After a lackluster first quarter, Hi-Tech Lubricants finally picks up

Hi-Tech Lubricants (HTL), which manufactures engine and machinery lubricants in Pakistan, finally managed to have a somewhat positive second quarter in fiscal...

Sindh Bank and Summit Bank are merging. Who is the real buyer?

Allegations of money laundering and illicit payoffs continue to haunt this transaction, suggesting there may be more than a simple bank merger going on

The heir to Agha Hasan Abedi

How Abraaj’s downfall has echoes of the earlier scandal of BCCI’s collapse, and how it might impact the place of Pakistanis in global finance

A bank sold for just Rs1,000. Does it make any sense?

Profit demystifies the controversy over the sale of KASB Bank

The death of Maggi noodles

It is an iconic brand. At least two generations of Pakistanis have grown up with it. But Maggi noodles – the brand...

Why Sheikh Imranul Haque’s imprisonment should terrify Corporate Pakistan

Sheikh Imranul Haque has been in jail for approximately one month and nobody in the government – not even the serious looking...

Not reliant on interest rates alone-interview with Zafar Masud, Director General, National Savings

Zafar Masud is a career banker and finance expert of proven credentials in top positions in corporate and investment banking and cash...

Pakistan’s Only Powerful Women In Business

When we set out at making the first of Profit's annual list of the most powerful businesswomen in Pakistan, we had assumed...

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...

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...

The fate of the Taseers

The financial costs of opposing the blasphemy law in Pakistan?

Does it make sense to get a CFA in Pakistan?

It is considered the gold standard in the investment management industry, the global elite profession that is responsible for managing the $46...

These 4 Pakistani companies have shown higher profits and yet their share prices have plunged. Is the stock market stupid?

It is 2019 and the Pakistani economy is a wreck. The stock market is in free fall with no signs yet of...

Sugar Sharks: How does the most powerful lobby in Pakistan get its way?

Scores of sugarcane-laden lorries are parked on the main road in front of an abandoned car-making plant in Sujawal district, about 130...

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...