PAKISTAN OUTLOOK

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Pakistan Economic & Strategic Outlook – May 2007

Wed, 09 May 2007

Dear Investors,

In continuation of Global Investment House coverage of emerging economies, we have come out with the economic report on Pakistan, which is one of the few exhaustive coverages on the country . The report examines the potential of the Pakistan’s economy, including the performances of various key sectors, and the development & performance of the stock exchange. In addition to this, report sheds light on key vulnerable points in Pakistan’s economy such as its external debt. Pakistan’s real GDP grew at a CAGR of 6.8% from US$62.4bn in 2002 to US$82.1bn in 2006. On year-on-year basis however preliminary figures point out that real GDP grew at a slower rate in the year 2006 (6.6%) compared to 2005 (8.6%). Slower growth (as expected, following a cyclical peak in the previous year) was the result of reduced contributions to GDP growth from agriculture and industry. Pakistan had an external debt of about 28% of GDP (at Jun-06). However, it has been consistently decreasing for last few years and has come down from about 47% of GDP in Jun-02 to 28% of GDP in Jun-06. The government of Pakistan is keen on opening of economy and has taken several measures to promote trade with Asia and rest of world. Reflecting the liberal economy and improving investment environment stock market in Pakistan has shown rapid growth in last few years. Value and volume traded on bourses have improved significantly over last few years reflecting the increasing liquidity in the market and market cap/GDP ratio too have improved reflecting the improving penetration of the market. We believe Pakistan economy is likely to grow well in coming years and Pakistan would continue to attract investments from foreign countries, which would further boost its economy.

In order to view the full report, kindly click on the link below:

http://www.globalinv.net/research/Pakistan-Economic-052007.pdf

To view more reports on the Kuwaiti and other markets, please visit our website:

http://www.globalinv.net

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Global Investment House – Kuwait

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Pakistan Economic & Strategic Outlook – May 2007

Global Investment House – Kuwait

research@research.global.com.kw

Wed, 09 May 2007

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