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Banking

SME financing and absent data!
Banking

SME financing and absent data!

Dearth of reliable, readily available, and comprehensive data has been a lifelong shortcoming of government institutions
Published 08 Dec, 2017 07:47am
After bonds, what’s next?
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After bonds, what’s next?

It’s as if Dar’s exit was welcomed by international debt market. Just days after the finance czar’s ouster, the country
Published 04 Dec, 2017 10:32am
MPS: status quo likely
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MPS: status quo likely

Status quo is our best friend. All the ten market participants BR Research spoke to regarding the monetary policy due to
Updated 23 Nov, 2017 02:19pm
Bonds: getting the price right
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Bonds: getting the price right

To ease the forex mind, Pakistan is looking to access global capital markets for fourth successive year. Reportedly betw
Updated 23 Nov, 2017 06:11am
In deficits we trust
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In deficits we trust

The current account deficit keeps on growing; up by 122 percent to $5.0 billion (4.4% of GDP) in Jul-Oct17. Of course, t
Updated 22 Nov, 2017 02:56pm
Big banks consolidate profits
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Big banks consolidate profits

Banks were supposed to have it tough for much of CY17. And they have had it that way. Interest rates were down significa
Published 02 Nov, 2017 06:55am
MCB prospers post merger
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MCB prospers post merger

Times promise to be good for banks. Big ones especially, MCB’s 9MCY17 results showed just high. In times of squeezed spr
Updated 30 Oct, 2017 10:59am
Bonds calling
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Bonds calling

The global capital markets are fluid whilst the need of raising foreign debt at home is paramount. That is why, the deci
Updated 27 Oct, 2017 09:10am
Bank Al Habib impresses
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Bank Al Habib impresses

Bank Al Habib Limited (BAHL) is doing just fine, even in these times of thin spreads, low interest rates and muted depos
Updated 26 Oct, 2017 08:34am
Deficit woes continue
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Deficit woes continue

The current account woes are not going anywhere despite efforts by the government to enhance exports and curb imports. T
Updated 23 Oct, 2017 11:11am
UBL banks on investments
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UBL banks on investments

UBL's has kept up with the dividend stream as it announced another Rs3/share interim cash dividend, with its financial r
Updated 20 Oct, 2017 10:10am
FDI growth, but…..
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FDI growth, but…..

Foreign direct investments rose 56 percent in the quarter ending September 2017. Sooner than later you can expect the tr
Updated 20 Oct, 2017 07:35am
SBP on external woes
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SBP on external woes

The annual report of SBP is a comprehensive document narrating the ground realities of the economy with a few boxes summ
Published 16 Oct, 2017 08:05am
Exchange rate argument
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Exchange rate argument

The exchange rate debate is brewing up in print media, amongst seasoned economists and past policymakers. Some call for
Updated 13 Oct, 2017 11:16am
Growth spurt for mobile wallets
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Growth spurt for mobile wallets

The FY17 was a great year for mobile wallets in Pakistan. As per the latest statistics on the branchless banking (BB) se
Published 10 Oct, 2017 06:37am
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MPS: status quo must go

The monetary policy is due today. Solely looking at inflation, the decision could be in favour of status quo. Few member
Updated 29 Sep, 2017 11:37am
Eid spending patterns
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Eid spending patterns

You probably have had enough red meat from Eid ul Azha, celebrated a few weeks ago. It’s time to digest and dig some spe
Published 26 Sep, 2017 05:49am
CAD - Time for tough decisions
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CAD - Time for tough decisions

August turns out to be a breather against otherwise fast growing current account deficit; after four consecutive months
Updated 21 Sep, 2017 11:17am