Name’s matter, even in the stock market

"Whats in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" - Romeo & Juliet  Shakespeare...

The time for quick fixes at PIA is over

There is much about the crash of Flight PK-8308 that we do not know, including the precise cause of the crash. But...

The burden of over-regulation

In this edition of Profit, both our cover story and one of our main feature stories are about the financial services sector,...

Why the market cannot be trusted to develop a vaccine

  Are there enough incentives for firms to develop a vaccine for Covid-19? On the face of it, I shouldn’t even be asking...

Pakistanis don’t trust the PSX. They should

With the stock market looked at with suspicion, what investors need to understand is that fraud will always be out there, and being not having faith is just counterproductive.

KP’s very own grid company is up for a long haul journey

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has recently decided to set up a provincial grid company, a decision being widely hailed as a...

Lives versus livelihoods

Some lessons in leadership

Hands off the 18th Amendment, Asad Umar!

When he came into office as federal finance minister, we warned Asad Umar not to rely too much on the civil servants...

Build the future, not the past

Business owners longing for things to return quickly to what they were in pre-Covid-19 days may be on the wrong side of history

A proactive central bank… up to a point

The State Bank of Pakistan, it seems, does not want to leave anything to chance. Inflation numbers have started to tick downwards,...

Can the monetary system ever say Bella Ciao?

Is Dali's mask the only difference between central bankers and Money Heist members?

Let’s talk immorality and business 

Hoarding has been a problem in Pakistan for long, and in the world for longer. But reflecting on right and wrong might be what is necessary to fight this evil.

Third World, pause. Time for an agenda reset

Is there a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic?

But what if the virus doesn’t go away?

Then we'll just have to call in the "helicopters".