Pakistan’s successful engagement at the World Economic Forum, Ali Jehangir Siddiqui explains

The Entrepreneur turned Ambassador shares the key to a successful visit to the World Economic Forum, outcomes to look forward to and personal insights on the privilege of serving Pakistan

Neck-deep in debt, is ChenOne and its parent company about to make a comeback?

Chenab Group, the retailer’s parent conglomerate, appears to be in the process of securing a restructuring agreement with its lenders. But will it be enough to revive the flagging retail chain and its textile export operation?

Can the Pakistan Environment Trust get the country to take climate change seriously?

A collection of wealthy Pakistani businessmen is trying to persuade their home country to focus on the environment – with the help of some few million dollars, and one bright 26-year old, but without much participation from local climate activists

After GIDC reduction, fertiliser companies pass on costs cuts to farmers

The two largest fertiliser companies in Pakistan, Fauji Fertilizer, and Engro Fertilizer, have both reduced their prices for urea fertiliser by Rs300...

Systems Ltd’s play on Pakistan’s payments evolution gains momentum

Systems Ltd (SYS), a data entry services company has received in-principle approval form the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to grow its...

Climate change’s latest bane? A biblical plague threatening Pakistan’s food security

Millions of locusts are ravaging through all four provinces in the country, leaving in their wake havoc and destruction. The government has offered a state of emergency, and three planes to fight them. Can they win?

The world is digital. Are you at risk?

“As the world moves on towards becoming completely digital, cyberthreats loom large. How vulnerable are you, the country, and your business?”

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

Ladies and gentlemen, if we can get your attention for a moment, the bond market of Pakistan would like to make an...

Why your LUMS and IBA degrees will not land you a job

Consider the following thought experiment: what would it take for a company to replace Google as the default search engine to the...

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

When a financial institution in Pakistan thinks about its growth strategy, there is one play that every CEO ultimately reaches for: launching...

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...

JPMorgan recommends Pakistani government bonds to its global clients

To read JPMorgan’s latest emerging markets research on Pakistan is to read a basic laundry list of ‘things foreign investors like’. Stable...

Is e-commerce dying in Pakistan?

E-commerce in Pakistan is burgeoning and it is burgeoning at breakneck speed. In sheer numbers, e-commerce sales swelled 93.7pc in 2018, reaching...

It’s a deal, it’s a steal

‘In business you don’t have to acquire a huge number of clients to be successful,’ this is the simple philosophy of Secret...

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...