8 results about CENTRAL ASIA


The Emerging Political Economy of OBOR

October 24, 2016

This report explores the implications of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative on the politics and economics of Central Asia. The analysis calls into question the underlying assumption... READ MORE


Pak, Iran talks on FTA fail to make further progress

August 7, 2016

Negotiations between Pakistan and Iran on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have failed to make any further progress as Iran hasn't given the draft of Free Trade Framework agreement to Pakistan. READ MORE


Free talks with Korea likely to start after June

February 23, 2016

South Korean Ambassador Dr Song Jong-hwan has voiced the hope that formal negotiations with Pakistan for a free trade agreement will start immediately after June this year and called trade liberalisat... READ MORE


Turks underscore need for signing free trade deal

January 26, 2016

Members of a delegation from Turkey have underscored the need for signing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with a view to boost the existing trade ties between Pakistan and Turkey. During their visit to the... READ MORE


Free Trade with Iran

January 21, 2016

The Premier and Army Chief’s diplomatic trip can be dubbed a success considering Pakistan’s apparent haste to initiate a free trade agreement (FTA) with Iran in the wake of lifting of sanctions on Teh... READ MORE


Misplaced Trade Deals

January 20, 2016

Pakistan’s trade policy in recent years seems rather confusing and purposeless, to put it mildly. With the global economy slowing down post 2008 and remaining so till today, and with commodity prices... READ MORE


Pakistan, Turkey ink MoU for promoting trade and exports

January 11, 2016

The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Radiant Businessmen Forum (RBF) of Turkey with the objective of promoting Pakistan’s trade and e... READ MORE


Global Value-Chains and Connectivity in Developing Asia - with application to the Central and West Asian Region

November 1, 2014

An increasingly important part of international trade consists of fragmentation of the production process, with differing tasks in the global value chain (GVC) being undertaken in different locatio... READ MORE