The cluelessness of Standard Chartered’s Pakistan strategy

Stand outside the branch of Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan on Karachi’s historic McLeod Road, and it is difficult to escape a sense of history....

Pakistan’s first fashion billionaire?

The year 2017 is the first time the Pakistani clothing market hit Rs1 trillion in consumer spending (according to an analysis conducted by Profit...

Our real estate and the Chinese

To be able to do away with the hassle of shifting rented houses now and again, Nouman Younus is in search of a place...

Craving for the cosmetic

During his five-year stint at Glasgow University as under- and post-graduate in telecommunication and Master’s in Business Administration, Naveed Azhar – presently the director...

The Savvy Planner

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Robin Hood of the Fintech world

In 2001, in Karachi, he forecast on the cell phone penetration in the country: by 2010 a hundred million people in Pakistan will have...

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 the heart...

Sound and stable, despite the rather steep fall

From 52,000-plus, the KSE-100 index’s fall to 41,000 points or thereabouts in under three months, Haroon Askari, Acting Managing Director (AMD) PSX remains unperturbed....

Inov8, Flying below the radar

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Jazz going in for the kill

It is 6:30 on a Sunday (August 20) evening, a roadside vendor, using open cry method, lures half a dozen men to his shop...

Over four years of PML-N, Pakistani exports take a major hit

By the end of 2016-17 fiscal year, export receipts have over the past four years on the bounce have been sliding big time –...

A touch of modernity reaps much higher returns

Nestle, MRI collaboration on Chaunsa Project already a huge success Frustrated with persistent decrease in the yield and productivity of his mango orchards, Malik Mazhar...

Excelling at business while fighting with a killer disease

The decorations in his room contain awards, pictures taken with dignitaries recognizing him, souvenirs and sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses. Designed in the...

Building bridges between patients and doctors

Mobile apps are the new mode of living life in Pakistan. After mobile phones reducing distances in making conversations, now mobile apps are slowly...

Taazo- the new biryani kid on the block

Former head of the Digital Business Unit for a Middle Eastern telecom company and previously Managing Director for the Middle East region for a...

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India to build solar, wind farms along Pakistan border

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