Pakistan, the next outsourcing hub?

With India and the Philippines ratcheting up the rates, will Pakistan be able to jump on the BPO bandwagon?

Padding up the cement tycoons’ coffers

With CCP timidly looking away, the APCMA is running a cartel, setting up production quotas and extracting rapacious rates from captive consumers

Energy: colliding visions for powering Pakistan

Both the PTI and PML-N offer competing proposals for how best to manage Pakistan’s electricity generation sector

Shan Foods, intent on spicing it up with a listing on the bourse

With disposable incomes on the rise, the Pakistani international spices giant not just doubles its size in the last three years, but with new products and an acquisition part of its expansion plans, the family-run business is evaluating tapping into funds from the capital market

Breaking the legacy mindset of large commercial banks

While up-and-coming players tap into new segments like mobile wallets, big players seem content with their decades-old business model that revolves around taking deposits and investing in risk-free securities.

Is Dewan Yousuf serious or will he hoodwink everyone yet again?

The Group faces a serious credibility crisis as it turns down offers for its cement plants for the umpteenth time – even the lucrative Mega offer – raising doubts about its intent to sell and settle the default.

The Black Sheep of the White Hat community

During our investigation into the recent security breach at Careem, some industry sources highlighted a faction of the white hat community that exploits startups that are vulnerable to cyber attacks, prompting Profit to look into how ethical these ‘ethical hackers’ really are.

What makes Syed Babar Ali tick

The Life Story of a Man of Substance

Why content is king for Propergaanda

When one thinks about hard hitting topics such as social issues and politics, one does not imagine a huge Gaanda aka a...

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

Profit demystifies the controversy over the sale of KASB Bank

How paramilitary helped Advans Bank double its size in one year

As peace returns to Karachi, losses spread over half a dozen years are now consigned to the past

Shopkeepers’ scam adds fizz to profits

Retail prices of Coke and Pepsi remain unnoticed while retailers overcharge consumers day in, day out by as much as 40 percent – making millions over the top, apparently unnoticed

Engro poised to set up first Pak merchant LNG terminal

The $500 million joint venture with Shell, Gunvor, and Fatima Group will allow Engro to import, regasify and sell liquified natural gas without the need for government contracts.

Three major banks are up for sale. Who will buy them?

For the first time in Pakistani history, three perfectly healthy and viable banks are simultaneously up for sale. None of them is...

Pakistan’s promising auto market lures Nissan back

As the CPEC gains momentum, enhancing the feel-good factor and stirring an economic boom across the country, one of the topnotch Japanese...