Taken for a ride: Uber’s free ride wasn’t free after all

It was 9:07 pm and my thoughts raced like a tangled mess, loops of thread getting stuck at adjacent knots and reversing only to...

Gaslight at the end of PSX tunnel

The week ending on October 14 had been precarious for the PSX and investors as political tensions gave the market a good old hammering....

Running a tight ship

One of my all-time favorite movies has to be Braveheart (1995). The movie had many powerful scenes and the one that we have depicted...

Explainer: Pakistan’s twin deficits and how can they be contained?

A vicious cycle leads to these “twin deficits” which is an increase in consumption of imports, reduction in savings and an increase in foreign capital injection single-handedly deteriorates the current account balance

Editor’s Note: Outsourcing: What is it good for?

If there is one theme that dominates this issue of Profit, it is unquestionably outsourcing. Our cover story explores Pakistan’s miniscule business process outsourcing...

Why Fauji Meat is the smartest decision made by the Fauji group in decades

The worst way to think about a profitable investment strategy – whether it be as an individual investor or as a CEO thinking about...

Seth-ification ahoy!

Received wisdom told us that, given enough time, sophistication and exposure to best modern practices, family-run firms would transform into professionally run companies, with...

Editor’s Note: Policy Reversals

There is no clearer indication that the current administration has absolutely no clue what they are doing on matters of fiscal policy than the...

Micro Economics and Big Data

A great deal of analysis and discussion is currently centred around the CPEC ranging from economic, geostrategic to even the existential raison d’etre as...

Getting it right

Pakistan has decided to go to the IMF for a bailout. Presumably this long-awaited and much-delayed decision has been taken after exhausting all other options.

10 facts about milk that you should know

A huge public debate about milk quality has been raging in recent months. A lot of confusion and doubts spread through the mass media...

Editor’s Note: The silver bullet

‘The government should drop the ancient practice of doling out plots as end-of-career economic security to its elite cadre of civil and military bureaucracy...

Editor’s Note: Immovable, like set cement

A cat might have nine lives but Dewan Group’s Dewan Yousuf seems to have thirteen. And counting.The banks, to whom he owes quite a...

Editor’s Note: PIA’s turnaround effort

It is no secret that Pakistan’s state-owned enterprises are almost invariably badly run, but even by the Government of Pakistan’s atrocious standards, the national...

Pakistan needs to get out of the comfort zone, end cycle of borrowing

Pakistan is stuck in a repeated cycle of borrowing to pay back money it already owes to other countries. The scary part - it seems like it has become too comfortable with it.

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