Has Huawei overcome U.S. sanctions by developing its own 5G chip?

The surprise launch of the latest high-end smartphone from Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) has triggered an international guessing game over...

China has no pain-free solutions for its slowing economy

Erin Yao would like to take street dance classes and travel, activities she could not do during three years of COVID-19 restrictions...

The SC ordered the Sindh govt to compensate affectees of anti-encroachment drives. They ignored the orders. What happens now?   

The landmark June 2021 Supreme Court verdict not only ordered settlements to be demolished through the anti-encroachment drive, but also that the affectees be rehabilitated substantially. 

Public debt: How did the PDM govt do?

Measuring public debt is a complicated business. Profit looks at the different measures by which we can measure it in Pakistan. 

Bitcoin drops to new two-month low as world markets sell off

Top cryptocurrency bitcoin hit a fresh two-month low on Friday, breaking out of its recent tight range as a wave of risk...

Facing continued losses, provincialisation of DISCOs issue to go to caretaker cabinet

The companies have suffered Aggregate Technical & Commercial Losses of more than Rs292bn 

FBR set to auction properties of iconic Bio Amla manufacturer to recover taxes

The investigation first began in 2017 with accusations of under-invoicing and tax evasion.
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Why is China not rushing to fix its ailing economy?

With China at risk of tipping into prolonged stagnation and a spiralling property crisis threatening financial stability, there is growing unease over why its leaders...
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Fed, economists make course correction on US recession predictions

Blame it on economic theory not matching reality, groupthink among forecasters or political partisanship by opponents of the Biden administration, but a...

How much worse can China’s economic slowdown get?

China's economic activity data for July, including retail sales, industrial output and investment failed to match expectations, fuelling concern over a deeper, longer-lasting...

Can Shehbaz Sharif really be credited with saving Pakistan from default?

After 16 months of intense fiscal management, the question is who put Pakistan so close to the brink in the first place?

US loss of AAA badge a reminder of ‘regime shift’ for govt debt

Financial markets barely flinched when Fitch stripped the United States of its top credit rating, but it served as a reminder of...

Analysis: Moody’s warning on US banks a wake-up call for sanguine investors

The slide in U.S. bank stocks this week appeared to catch traders in the options market by surprise, data shows, raising questions...

Lucky Cement pays out dividend after hiatus of three years 

At Rs 18 per share, it is the highest payout since 2018 

Moody’s downgrades US banks, warns of possible cuts to others

Moody's cut credit ratings of several small to mid-sized U.S. banks on Monday and said it may downgrade some of the nation's...