Why your LUMS and IBA degrees will not land you a job

Consider the following thought experiment: what would it take for a company to replace Google as the default search engine to the world? Nothing lasts forever, and while Google holds a commanding 88% share in the global market for search engines as of October...

‘Preemptive action’: Interest rate likely to remain unchanged

Analysts say policy rates will be lowered once currency stabilises, exports recover and inflation recedes to a single-digit

Speedy industrialisation imperative for socio-economic development: PM

--Imran says reform process may be 'painful and time-taking', but govt is determined to bring change --PM invites Facebook to invest in Pakistan's...

PARC reinstates officials fired on corruption charges

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC), an attached department of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, has reinstated officials who were earlier...

CPEC’s second stage to help Pakistan collaborate with China, 60 BRI...

ISLAMABAD: With the second phase of the multi-billion-dollar China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) launched, Pakistan would now have opportunities to collaborate with China and 60...

Rising interest rates fuel stock price rises for Pakistani banks

As interest rates have risen over the past two years on the back of rising inflation, Pakistani banks have seen a significant increase in their net interest margin – the difference between the average...

JPMorgan recommends Pakistani government bonds to its global clients

To read JPMorgan’s latest emerging markets research on Pakistan is to read a basic laundry list of ‘things foreign investors like’. Stable progress on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program? Check. Current account adjustment?...

FranklinCovey wants to change the culture of Corporate Pakistan. Will it?

At a quaint brunch on MM Alam Road in Lahore, a small cross section of corporate Pakistan is gathered to meet a white man visiting from the United States. On the surface of it,...

Going to America? Meet the bank you can carry in your phone

Back when she moved from Toronto to New York City to attend the prestigious Columbia Business School, Naveen Qureshi found herself stranded in the Big Apple. Despite having Canadian credit history, bank accounts and...

Atif Mian’s advice for the State Bank: explained

Pakistani-American economist and Princeton University Professor Atif Mian took to Twitter on Monday, January 20, in effect, critiquing the way central banking functions in Pakistan.  His main gripe though, was with what some analysts and...

Pakistan-China FTA: second time’s the charm?

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that Pakistan’s first free trade agreement (FTA) with China was a bit of a dud. Signed in 2006 with much fanfare, and beginning operations in 2007, Phase 1...

Why your LUMS and IBA degrees will not land you a job

Consider the following thought experiment: what would it take for a company to replace Google as the default search engine to the world? Nothing lasts forever, and while Google holds a commanding 88% share...

Plastic is killing us. But don’t let that stop the plastic industry

It is truly mind boggling when you think about just how much of our world is made out of plastic. Take a look around wherever you are reading this, something or the other is...

The problem of revenue is bad tax policy, not cheating

Revenue generation is important but not top priority as in last 3 decades. Much effort and money has been spent in collecting taxes and...

Imran Khan at Davos

Of all leaders Pakistan has ever had in its history, Imran Khan should be completely comfortable at Davos. Only once before did we have...

‘Voodoo’ Economics, Habib Metro bank and a noodle

We were spoiled for choice this issue of Profit when it came to deciding what our cover story would be. It’s a good problem...

“Boycotting imported products will elevate rupee and make Pakistan better off,” BS or not?

In response to the relentless hike in US dollar against Pakistani rupee, various campaigns online have urged Pakistani consumers to cut-off their...

Smuggled phones can be unblocked in the black market for Rs 2,000’: BS or Not?

Senator Mian Mohammad Ateeq Sheikh raised concerns in a Senate standing committee a few days ago over Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked...

‘Huawei phones have stopped working after Google pulls its Android license,’ BS or not?

 An increasing number of American and Chinese companies are feeling the damaging effects of the US trade war with China as it...
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Why your LUMS and IBA degrees will not land you a job

Consider the following thought experiment: what would it take for a company to replace Google as the default search engine to the world? Nothing...

JPMorgan recommends Pakistani government bonds to its global clients

To read JPMorgan’s latest emerging markets research on Pakistan is to read a basic laundry list of ‘things foreign investors like’. Stable progress on...

Shahid Salim Khan assumes charge as OGDCL’s MD

Shahid Salim Khan on Monday assumed his charge as the managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of Oil and Gas Development Company...
Dr Sania Nishtar-Ehsaas Kifalat Programme

Ehsaas digital payment system for KP women in the offing

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar on Monday visited Bank Alfalah’s Shuba Chowk branch to oversee...
Petrol pumps

67 petrol pumps, CNG stations issued NOCs in 10 years

LAHORE: 67 petrol pumps and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations were issued no-objection certificates (NOCs) by the explosives department in the provincial capital during the...
CPEC

CPEC’s second stage to help Pakistan collaborate with China, 60 BRI countries

ISLAMABAD: With the second phase of the multi-billion-dollar China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) launched, Pakistan would now have opportunities to collaborate with China and 60...
PARC

PARC reinstates officials fired on corruption charges

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC), an attached department of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, has reinstated officials who were earlier...
OGRA

LNG scam: Accused employees get ‘legal aid’ from OGRA

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has allegedly allowed its sitting chairperson and other accused in the LNG scandal to "officially hire...
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