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  • Thinking about moving to the land of opportunities? Sorry, the doors are closing in on that dream. The growing belief that the free movement of people and goods is not safeeither economically or because of

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  • Pakistan Tobacco: On a roll

    Hats off to Pakistan Tobacco (PSX: PAKT). The tobacco major closed CY16 with a massive, 47 percent expansion to its bottomline. Its a big deal because the topline expansion, which was paltry at best, wasnt

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  • Reading the pulse of Chinese FDI in Pakistan

    In latest news, the Chinese are looking for nuts in Pakistan; coconuts to be precise. A 20-member Chinese delegation recently visited the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce. Comprising the delegation were representatives from a wide range

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  • KAPCO – earnings slip

    The financial performance of the countrys largest IPP, Kot Addu Power Company Limited (PSX: KAPCO) took a beating in the second quarter of FY17, which resulted in overall sluggish bottomline for 1HFY17 vis--vis 1HFY16. Improvement

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  • Bestway: Could be the best way

    The cement industry has interesting dynamics. Even though Bestway Cement has the highest capacity (7.9million tons) in the industry after the company acquired Lafarge Cement, Lucky (who only recently took the second spot) with an

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  • Thinking in DC

    Nawaz Sharif hasnt received a telephone call from President Donald Trump yet. The Trumps team wasnt amused the last time when their boss called Sharif. But there could be more that is spooking the new

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  • HUBC 1HFY17: Lackluster performance

    Hub Power Company Limited (PSX: HUBC) announced its 1HFY17 results yesterday which showed lackluster performance for the period. The companys revenue dropped by 4 percent year-on-year whereas the gross profit took a hit of 7

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  • Gnawing circular debt

    Even after the controversial repayment back in 2013 when the government took office, circular debt has remained an unbridled threat; and the threat has now blown into a full-fledged debacle as it is back to

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  • NML's 1HFY17

    After a promising first quarter, Nishat Mill Limited (PSX: NML) has slightly underwhelmed investors in the second quarter. For the half-year ended FY17, Pakistans leading textile composites sales were up two percent year-on-year, but higher

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  • Steel: Wrongful protection needs correction

    After nearly a year of delay, and now that the National Tariff Commission (NTC) is functioning again and has come through for local steel industry by slapping anti-dumping duties on select steel imports, the government

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