SUVs are replacing sedans as the automobile of choice in Pakistan, but will new entrants be able to defend the segment they created against a resurgent Big 3?

Finance ministry handpicks candidates for NBP president post 

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Finance has reportedly shortlisted 10 candidates for the post of president/CEO of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP). Sources privy to...

Bangladesh announces fuel price jumps by 50pc, stokes inflation fears

DHAKA: Bangladesh raised fuel prices by around 50% on Saturday, a move that will trim the country's subsidy burden but put more pressure on inflation that is already running...

Saved country from going default, says Miftah

Karachi: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail said that the federal government had made tough decisions and saved the country from going default. He further said that the...

The cruel business of buying and selling lions

On the 2nd of August this year, Lahore’s Safari Park Zoo announced that it was auctioning off 12 African Lions. The news garnered a...

Emlaak: Pakistan’s first mutual fund marketplace

A mutual fund marketplace to drive up investor interest through housing all options under one roof

Pakistan’s gold is going nowhere for now

The SBP has rejected unsubstantiated claims that they were about to pledge their gold reserves, but is that even an option?

The fate of the Indus

Climate change is the latest threat to the Indus, and without immediate attention, there will be hell to pay

Lessons from the fall of Airlift

AIrlift’s fall was inevitable. Once the darling of the Pakistani startup ecosystem, its downfall was a mixture of unfortunate...

In defence of our startups 

Much has been said about the rise of the startup ecosystem in Pakistan. From enthusiastic cheerleading to words of...

Can Ms Marvel be the superhero Pakistan needs to finally go mainstream?

A lot has been said about cultural representation in the media. I’m assuming this is the last place you would expect...

Think about energy security

Energy price volatility has shocked and awed the world, unleashing a wave of inflation and pain on hundreds of millions of...

Fixing the Oil Conundrum

Pakistan consumes more than 21 million tonnes of petroleum products, of which roughly 80% are imported, while the remaining is refined...

Prepare for default

Crises evolve at an exponential pace. Much like a herd of animals spooked by the scent of a nearby predator, once...

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Profit Roundup: The rupee stabilises. For good?

Ali Aftab Saeed talks to Profit Editor Khurram Husain about the recent appreciation in the value of the rupee, the saga of disgraced fintech...
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The surprisingly large business of reselling online stores’ unwanted goods | Profit Urdu

Returned goods are certainly a pain point for online retailers. But they certainly are a tremendous business opportunity for those who want to fix...
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The rupee fights back?

Profit Editor Khurram Husain talks about the recent strengthening of the rupee against the dollar. And also, that we’re not quite out of the...
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Solar Spain: a cautionary tale about subsidies | Profit Urdu

A subsidy-based incentive program for solar power generation in Spain went a little too well. Unfortunately for the citizens who had invested in it. #spain...

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