Suzuki Gixxer 150 launched in Pakistan

Pak Suzuki official says the premium category motorbike, designed on Moto GP style, is for people who are ‘young at heart’KARACHI: Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited (PSMC) launched the much-anticipated 150cc Suzuki Gixxer ‘Street Sport Bike’ — designed on Japanese standards — during an...

Proton officially enters Pakistani car market

ISLAMABAD: The joint venture between Malaysia's Proton and Pakistan's Al-Haj Group has been the centrepiece among a series of agreements signed between Pakistan and Malaysia...

Pakistan, Malaysia sign agreements for strengthening economic ties

Agreements signed for 'five big projects', says Asad Umar Both countries agree to take joint action against IslamophobiaISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Malaysia on Friday signed...

Chinese central bank says country has a lot of financial opening...

BEIJING: The level of openness of China’s financial markets to the rest of the world isn’t high so there’s a lot of room for...

South Korea accepts over 15,000 job applications from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: South Korea has accepted as many as 15,750 applications of Pakistani candidates who are seeking employment opportunities in its manufacturing sector under Employment...

Why the Pakistan Banao Certificates are a bad investment

My first job out of college was at a brokerage firm in New York whose offices were just two blocks north of the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, the luxury hotel owned by Pakistan...

Careem brought with it a boom in auto lending for the banks. Then came...

Muhammad Irfan started his rental car business in 2015 with just one used car. Then came Careem and Uber and the boom in both ride-sharing and auto-lending, and soon Irfan was a busy man,...

Will stock broker Arif Habib defeat the Government of Pakistan in the battle for...

This is the story of a company you may never have heard of, but one that includes just about every ingredient of corporate drama that you can imagine. There are allegations of embezzlement, corruption,...

Karandaaz: the Gates-funded nonprofit seeking to bank the Pakistani unbanked

According to the World Bank, approximately two billion people do not use formal financial services and more than 50 per cent of adults in the poorest households are unbanked. Financial inclusion is a key...

Is the Pakistan Super League a viable business opportunity?

Perhaps it was fitting, perhaps it was ironic. The most expensive team in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) – the Multan Sultans – became the first team to be elbowed...

Why are Pakistanis less productive than the Chinese and even the Indians? And how...

In the year 2000, Pakistan’s labour productivity exceeded that of both China and India. A decade later, China had more than doubled its labour productivity and surpassed Pakistan in 2008, while India had caught...

Can Hamdard thrive in the era of the millennial consumer?

It is an ad that relies on contrasts: a product as traditionally Pakistani as Hamdard’s Rooh Afza being consumed by non-Pakistanis in New York’s Times Square, in front of a digital billboard on the...

Food delivery is the hardest challenge in logistics. That’s why this startup went into...

When it comes to food, Lahore has never held back. The streets of Anarkali, old Lahore, or the busy M.M. Alam Road and Liberty Market never see a dull moment. Jam-packed with the young...

Balance for better: Are women’s networks really needed?

Ideally, we’re all part of the human race. We all have equal possibilities in the world based on our abilities and desire. We all...

Editor’s Note: The clear (lack of) strategy

By now, it is abundantly clear that the Imran Khan Administration has no clear strategy for reviving the economy, let along introducing the badly...

Editor’s Note: Time to test the energy policy

Long before he ever became finance minister, Asad Umar had begun formulating what would eventually become the energy policy of the Imran Khan Administration....
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Chinese firms issue letter of intent for $2bn investment in Pakistan

PM's assistant says a heavy truck assembling plant will soon be established in the Rashakai Economic ZoneISLAMABAD: The XCMG and HSS Group of China have...

Pakistan to export $1bn worth sugar, rice to China

'China has agreed to give concession on more than 300 tariff lines'ISLAMABAD: Pakistan would export $1 billion worth sugar and rice to China during...

PM Imran pins hope on Exxon for ‘good news in three weeks’

Says oil drilling company in final phase of exploration in Arabian Sea Vows tax reforms, says govt focusing on strengthening accountability systemISLAMABAD: Prime Minister...

Kinnow exports likely to touch 400,000 tonnes this season

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has exported around 350,000 tonnes of kinnow during the current season as compared to 335,000 tonnes during the previous season, registering an increase...

Malaysian carmaker Proton to build assembly plant in Pakistan

The assembly plant, to be established near Karachi, will be Proton's first in South AsiaMalaysia's national carmaker, Proton, will collaborate with a local...

Monal restaurant’s owner becomes first entrepreneur to receive ‘Pride of Performance’ award

ISLAMABAD: Owner of Islamabad's Monal restaurant, Luqman Ali Afzal, became the first Pakistani to be awarded a Pride of Performance award for 'entrepreneurship', according to...

Govt approves Rs290bn national emergency agriculture programme

Info minister says govt will refund Rs2.5bn that were charged additionally by the Sui gas consumers in the shape of inflated billsISLAMABAD: Prime Minister...

Thar coal plant starts electricity generation

EPTL tests and energizes the first unit of 330MW of the combined 660MW power plant – located in Thar Block IIKARACHI: It was a...
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