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What is Ali Mukhtar’s big plan for Fatima Gobi Ventures?

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Could electric vehicles break the dominance of the Big Three car companies in Pakistan?

The infamous cartel of Japanese auto manufacturers has been ruling the roost in Pakistan’s car market for a lifetime. The big three...

Is e-commerce dying in Pakistan?

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Pakistan’s urea subsidy needs changing. Engro might have the answer

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Profits are down in Pakistan’s steel sector by a sharp 67%, though that decline in productivity – caused in large part due...

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Good news: Bond market is signalling an economic recovery. But here’s why that just might be bad news

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These 4 Pakistani companies have shown higher profits and yet their share prices have plunged. Is the stock market stupid?

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