Pakistan’s mystery billionaire

“He’s the Howard Hughes of Pakistan. Nobody ever sees him. You’re the first ones (among journalists) who are going to witness him...

Three major banks are up for sale. Who will buy them?

For the first time in Pakistani history, three perfectly healthy and viable banks are simultaneously up for sale. None of them is...

What on earth happened to TCS & can Saira Awan fix it?

The pace of change can sometimes overtake even the best companies, including those that have achieved the coveted “verb status”. In most...

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...

Pakistan’s next economic crisis

Suppose for a minute that you are a globally focused investment manager based in London or New York. If you have been...

What is Malik Riaz up to now?

On the surface, it is a transaction that makes absolutely no sense: why on earth is Bahria Town, Pakistan’s largest private sector...

Will Toyota be able to kill two birds with this one stone?

Earlier this month, the market was abuzz with talks that Indus Motor Company (IMC), the makers of Toyota Corollas in Pakistan, is...

Pakistan’s Only Powerful Women In Business

When we set out at making the first of Profit's annual list of the most powerful businesswomen in Pakistan, we had assumed...

Why exactly are cars so expensive in Pakistan?

Yes, it has to do with taxes, but there is more than meets the eye, and local manufacturing may be a bigger deal than you think

The heir to Agha Hasan Abedi

How Abraaj’s downfall has echoes of the earlier scandal of BCCI’s collapse, and how it might impact the place of Pakistanis in global finance

PSL: Good cricket but bad business

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is said to be raking in somewhere around Rs1.7 billion annually in revenue through its flagship event,...

Why Sheikh Imranul Haque’s imprisonment should terrify Corporate Pakistan

Sheikh Imranul Haque has been in jail for approximately one month and nobody in the government – not even the serious looking...

After Ferozsons, Searle jumps into the remdesivir market

As the world worries about the coronavirus pandemic and how to beat back covid-19, Pakistan now apparently has not one but two...

What happened at Habib Bank in New York?

The Grand Central Terminal in New York is, by some measures, the largest train station in the world, covering 48 acres in...

Is Dewan Yousuf serious or will he hoodwink everyone yet again?

The Group faces a serious credibility crisis as it turns down offers for its cement plants for the umpteenth time – even the lucrative Mega offer – raising doubts about its intent to sell and settle the default.