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Unpacking Pakistan’s New IMF Bailout

The BGA Pakistan Team, led by Senior Advisor Aniq Zafar, wrote an update to clients on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout to Pakistan amid the fallout from the country’s devastating monsoon floods. Context The IMF approved the extension of Pakistan’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program on September 5, staving off a potential economic default. Following several months of negotiations, the IMF authorized the immediate disbursement of $1.2 billion and increased Pakistan’s total funding … Continue Reading

A small ginko leaf Aniq Zafar
Malaysia’s Next Election Looms After Najib Court Decision

The BGA Malaysia Team, led by Managing Director Hazree Turee, wrote an update to clients on the decision by Malaysia’s federal court to uphold former Prime Minister Najib’s conviction and jail sentence. …

A small ginko leaf Hazree Mohd Turee
New Philippine Budget Seeks Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

The BGA Philippines Team, led by Managing Director Victor Andres Manhit, wrote an update to clients on President Marcos’ first full-year budget which seeks inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Context Philippine President …

A small ginko leaf Victor Andres Manhit
Philippines Eyes New Economic Measures Under Marcos

The BGA Philippines Team, led by Managing Director Victor Andres Manhit, wrote an update to clients on proposed measures by the Philippines government to reduce debt and drive economic growth …

A small ginko leaf Victor Andres Manhit