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M-wallets: just a numbers game?

Another quarter, another round of growth for mobile wallets. As per the central bank’s latest publication on the Branchl
Published 29 Mar, 2019 05:53am
Scary NIR - don't look at it
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Scary NIR - don't look at it

The current account deficit came down to 29 months low in Feb-19, and the trajectory is changing (read " Current account
Published 21 Mar, 2019 06:30am
An unsustainable strategy?
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An unsustainable strategy?

Being a donor helps when it comes to communicating on sensitive issues. The World Bank Group has done just that in Pakis
Published 21 Mar, 2019 06:18am
FDI plummets and diversifies
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FDI plummets and diversifies

The government officials are busy boasting of the multi month low CAD achieved in February 2019. Good job. But they woul
Published 18 Mar, 2019 05:23am
M2 growth: amnesty calling?
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M2 growth: amnesty calling?

The currency in circulation has always been high in Pakistan and it is a cause of concern for an economy where lack of d
Published 14 Mar, 2019 04:59am
Remittances on track
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Remittances on track

Remittance numbers for February 2019 are out. If you are looking whether Pakistan is on track to meet the full year targ
Published 12 Mar, 2019 05:11am
Sukuks to the rescue
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Sukuks to the rescue

The much-awaited Sukuk bond has been finally launched, amid much fanfare. The idea is to help reduce the infamous power
Published 07 Mar, 2019 05:35am
Readying for the IMF
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Readying for the IMF

A rumor is circulating on an agreement with the IMF on a $12 billion package soon. BR Research channel checks confirm th
Published 05 Mar, 2019 06:48am
NBP – record revenue
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NBP – record revenue

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has continued expanding its balance sheet, which stands at Rs2.8 billion, showing a near
Published 26 Feb, 2019 05:24am
UBL: profits down
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UBL: profits down

UBL had a difficult CY18 in terms of printability. That is one way of looking at banks. Another way is to look at the ba
Published 25 Feb, 2019 05:56am
The fiscal headache
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The fiscal headache

The one element that the federal government is unable to control in its early days is the fiscal deficit. On consolidate
Published 21 Feb, 2019 06:45am
HBL: lending and profits surge
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HBL: lending and profits surge

While a few large banks are celebrating reaching the trillion rupee mark in terms of deposit – the largest of them all,
Published 21 Feb, 2019 06:43am
MCB: steady growth
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MCB: steady growth

MCB Bank announced its CY18 financial results yesterday, doling out another Rs4/share in final dividends – taking the fu
Published 21 Feb, 2019 06:41am
Remittances: good news and bad
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Remittances: good news and bad

Remittance inflows are growing closer to the full-year FY19 target of 15 percent. Year-on-year growth clocked-in at 6 pe
Published 13 Feb, 2019 04:06am
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Make the IMF wait

The PM’s charm could not lure the IMF head Christine Lagarde in Dubai. The negotiations are not conclusive yet. The Fund
Published 12 Feb, 2019 07:40am
A 25 bps face-saving
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A 25 bps face-saving

The outgoing monetary policy committee salvaged its position by a token increase of 25 bps in the policy decision yester
Published 01 Feb, 2019 06:33am