Can a MiniSo franchise make you a millionaire overnight?

Ask the scholars that spend decades obsessing over Japanese aesthetics and they will tell you tales of loft ideals and an ideology of beauty....

How one Pakistani techie helped build a $20 million US-focused startup

Many startups do not even pass the first or second year of their existence. And if they somehow do pass this phase, well, it...

Shifa International looks to expand its footprint in Punjab

Shifa International Hospital Ltd, the country’s only publicly listed hospital company, is planning on building a brand new hospital in Faisalabad, the company’s first...

AkzoNobel in the mood to buy its way to growth in Pakistan

AkzoNobel Pakistan is stuck in a rut and may be looking to a combination of restructuring and acquisitions as a way to move into...

Pakistan’s auto industry shows little sign of improvement

Pakistan’s automobile sector is showing no signs of halting its continued decline. The auto industry experienced a 39% decline in car sales in September...

Is this the end of Abu Dhabi group in Pakistan? And who is to blame?

If you were to pick an area of Lahore to live in, an area for the elite of the elite – for titans of...

In Careem’s acquisition, will Uber create a monopoly?

In April this year, the ride-hailing firm Uber acquired the rival company Careem for $3.1 billion, with the deal between the two set to...

Nearly 48% of Pakistan’s electricity came from non-carbon-based sources in August 2019

It appears to be a contradiction, but it is true nonetheless: in August 2019, nearly half of Pakistan’s electricity came from sources that do...

Pakistan’s banks are better positioned to withstand the recession

It is the worst recession that Pakistan has experienced since the 1971 war, according to some measures, and one would typically expect the banking...

When it comes to inflation, food companies absorb some of the blow

It is a slow time in the packaged food industry as the combined effects of a massive currency devaluation and rising inflation ripple through...

Marketing’s ideological war: The rise and demise of Ufone’s ‘funny’ advert

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ETDB: Where Pakistan sends a bureaucrat to do a banker’s job

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The future of domestic help is a click away, and there are already two players vying to make it their own

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After years of expanding its retail footprint, Sapphire turns online

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Every Pakistani bank wants to dethrone Meezan Bank in Islamic banking. Who can succeed?

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