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...

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...

Editor’s Note: Moving the national debate

Elections have consequences, as commentators in mature democracies are wont to say, and perhaps none more so than those in a republic that is...

Editor’s Note: The relevance of financial journalism

At Profit, we see it as our role to ensure that those rays of optimism that one may feel from the generally positive long-term...

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: The state of the State Bank

If the KASB Bank’s own valuation was correct, then it actually was sold for a song by SBP. If the auditors’ valuation was correct, then was SBP sleeping on the job when it let things get so bad at KASB?

Editor’s Note: SBP’s Hotel California

It doesn’t make sense. Just doesn’t. Here are three banks that are clearly up for sale. Three solid banks, with great fundamentals, not some haemorrhaging...

Editors Note: Rich, yes, but how rich?

“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.” J.Paul Getty Forbes Magazine has an obsession with the world’s billionaires. The publication’s...

Editors Note: Passing the baton

She’s going to be the fourth Tapal to run the tea empire. The odds are against Mehvish Tapal. At least statistically speaking. Studies have...

Editors Note: Dalda goes public

With our financial capital markets as nascent as they are, any discussion of a major company going public is going to be half parts...

Editor’s Note: Of a lack of imagination and unsold shirts

Pakistan’s retail market. Sound out anyone, not just within the country, but also abroad, you’ll hear the same optimism about it. “135 Million Millennials...

Editor’s Note: Freedom of the business press

It has been one full year of ‘Profit’. At the risk of sounding too full of ourselves, I think we can go ahead and...

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: Clicks but not without bricks

Yes, digital is the future in all sectors, including banking. Yes, Standard Chartered has a bit of a first movers advantage within the sector;...

Editor’s Note: An all-or-nothing bet

Those that the gods want to destroy, they first make promising. And promising is what Warid was when it entered the Pakistani telecom market....

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