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  • Trade: Reading between the lines

    Trade deficit has widened by 29 percent in July to January 2017 compared to this period last year, mainly because exports have not recovered at all, despite some breathing space provided by value-added textile. Data

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  • NPL's weak performance .

    Nishat Groups IPP, Nishat Power Limited (PSX: NPL) has seen its revenues come down in the last couple of years - from Rs27.5 billion in FY14 to Rs13.9 billion in FY16 to be precise. Besides

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  • NBP: Fantastic profits

    In the season of middling banking profits, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) once again stood out, with a healthy 18 percent year-on-year increase in after-tax profits. The state-owned bank continued its impressive performance in CY16,

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  • Samba Bank – profits soar

    It may well be small, but Samba Bank still managed to post decent profit growth in 2016. Sambas balance sheet for the first time crossed Rs100 billion mark growing substantially over 2015. The route to

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  • 'Need more transparency in enforcing  ...

    Jan Verduyn is the General Manager, Operations, at the Hashoo Group. In this role, Jan oversees the Marriott International and Pearl Continental (PC) hotel chains across Pakistan. He has previously served at top management positions

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  • Nestle Pakistan  amidst consumerism

    More than a week ago, the worlds largest food and drinks company, Nestle globally announced an organic growth of just 3.2 percent in 2016, reportedly the slowest in at least two decades. Google organic growth,

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  • SNGPL: Looking up

    Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (PSX: SNGP) announced its half-yearly result yesterday which showed considerable improvement on the firms bottomline on a year-on-year basis. The companys revenue increased by 35 percent as compared to 1HFY16

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  • Regulating on-demand economy

    On-demand services such as online retail, cab/ride sharing, short-term lodging, and handyman services can help bring in productivity, innovation, quality, and in the process, new jobs and a degree of allocative efficiency to the economy.

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  • Kohat: Becoming a game player

    Kohat is one of those mid-tier cement companies that have been slowly moving toward joining the big boys league; and its impressively growing margins speaks volumes. The company had its priorities straightfocusing largely on cutting

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  • Powering Pioneer

    Despite being a small player in the cement industry, Pioneer is not lacking in ambition. It currently contributes to about 4 percent of the total cement industrys capacity (1.93 million tons) but is already in

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