Unity Foods: the former textile company that made a killing in edible oils

About three years ago, a company called Taha Spinning Mills had an epiphany. It took a good look at the crisis in...

As Thar power plants come online, Engro’s profits soar

There are no two ways about it: Engro had a great year in 2019. Revenue was up 32%, which is no mean...

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...

In case you’re wondering, inflation is not good for consumer goods companies either

Pakistani consumer companies just cannot seem to get a break. It does not matter whether you are Nestle, Bata, or even Glaxo:...

Citibank Pakistan scaled back, and became bigger than ever

Eight years ago, it looked like it was over. On March 17, 2012, a story appeared on the front page of The Express...

How might the Coronavirus outbreak affect Pakistan’s economy?

If you think the global paranoia and hysteria surrounding the 2019 coronavirus outbreak is a little overblown, you are wrong. The disease,...

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...

Sialkot prepares for take-off

Here is a fact you may not know: there are four cities in Pakistan from which you can catch a regular direct...

The extraordinary rise and spectacular crash of Hascol Petroleum

The 12 months ending June 2019 have wreaked havoc to a company that has been the bright star of the Pakistani energy...

Sehat Kahani: The tale of a well meaning social entrepreneur, doctor brides & questionable ethics

You can almost hear the sneers. The smiles are sadistic and self-assured because they know they sort of, kind of have a...

The next phase of the milk wars

Engro Foods and Nestlé Pakistan have been engaged for years in a stiff competition for a share of the Pakistani consumer’s wallet, but the hard part is yet to come

Despite growing competition, Adamjee Insurance remains the dominant player

A fact: Adamjee Insurance is outperforming almost all of its peers, and with Pakistan’s insurance industry still in its nascent stages and...

Turnaround at AkzoNobel Pakistan in the making?

It has been a rough few years at AkzoNobel Pakistan, but there may finally be light at the end of the tunnel....

Amazon does not have a Pakistan presence. These Pakistani entrepreneurs are selling on it anyway

The global e-commerce giant has ignored Pakistan, but many enterprising individuals and companies have found ways to use the platform to their advantage by getting around the legal hurdles

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...