The global halal trade: Is Belgium the next frontier for Pakistani exports?

A growing Muslim population and rising non-Muslim interest in halal products is a market waiting to be captured

Habib Bank makes the pivot towards FinTech

Pakistan’s largest bank announces a big push into branchless banking, investments in technology infrastructure

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?

Power Cement gears up for infrastructure spending spree

The company will increase its production capacity to 3.4 million tons per year, with a new plant expected to come online by June 2019

What is the PTI’s energy game plan?

How having a former hydrocarbon company CEO as finance minister will shape the government’s approach to Pakistan’s biggest economic challenge

Govt’s tax collection can go through the roof

From an academic to leading Punjab’s digital revolution, PITB Chairman Umar Saif has overseen the largest land record digitisation in Pakistan in an effort to not just end corruption and land grabbing but in a bid to promote land as a liquid asset

Hi-Tech Lubricants aim to make a splash in the OMC market

Growth in its core, high-margin business requires the company to expand into the low-margin, high-volume business of selling fuel to retail consumers

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

Hong Kong-based investment bank returns to Pakistan’s capital markets. But why?

CLSA, a subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned company CITIC, has acquired a stake in Bank Alfalah’s securities trading arm Alfalah Securities

That unmistakable Shezan touch

Not the most highbrow or fashionable of either the bakeries or restaurants, Shezan has the kind of consistency and reliability that makes it stand out and rub shoulders with the best of the best in business

Battle of the Beverages: Will Coke Studio help Coca Cola slay the Pepsi dragon?

Coca Cola may be the global giant, but it remains the underdog in Pakistan; Coke Studio, however, is helping the company catch up in market share with its rival

The fate of the Taseers

The financial costs of opposing the blasphemy law in Pakistan?

Can drip irrigation eradicate Pakistan’s water crisis and food insecurity?

To save water, the country needs to replace its age-old method of irrigating crops with improved yield and quality being tangible benefits

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

Pakistan Textiles flourish despite the odds

Rendered uncompetitive owing to high utility prices, the Pakistan textile exports still make an appreciable surge