In this issue:
Pakistan’s e-commerce market nearly doubles to Rs40bh
Pakistan’s e-commerce market almost doubled in fiscal year 2017-18 as digitalisation paved the way for the services sector to increase its contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP)
Pakistan Enigma: Why Is Financial Inclusion Happening So Slowly?
2017 Global Findex revealed only modest growth in financial inclusion since 2014, with 21 percent of adults having accounts.
China’s ‘Belt and Road’, e-commerce to redefine shipping lines
The face of global shipping may be altered and seaborne trade flows and patterns redefined in the wake of new factors such as digitalisation, e-commerce and the China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative which are increasingly unfolding.
SBP to Regulate Fintech, E-Money & EMIs
In order to achieve financial inclusion through different services, State Bank of Pakistan has planned to regulate fintech and companies dealing with electronic money or Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) throughout the country.