AkzoNobel in the mood to buy its way to growth in Pakistan

AkzoNobel Pakistan is stuck in a rut and may be looking to a combination of restructuring and acquisitions as a way to...

Could the Yaris help Toyota recover from its sales slump?

The financial fortunes of Toyota – the company best-known in Pakistan for its production of the country’s leading sedan, the Corolla –...

Can ‘Bothie’ do for Nokia what ‘Selfie Expert’ did for Oppo?

With the tagline ‘Be less Selfie, be more Bothie’, Nokia launched its new line of smartphones with Nokia 8 last month. The...

Post recovery, Byco set to become Pakistan’s largest fuel refiner

It is a breezy Friday afternoon in Mauza Kund, Hub (Balochistan), about 50 kilometers west of Karachi and a stone’s throw from...

Insafian vs Nooni: The choice before the voters

How the major national parties stack up on matters of economic policy

Healthcare: the (hitherto) ignored priority

If one had to reduce the state of an entire nation’s healthcare to a single number, it would be average life expectancy,...

How to grow a Big Five bank: the case of ABL

Allied Bank is the type of institution that makes that “Lazy Big Five Banks” stereotype look true. The bank has been –...

Will the PBIT be the catalyst Punjab needs to become an investment hub?

 In 2009, the Punjab government set-up the Punjab Board of Revenue and Trade (PBIT). The Musharraf era had just ended, the Pakistan...

Roshni Rides: the ‘Waapistani’ startup with an American ethos

Hanaa Lakhani’s professional career path is the kind that would give the average Pakistani parent some anxiety. Around this time two years...

For a food-loving city, Asad Sheikh provides a much-need curator

Foodies ‘R Us is a Facebook group that has grown into becoming one of the most recognised curators of food across Pakistan through its partnership with Coca Cola

SAPT: Opening new horizons for trade in Pakistan

If you  take an aerial view of South Asian Port Terminal (SAPT), an under construction member port of  Hutchison Ports Holding (HPH)...

Spotting the fake Quaid in M1

Sana Saif, a housewife, recently opened an account in Meezan Bank and made a visit to her branch, adjacent to her apartments,...

It’s a deal, it’s a steal

‘In business you don’t have to acquire a huge number of clients to be successful,’ this is the simple philosophy of Secret...

Zanroo will allow Pakistani social media marketers to ‘listen’ to you

Thai social media platform is launching its multilingual social listening tool in Pakistan

Daraz.pk : Let it live or let it die?

Rumour has it that Alibaba wants to buy Daraz.pk from Rocket Internet for $150 million (approx Rs 1500 crores). If the transaction...