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...

Time to deregulate oil prices

If there is one habit we wish the government of Pakistan would try to kick, it is the insane attempts to assert political control...

For the love of all that is holy, leave the rupee alone! (Editor’s Note)

We were almost there. After letting the rupee lose about a third of its value, albeit begrudgingly, there was hope that the Imran Khan...

Keeping fingers crossed

Things aren’t too bad on the foreign exchange reserves front. At $22.4 billion, our reserves seem to be sitting pretty; higher than they have...

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...

Ego and insecurity (Editor’s Note)

Being the best and being good enough are not the same thing, a distinction that the students, faculty, and alumni of the Lahore University...

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: 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...

THE FIRST STEP TO SOLVING A PROBLEM

Dr. Daniel Ritz, President and CEO of PTCL and Jeff Daniels, the acclaimed American actor, seem to have more than their name in common....

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...

How not to hold businesses accountable

Business publications have a natural bias: we tend to be pro-capitalism, pro-free markets, and pro-entrepreneurship. What we at Profit try to do is not...

LEAP OF FAITH

Johnny and Jugnu, a local burger joint has of late taken Lahore by storm. As tempting as it sounds, that, however, is not the...

Shortsighted moves on trade

There is absolutely no scenario in which Pakistan evolves from being the low-income country it is today to becoming a high-income or even a...

Taking the fight to the big boys

In this issue we narrate the interesting times in Pakistan’s digital ad industry through a case study on one of its leading players, Bramerz....

Editor’s Note: The cost of borrowing

In his first speech to his fellow citizens as the Prime Minister-elect of Pakistan, Imran Khan stated his desire to have Pakistan play a...

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