Lahore goes vertical : 5 upcoming apartment projects

  Walking out from under his father’s shadow, Dascon Construction, Shahnawaz Ayaz Durrani set up his own, DCC Developers, launching ‘Address 73’. His...

Can a MiniSo franchise make you a millionaire overnight?

Ask the scholars that spend decades obsessing over Japanese aesthetics and they will tell you tales of loft ideals and an ideology...

The great big Profit survey of the COVID-19 pandemic

For anyone who has lived in Karachi, particularly in the 1990s and late 2000s, the current scenes in Pakistan’s largest city are...

How Musadaq Zulqarnain became a billionaire by selling socks

In 1992, two brothers Musadaq Zulqarnain and Naveed Fazil along with their friend Tariq Iqbal Khan, set out to establish a company...

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

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

Is Ernst & Young about to exit Pakistan?

Ernst & Young, the global accounting and professional services firm that goes by its brand name EY, is re-evaluating its relationship with...

What’s an American serial entrepreneur doing in Pakistan? Changing the way you bank, that’s what

In September 2018, 29-year old college drop out and serial entrepreneur Brandon Timinsky was invited to come visit Pakistan by an old...

Outfitters’:How a mould-breaking business model caved in to Pakistani patriarchy

It started off with a bold idea born of an important insight: young middle class men and women in Pakistan’s urban centers...

How might the Coronavirus outbreak affect Pakistan’s economy?

If you think the global paranoia and hysteria surrounding the 2019 coronavirus outbreak is a little overblown, you are wrong. The disease,...

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...

Cement sales signal recovery in construction industry

The Pakistani cement sector – widely seen as a proxy for home and commercial construction and infrastructure development activity – has seen...

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...

Why people don’t invest in PSX, and why you should

I will start this piece by quoting two people who are considered authorities on investments. The first is a respected economist and...

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...