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Banking

FDI builds momentum
Banking

FDI builds momentum

The FDI to Pakistan in August 2017 inched up by 148 percent year-on-year. It had gone up by 162.8 percent last month. If
Published 19 Sep, 2017 06:21am
The interest rate conundrum
Banking

The interest rate conundrum

The twin deficit is growing and so is the component of external financing. The fall of reserves has been tapered off as
Published 14 Sep, 2017 06:29am
Reading remittance spike
Banking

Reading remittance spike

Finally, some good news on the macro front! Remittances sent home by overseas Pakistanis rose a decent 13 percent in the
Published 13 Sep, 2017 06:15am
Big banks consolidate profits
Banking

Big banks consolidate profits

Banks were supposed to have it tough for much of first half of CY17. And there were reasons to believe as the interest r
Published 07 Sep, 2017 06:47am
Profit repatriation
Banking

Profit repatriation

The first month of FY18 was good for FDI, having more than doubled year-on-year, thanks largely to the nearly $90 millio
Updated 07 Sep, 2017 11:31am
Strong profits at Bank Alfalah
Banking

Strong profits at Bank Alfalah

Bank Alfalah Limited (BAFL) announced its first half 2017 financial results last week, and the profit and loss statement
Published 22 Aug, 2017 05:09am
HBL consolidates profits
Banking

HBL consolidates profits

HBL is in pretty good shape. Pakistan’s largest commercial bank announced its first half CY17 financial results yesterda
Published 15 Aug, 2017 06:52am
Falling currency confidence
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Falling currency confidence

The confidence on currency stabilization is deteriorating. Looking at the trend of foreign exchange for the last two mon
Updated 09 Aug, 2017 06:37am
Think of a Zebra
Banking

Think of a Zebra

Did Pakistan’s financial sector reforms introduce in early 1990s fall short of their objective? Was there a problem in t
Updated 07 Aug, 2017 10:26am
Investments up at UBL
Banking

Investments up at UBL

UBL announced its 1HCY17 financial results yesterday, and kept up with the dividend stream, announcing Rs3/share as inte
Published 28 Jul, 2017 05:34am
Banking for the masses
Banking

Banking for the masses

Pakistani banks need to do more. A comparison between Pakistan and its neighbouring economy India vis-à-vis retail banki
Published 26 Jul, 2017 04:09am
Soaring deficit: Rethink now
Banking

Soaring deficit: Rethink now

The current account deficit has been recorded at an unexpected 4 percent of GDP ($12.1bn) in FY17. The number is even hi
Updated 21 Jul, 2017 08:06am
Of revenue mobilization
Banking

Of revenue mobilization

Tax revenues are an important part when it comes to achieving fiscal stability. Over the years Pakistan has faced a
Published 20 Jul, 2017 05:42am
FDI sees modest growth
Banking

FDI sees modest growth

The SBP has released FDI statistics for June 2017, and net FDI for FY17 grew by a not-so-encouraging 4.58 percent ye
Updated 18 Jul, 2017 07:30am
Remittances FY17
Banking

Remittances FY17

And so it happened. Annual remittances to the country for FY17 took a first plunge in 13 years. The yearly figure fo
Updated 12 Jul, 2017 04:44am
SBP Governor: Huge task ahead
Banking

SBP Governor: Huge task ahead

The dust has settled. Tariq Bajwa is the SBP Governor for three years, and the currency market is back to a managed
Updated 10 Jul, 2017 11:41am
Banking sector increases depth
Banking

Banking sector increases depth

The banking sector is in good health. The profits may well have dipped on account of low interest rates, but the ove
Updated 06 Jul, 2017 11:54am
Rupee’s moment of truth?
Banking

Rupee’s moment of truth?

The moment Maryam Nawaz entered the JIT investigation room, rupee fell 3 percent against the greenback. And the inev
Updated 06 Jul, 2017 11:45am
M-wallets gain dominance
Banking

M-wallets gain dominance

A pivotal moment happened earlier this year. And it took place in the branchless banking (BB) segment. As per the la
Published 05 Jul, 2017 05:07am
Beware of the twin deficits
Banking

Beware of the twin deficits

In matters economic, one good year isn’t necessarily followed by a better year. The story of 5.3 percent GDP growth
Published 04 Jul, 2017 03:02am
External loan fueled growth
Banking

External loan fueled growth

The SBP’s nine month report reflects virtually all the good things happening with the economy. The not-so-good ones, tho
Updated 03 Jul, 2017 11:43am
Chinese OFDI
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Chinese OFDI

Chinese FDI inflow in Pakistan is on the rise. But the Asian dragon’s outward investment elsewhere in the world had
Updated 01 Jul, 2017 02:59pm