Pakistan’s government debt grows to 71.2% of GDP in Q3 2018: IIF

According to IIF, Pakistan’s household debt as percentage of GDP saw a meagre increase of 0.1% from 2.7% in quarter 3 of 2017 to 2.8% in the third quarter of 2018

ECC approves regulatory amendments in export, import policy orders

ISLAMABAD: With an aim to improve ease of doing business in Pakistan, the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) approved on Tuesday regulatory amendments...

The next phase of the milk wars

Engro Foods and Nestlé Pakistan have been engaged for years in a stiff competition for a share of the Pakistani consumer’s wallet, but the hard part is yet to come

China’s record foreign trade volume highlights economic resilience

BEIJING: China's import and export volume hit a historic high in the last year, a sign that the economy remained resilient despite growing external...

CCCG to execute 300MW coal power project in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to substitute China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) with China Communications Construction Group...

The next phase of the milk wars

Engro Foods and Nestlé Pakistan have been engaged for years in a stiff competition for a share of the Pakistani consumer’s wallet, but the hard part is yet to come

All you wanted to know about Pakistan’s e-commerce scene (but didn’t know who to...

This article is the start of a series which will aim to provide the reader with an understanding of the e-commerce industry in Pakistan, with a special emphasis on the online retail market.We will...

Can women-only ride-hailing services solve the harassment problem?

Both Paxi and Safr want to create a safe environment for women using this mode of transportation, but it is unclear if both management teams will be able to create businesses that can scale

Why Pakistan’s cotton value-chain has begun to atrophy

The industry blames a lack of government support, but capital appears to be shifting away from manufacturing, and the economics of growing other crops is better than that of cotton

The rupee is falling. Let it crash

Why letting the currency exchange rate fall may help fix some (but not all) of the structural flaws in the economy

While PSX has a horrible year, one company more than doubled its share price

Avanceon Ltd’s CEO Bakhtiar Wain gears up for even faster expansion as cash flows in

Can ITU become Pakistan’s MIT?

Umar Saif’s brainchild is meant to be a research-focused institution. But it remains to be seen whether it has the ingredients necessary to be globally competitive

What does Café Zouk know that others in Lahore’s tough restaurant market don’t?

How one of the oldest surviving restaurants in Lahore has been able to retain its competitive advantage over the last 24 years

200 million people and zero unicorns

A successful Pakistani Silicon Valley entrepreneur opens up about building the next great startup in Pakistan

Editor’s Note: A culture of accountability

Business journalism in Pakistan has historically been a loser beat, and in most news organisations, it still is. And come to think of it,...

Editor’s Note: The great chasm

The median age of Pakistan is less than 24 years. Ours is one of the youngest countries in the world, and one governed by...
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Bill Gates desires to invest heavily in Pakistan’s IT sector

Bill Gates, a billionaire philanthropist and the founder of Microsoft, in a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, expressed his desire to...

Exports surge by 1.7pc, trade deficit shrinks by 5.6pc in six months

KARACHI: The country’s exports have surged by 1.7pc in the first half of the current fiscal year (July-Dec 2018-19) and stood at $11.186 billion as...

Master Motor to start assembling Italian Iveco trucks in Pakistan

Iveco becomes first Italian automotive brand to be manufactured in PakistanKARACHI: Master Motor is starting this year the assembling of Iveco trucks, which is...

Jazz CEO Aamir hints massive layoffs in a bid to revamp Jazz

LAHORE: In a recent message sent out to the employees at Jazz, Jazz CEO Aamir Ibrahim informed the company that Jazz would be going...

Pakistan, KSA set to ink Aramco oil refinery deal: report

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have finalised the memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the construction of the multi-billion-dollar Saudi Aramco oil refinery in Gwadar, according...

All you wanted to know about Pakistan’s e-commerce scene (but didn’t know who to...

This article is the start of a series which will aim to provide the reader with an understanding of the e-commerce industry in Pakistan,...

Pakistani exporters urged to tap Malaysian meat market

'Half of Malaysian meat demand is being fulfilled by Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, India, China and Thailand, which are all non-Muslim countries'KARACHI: Economic Advisor...

How IT enabled a Matric-qualified carpenter earn $50,000 in 18 months

Matric-qualified Muhammad Muawiya, a 22-year-old resident of Karachi, earns more than a bank manager every month and that too from the comfort of his...