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Industry

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ISL: (Not) on a roll

Despite a decent 16 percent growth in its overall revenue, the flat steel manufacturer International Steels Limited (PSX
Published 20 Aug, 2019 05:36am
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No joy for Attock and Lucky

The two southern cement manufacturers Lucky (PSX: LUCK) and Attock (PSX: ACPL) are really headed south from the looks of
Published 30 Jul, 2019 08:09am
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Cement’s diminishing outlook

In the months leading to the close of FY19, one thing was clear—this year would chip away at volumes, margins and profit
Published 11 Jul, 2019 06:24am
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Last ditch efforts!

Much like the zero-rated lobby and the sugar lobby, cement and steel lobbies are not far behind in calling the budget an
Published 26 Jun, 2019 05:53am
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We have been here before!

Eleven weeks ago, this space had predicted that refined sugar prices are on a resurgence, driven less by supply-side p
Published 25 Jun, 2019 05:57am
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Budget: a win for tobaccos?

First impressions can be misleading. After the budget was announced, news media and some brokerage firms came out with “
Published 13 Jun, 2019 06:28am
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Tobaccos: at a loss?

Tobacco majors thought they had things under control with the new government. Not quite! Reportedly, the Prime Minister,
Published 31 May, 2019 08:32am
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Zero-rated no more

The latest casualties in light of the recently agreed IMF bailout are the zero-rated sectors which are likely to lose th
Published 31 May, 2019 06:56am
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Cement’s price and demand

Cement prices have been under immense pressure in the past few months, mostly heading south due to increased competition
Updated 31 May, 2019 08:18am
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Milk pricing problem

That Pakistan’s milk price control is hurting both its livestock animals and milk consumers was discussed earlier in thi
Published 30 May, 2019 05:34am
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Construction: demand blockade

It will be a while for the tumbledown economy to start recovering, but even as it does, it will chip away some of the pr
Published 28 May, 2019 05:56am
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More power to appliances

Forewarning a decline in discretionary consumer spending, the production of major household appliances is taking a hit.
Published 22 May, 2019 03:40am
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Cement’s misfortunes

Cement companies are in dire straits. Cumulatively, after tax earnings fell by 16 percent in 9MFY19, but only owing to a
Updated 08 May, 2019 06:40am
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Lucky: running out of luck

Despite a 105 percent growth in exports, the company’s revenue shows a growth of about 6 percent in 9MFY19. Meanwhile, t
Updated 29 Apr, 2019 12:00pm