Why ‘no profit’ still makes Zong happy

Faraz Ahmed, a resident of Anda Mor, North Karachi, wakes up at four every morning and sets off to his vendor’s home...

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 China want from CPEC?

The history of China and the United States and how it explains what Beijing is doing pouring so much money into Pakistan

Can Changan dazzle Pakistanis into buying Chinese cars?

“The automobile is an expensive commodity - a consumer durable you don’t forget buying for the rest of your life. You have...

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...

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

What makes Syed Babar Ali tick

The Life Story of a Man of Substance

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...

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

How Iqbal Z Ahmed became the Gas King of Pakistan

Search for Iqbal Z Ahmed on the internet and you will find stories of how one man has hijacked the energy sector...

Interloop targeting Pakistan’s largest-ever private sector IPO

The nation’s 7th largest exporter is keen to get listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange

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...

The return of Husain Lawai’s legal troubles

One of Pakistan’s leading bankers, Lawai’s career continues to be dogged by allegations of money laundering and illegal activities

How Pakistan’s retail sector went from boom to bust? And what can be done now?

The glitzy new mall at Lahore, Packages Mall opened its gates earlier this year and all roads led to it. With all...

K&N’s vs everyone else: the battle for the frozen food aisle

Overheard at a supermarket in Karachi: a young mother, clearly agitated by the constant nagging of her child, tells her 8-year-old son...