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...

Editor’s Note: What will PTI’s economic policy look like

So it happened at last. The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, after 22 years of struggle, has finally managed to win an election, albeit with...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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