Pakistan's Economy

The last few months have been some of the most violent in the recent history of Pakistan; over six hundred people have been killed in militant attacks there.

One of the most recent bombings was on the country's business capital, Karachi raising new fears about the stability of the city and of Pakistan's economy.

The economy has also been hit by inflation, the global downturn, and a crippling power shortage. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports from Karachi.

Plus, why are forecasts so often wrong? Lesley Curwen discusses the principles of forecasting with Scott Armstrong, Professor of Marketing at Wharton Business School, and Peter Firestein, president of Global Strategic, an expert on corporate reputation.

And Jeremy Wagstaff ponders on our physical interactions with mobile devices.

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Thu 21 Jan 2010 02:40 GMT

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