand-to-mouth poverty (not having trouble affording insurance that pays for million-dollar cancer treatments) — has dropped from about 60% to under 5%. Forests of skyscrapers roseRead More →