Economic and Financial Updates

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25 March 2022

Aga Khan Economic Planning Board, USA: Economic Advisory 

The U.S. economic fundamentals appear to be strong as COVID-19 restrictions are rapidly being lifted across the nation. However, rising inflation, lingering concerns about the pandemic, and the current conflict in Ukraine are causing substantial volatility and uncertainty. Therefore, it is best to exercise caution and prudence in all investment and financial decisions during this time.

 

Retirement Savings Program
Retirement Savings Program
6 February 2022

The National Economic Planning Board has dedicated February as Retirement Savings Month. It is VITAL that you plan for your retirement as it will provide an improved quality of life in later years. Informational webinars and knowledge articles will be shared throughout the month to help you start your journey.

How to Protect Your Credit
How to Protect Your Credit
30 August 2021

Our ability to make choices are affected by our credit scores from housing to personal transportation and much more. Take a look at how we can protect and improve our credit score.

Retirement savings month - Envision your retirement!
Retirement savings month - Envision your retirement!
26 February 2021

The National Economic Planning Board has dedicated February as Retirement Savings Month. Being aware of the importance of saving and taking necessary steps to regularly fund a retirement account is the first step. Informational webinars and knowledge articles will be shared throughout the month to help you start your journey.

Hospitality – U.S. and Global Perspectives
20 May 2020

View this detailed pre-recorded discussion that features COVID-19 trends, global and national trends, information on the focus service and extensive stay branded hotel sector. This video also features information on the management of properties, management of debt, and the future outlook of the hospitality industry. 

Paycheck Protection Program - Guide to Completing Form 3508 for Loan Forgiveness
20 May 2020

This video provides step-by-step instructions to complete Form 3508 of SBA to apply for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program.

State of the Economy with Ali Velshi
15 May 2020

View this pre-recorded discussion that highlighted COVID-19 trends, state of the economy in the USA and globally, implications for key professional segments, business areas and sectors that are in demand and in decline, growth opportunities, and investment strategies for equities, alternate assets, and 401(k).

COVID-19: Impact on the Salon Industry & General Strip Center Retail Locations
6 May 2020

Watch this informative video-recorded exchange that explains the change within the salon industry and general strip center retail businesses. This pre-recorded exchange provides critical instructions on navigating through lower revenue cycles, best practices for negotiating with landlords for rent abatement or deferment, and insights on the future of these industries. 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - Update For Business Owners, (Urdu)
23 April 2020

This webinar provides immediate information on the final opportunity to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small business owners, self-employees, and individual contractors. This webinar will provide information on immediate assistance on PPP through the support of your bank or the Ismaili Credit Union.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - Update For Business Owners, (English)
23 April 2020

This webinar provides immediate information on the final opportunity  to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small business owners, self-employees, and individual contractors. This webinar will provide information on immediate assistance on PPP through the support of your bank or the Ismaili Credit Union.

AKEPB - Managing In Crisis

AKEPB - Managing in Crisis (English)
22 April 2020

The Aga Khan Economic Planning Board is pleased to share this webinar, "Managing in Crisis." This webinar presents practical and actionable steps from Rudy Karsan, who has been in the business industry for 40 years. Rudy provides in-depth insights from his own experiences in the business industry, as well as different tools and resources to manage in the current crisis.

AKEPB - Financial Impact of COVID-19 - Retail Industry: What's the path forward? (English and Urdu)
22 April 2020

The Aga Khan Economic Planning Board is pleased to present this webinar "Financial Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Retail Industry: What's the path forward?" This webinar features Amin Maredia and Farid Virani, retail industry business owners who have successfully managed their businesses during times of crisis. The panelists share current trends in the retail industry, as well as the short and long term outlooks. 

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