PakWheels: The road to a $1 billion valuation

The automobiles market in Pakistan has grown exponentially over the last ten to fifteen years. Growing competition between the big three indigenous...

Pakistan’s Newest Billionaire

Given the quantitative nature of financial analysis, it is easy to forget that investing is fundamentally about understanding people. You can stare...

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...

Eighteen: How an Egyptian company is building a new $2 billion Islamabad suburb

Orascom’s real estate arm believes there is a large enough market for Pakistanis who want to live the suburban life around the nation’s capital

The FATF ‘grey list’ means more trouble for Pakistan than you think

At Profit, we have normally tried to stay away from politics as much as possible in our coverage of Pakistan’s economy. This...

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

Habib Metro shows how (not) to compete against the big boys and win

Habib Metro is a boring, unexciting bank. It’s neither big nor small. Nobody uses its credit card. It won’t serve you if...

Pakistan’s Best-Performing Banks

Pakistani banks have long been criticized for making risk-free money by investing into securities, backed by Government of Pakistan, which remains their...

The future of cars is electric, and Imran Khan wants to keep up

The world is dying. We have been told this time and time again but without a care as to the future the...

Alibaba vs Tencent in Pakistan?

The battle between China’s internet giants is about to come to Pakistan, and transform the country’s tech industry… but who will it be good for?

Let public schools give us a run for our money

Heir to the four-decades-old Beaconhouse School System, and so much more, Kasim Kasuri comes from the most eminent family of Kasur in...

The rupee is falling. Let it crash

Why letting the currency exchange rate fall may help fix some (but not all) of the structural flaws in the economy

Will Askari Bank’s new CEO succeed in his desire to shake the bank out of its stupor?

Abid Sattar took over as the CEO of Askari Bank in August 2018. Somebody forgot to tell his LinkedIn profile, which still...

Unrealised Potential-Decoding PSL Economics

“From a corporate perspective, Pakistan Super League has all the ingredients to become the biggest brand in Pakistan, bigger than any other...

What does Babar Ali want to do with IGI Holdings?

It is practically an axiom in the world of corporate strategy: if you consolidate several separate businesses under a single holding company,...