A safe-haven for Muslims did not mean a religious state – speech to generals & colonels from around the world on Pakistan

A safe-haven for Muslims did not mean a religious state

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Leapfrogging into the light

Financial Times | 27 March, 2017 Solar systems help Rwanda government switch from provider to regulator of electricity by Imaduddin Ahmed Mobile phones were the “leapfrog” infrastructure of the last decade. They allowed governments and companies in developing countries to skip installing landline systems underground. Off-grid solar home systems are proving to be the leapfrog…

What’s in a name?

BY IMADUDDIN AHMED “India” should be a shared nomenclature between the Republic of India and Pakistan Pakistan Today | 20 March, 2017 Disputes over the Indus waters divide the Republic of India and Pakistan. There is talk of talks in Lahore this month between the countries’ representatives. Recognising shared historical identity stemming from the river…

Crowd-sourcing an apology to Bangladesh

Pakistan Today | Dec 9, 2015 By Imaduddin Ahmed   In 44 years, the state of Pakistan has failed to make an official apology for the war crimes committed by its armed forces against the people of Bangladesh in 1971. With the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ recent denial of atrocities, it is unlikely one is…

Regulating Frontier Market Funds as Value Creating Enterprises

Imaduddin Ahmed I.      Introduction Do the current U.S. laws regulating the fund-raising activities of private equity funds raising capital for portfolio companies adequately balance the interests of sophisticated investors seeking higher returns, foreign private equity funds and firms in least developing countries requiring growth capital with the interests of lay investors? This is the question…

China’s economic rise will not make it the dominant political power

Given its domestic market size, resources and untapped potential for leverage, China, according to Goldman Sachs’ projected rates of growth, is set to become the largest state economy by 2030.[1] The other BRIC economies, meanwhile, are projected to an aggregate economy worth half of the USA’s by that time, which will be relegated to the second largest economy….

A better bid for Bitronic – a Management Buy-Out case study

Bitronic CEO Peter Weilmuenster knew that he was not facing a zero-sum game – maximum value for parent company EMTS’ creditor did not have to come at the expense of the future of Bitronic, its employees and his own career. In the upcoming CeBIT technology fair, he had a lever with which to build a…

Foreign direct investment into Latin America

Recommended reading by Professor of International Economics Krohn, with a summary by Erika Tabacniks and me below. Daniel Chudnovsky and Andres Lopez, ‘Foreign Direct Investment and Development: the Mercosur Experience,’ CEPAL Review #92, August 2007. http://www.eclac.org/publicaciones/xml/0/31920/ChudnovskyLopez.pdf Ruth Rios-Morales y David O’Donovan, Can the Latin American and Caribbean countries emulate the Irish model of FDI attraction? CEPAL Review #88, April 2006….

China’s economic rise will not make it the dominant political power

Imaduddin Ahmed Tufts Roundtable Given its domestic market size, resources and untapped potential for leverage, China, according to Goldman Sachs’ projected rates of growth, is set to become the largest state economy by 2030.[1] The other BRIC economies, meanwhile, are projected to an aggregate economy worth half of the USA’s by that time, which will…

Playing to the homesick crowd

by Imaduddin Ahmed The Friday Times | 24 March, 2006 For expatriates, cricket represents a tangible symbol of being Pakistani and gives hope that better times lie ahead [newer version] I grew up in England, yet I never felt ‘English’. I was born in Lahore but emigrated months after via San Francisco to England, where…