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Remittance revival!
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Remittance revival!

It’s super exciting to see 38 percent month-on-month growth in remittance flows in October 2018; it’s the highest month-
Updated 12 Nov, 2018 07:12am
Compromised?
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Compromised?

News of security breach in the overseas payment systems of a local bank broke over the weekend. A notification was issue
Published 01 Nov, 2018 06:26am
HBL: lending more–earning more
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HBL: lending more–earning more

Pakistan’s largest commercial bank HBL Bank Limited (HBL) announced its 9MCY18 financial results earlier, posting a mass
Published 01 Nov, 2018 06:22am
MCB consolidates in 9MCY18
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MCB consolidates in 9MCY18

MCB Bank announced its 9MCY18 financial results, accompanied with yet another interim cash dividend of Rs4 per share. Th
Published 26 Oct, 2018 06:18am
Current account breather
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Current account breather

The current account deficit stood at $3.7 billion in 1QFY19 - lowest in five quarters. The question is whether the lower
Published 24 Oct, 2018 06:17am
Bank Al Habib lends strong
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Bank Al Habib lends strong

Bank Al Habib Limited (BAHL) posted a 4 percent year-on-year drop in pre-tax profits for 9MCY18. But the real story has
Published 24 Oct, 2018 06:14am
Dollar desperation
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Dollar desperation

That the US dollar is increasingly becoming a scarce commodity in Pakistan is known to all and sundry by now. The questi
Published 23 Oct, 2018 06:25am
External financing Plan B
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External financing Plan B

There are no two ways on the fact that Pakistan needs additional$7-8 billion in SBP reserves within a couple of months,
Published 22 Oct, 2018 07:02am
Weak FDI; weaker outlook
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Weak FDI; weaker outlook

The first quarter of FY19 has spelled bane for foreign direct investments (FDI) in the country. According to central ban
Published 19 Oct, 2018 06:24am
Remittances in Naya Pakistan
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Remittances in Naya Pakistan

High hopes have been attached to the remittances under the new government with the Premier also asking the overseas Paki
Published 16 Oct, 2018 06:25am
Which IMF programme?
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Which IMF programme?

The funding gap, according to SBP presentation to the PM in the presence of panel of economists, is $10-12 billion this
Updated 11 Oct, 2018 07:34am
BoT: deceptively promising
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BoT: deceptively promising

Continuing last month’s trend, the 2MFY18 trade numbers posted by PBS appear to have improved. Exports are up, imports h
Published 25 Sep, 2018 06:45am
Trade deficit breather
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Trade deficit breather

After an abnormally high deficit in July18, the current account slippages were a little too low in August. The CAD was
Published 24 Sep, 2018 06:12am
Remittances and the two Eid’s
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Remittances and the two Eid’s

Several heads of exchange companies and remittance firms tell BR Research that Pakistanis working and living abroad send
Published 19 Sep, 2018 06:17am
FDI needs a jolt
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FDI needs a jolt

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) could do better in Naya Pakistan. As per the latest central bank data, net FDI came in 3
Published 17 Sep, 2018 09:30am
Dam financing
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Dam financing

There has been some criticism of the dam fund set up by the honourable Supreme Court and later the prime minister’s join
Published 13 Sep, 2018 07:39am
Will remittances show some love?
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Will remittances show some love?

If social media is anything to go by, the new premier is the darling of Pakistan’s expat community. But love seldom come
Published 12 Sep, 2018 06:47am
The fiscal royal mess
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The fiscal royal mess

The PMLN government left the economy on a messy note. The fiscal deficit target has been missed by whopping 2.5 percent
Published 30 Aug, 2018 07:05am
MCB in 1HCY18
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MCB in 1HCY18

MCB Bank recorded a healthy top-line growth during 1HCY18, but that failed to translate into an equally healthy bottom-l
Published 28 Aug, 2018 07:09am
FDI down; non-Sino FDI worse
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FDI down; non-Sino FDI worse

What a start to the fiscal year! FDI data for July 2018 shows how Murphy’s Law is played out in real life: gross FDI inf
Published 20 Aug, 2018 07:26am