The week everyone thought PIA was no longer a going concern

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Broker Categorisation: Separating the wheat from the chaff

Why size matters in the stock exchange in terms of risk management

Skin whitening: A lucrative business indeed, but at what cost to the consumer?

Elaborate marketing campaigns and an unhealthy social obsession with lighter skin tones continues to generate sales and new customers

Pakistan’s candy kings

EBM and Mondelez are firmly placed in their positions as market leaders. But there is one local competitor that promises to show some fight

After Daewoo and K-Electric, why is AsiaPak interested in Bol News?

There is only one reason to buy a television channel in this day and age: influence. But could Bol’s baggage be too much to handle?

Why are Pakistani startups incorporating HoldCos abroad?

Considering the preconceived notions about holding companies abroad, what are the implications of this policy?

Sugar rush — Why are prices so high?

Pakistan’s sugar supply chain is broken. What can be done?

Some government employees are enjoying free electricity. Should they continue to do so?

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. However, not all fires need a fire extinguisher

Non-filers by choice

The term non-filer exists all over the world but in Pakistan we have non-filers by choice rather than circumstance. Why is that?

Dollar Danda: How the currency market was tamed and why it won’t work

The open market went into a tailspin. This is how it was reined in

Traditional real estate scams are becoming difficult to pull off. So what!

People are no longer investing their savings in real estate projects. But has the frustration led some real estate players to go the traditional Ponzi route?

Mondelēz: Coming to a shaadi, and eid near you. At least that’s what they’re hoping for

Is an endless balance sheet, and demographics enough to shift cultural trends?

The company that cried IPO

Dalda, the largest player in Pakistan’s edible oil industry, has wanted to go public for years. What is stopping them?

How one of Pakistan’s oldest banks cleaned up its act

Despite a dearth of problems ranging from bureaucratic issues to getting banned from engaging in business altogether, the bank managed to stand tall and steered itself from a state of losses to profits

SECP is changing company takeover laws. But what exactly is being changed and why?

The companies regulator seems to have realised its mistake, but only after one business group allegedly tries to pull a fast one