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Pakistan’s banks are better positioned to withstand the recession

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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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In a country awash in weapons, running a legal gun shop is a tough business

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Why Sheikh Imranul Haque’s imprisonment should terrify Corporate Pakistan

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