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Domestic oil prices 38 pc higher than global prices

Consumers of petroleum products have been paying up to 38% higher price when compared to prevailing international market rates, media sources have reported. The...

Exports and imports fall for month of February

An 8pc decline was witnessed in export figures for February 2017 to Rs171.5b from Rs186bn a month before. As per provisional data released by the...

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Marketing Pakistan

Marketing Association of Pakistan (MAP) will hold the Sixth Marketing Conference in Lahore on 13th-14th March, under the title of MARCON ’17, (not to be confused with international Maintenance and Reliability Conferences, also abbreviated...

Pakistan’s Only Powerful Women In Business

When we set out at making the first of Profit's annual list of the most powerful businesswomen in Pakistan, we had assumed that shortlisting the list to a mere 25 would require a very...

Try Try Again

Mother of two teenaged boys, daughter of Anwar Moosajee (owner of the famous A. Moosajee and sons), a food and nutrition scientist, an entrepreneur and a graduate of Drexel University, USA: Kulsoom Halai is...

In Conversation with Roshanay Zafar

Founded in 1996, Kashf was the first NGO microfinance institution envisioned to become a 'one-stop financial service provider' for low income women and their families to have rooted in Pakistan. Roshanay Zafar is a founding...

Make your own sandwich!

According to the International Finance Corporation, only 13% of the 303 companies, surveyed in Pakistan in 2010, had more than one woman director on the board. This sample included publicly listed companies, large family-owned...

After a stellar entrepreneurial run, TRG is Zia Chishti’s swan song

The first thing you notice when you walk into Zia Chishti’s office in Washington DC is that you can see the White House from his window. And the first thought that occurs to you...

Big bucks but mediocre results

When it comes to stock market performance of last year, listed banks’ were at a distant south of benchmark KSE-100 Share Index – a gauge for the market’s overall performance. However, 2016 was not...

Flour, sugar and everything nice

When it comes to choices in foods and confectionaries, it turns out Karachiites are in luck -- courtesy of over 2 crore inhabitants that make it the country’s largest market for such businesses. With...

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Return of the Stay-at-Home-Mom – Part 2

A few weeks ago I told you a story of a dreamer, since then I have received a lot of messages from people especially...

EDITORIAL

Will the real economy please stand up?

Is it the robust economy with one of the best performing stock markets in the world? Or is it the economy with ever dwindling...

Keeping fingers crossed

Things aren’t too bad on the foreign exchange reserves front. At $22.4 billion, our reserves seem to be sitting pretty; higher than they have...
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Finance Minister inaugurates Rs 40,000 premium prize bond

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has inaugurated the premium prize bond worth Rs 40,000 with features of monthly profit and prize of Rs 80 million...

Uber, Careem drivers making more than bankers’ average salary

Employment opportunities broaden as Uber, Careem expand footprint in Karachi Forget long, tedious nine-to-five jobs; driving a cab is the new darling for unemployed youth...

First woman to head a major bank in Pakistan?

As per reports Sima Kamil, Head of branch banking at Habib Bank limited (HBL) could become the first woman to head one of the big five commercial...

PM appoints Saeed Ahmad as President NBP

Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has appointed Saeed Ahmad as President National Bank of Pakistan (NBP). Saeed has been serving as Deputy Governor...

PMA launches Metro Feeder Service in Lahore

Punjab government has announced 200 buses which will run on feeder routes towards the main route, according to media reports. The project was initially...

Euphoria over Premier Class by PIA not substantiated by ground realities

For the PIA with total accumulated losses of Rs 247.403 billion as on 30 Sept 2015, ($2.356 billion) all this fanfare and euphoria about...

Water scarcity a grave threat to Pakistan: PEW

The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said water scarcity is emerging as a grave threat to the survival of the country but policymakers...

Pakistan’s Only Powerful Women In Business

When we set out at making the first of Profit's annual list of the most powerful businesswomen in Pakistan, we had assumed that shortlisting...