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Industry

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PMPK: back to losses

It’s not the financial start a tobacco company would have wanted to start off a tough business year. As per a company no
Published 26 Apr, 2019 06:00am
Industry

DGKC starting to bleed

Despite a nearly 30 percent growth in revenues, DG Khan Cement (PSX: DGKC) watched its 9MFY19 earnings nearly drop to ha
Published 25 Apr, 2019 04:54am
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Pakistan Tobacco: FED hurts

Surprising that the leading cigarette maker posted a sizable decline in net profits in the opening quarter. As per lates
Published 24 Apr, 2019 06:28am
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Industry 4.0: are we ready?

While the majority in Pakistan is dispensing sermons about the country missing out on the knowledge economy, there is an
Published 18 Apr, 2019 06:17am
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Skills development in garments

Readymade garments are one of Pakistan’s top exports but a number of constraints are inhibiting the sector’s true potent
Published 15 Apr, 2019 06:55am
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Get ready for sugar-flation?

The rational expectations theory in economics posits that public’s expectations about future influence what actually tak
Published 10 Apr, 2019 05:58am
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Cement: biding for boom

Cement manufacturers like other construction peers cannot wait for the Naya Pakistan Housing Plan (NPHP) to pan out, but
Published 10 Apr, 2019 05:41am
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PEL reflects economic slowdown

Economic and political uncertainties during much of 2018 ensured that one of Pakistan’s leading appliance makers couldn’
Published 08 Apr, 2019 07:12am
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Cement: exports to the rescue

Though official numbers from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) are not publicly available yet, p
Published 02 Apr, 2019 06:59am
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Steel: spirits down

Domestic steel production is on a steep decline. Unlike cement though, exports are not cushioning the blow to total sale
Published 29 Mar, 2019 05:50am
Did tobaccos deliver on taxes?
Industry

Did tobaccos deliver on taxes?

As the budgetary exercise gets underway, fiscal relief for several sectors may be in the offing. Among them is the billi
Updated 25 Mar, 2019 08:10am
Construction: tough tidings
Industry

Construction: tough tidings

Latest FDI statistics in 8M indicate that the construction sector for the first time ever is taking the lead in FDI flow
Published 20 Mar, 2019 05:22am
Cement’s demand flips
Industry

Cement’s demand flips

Three major trends are setting the wheels in motion for the cement industry’s demand: a dip in government spending that
Published 11 Mar, 2019 06:45am
Efoods: a study in red
Industry

Efoods: a study in red

What is happening at Engro Foods (EFOODS)? The dairy upstart’s performance during the past three years indicates that th
Published 22 Feb, 2019 06:02am
Cement’s plan B
Industry

Cement’s plan B

With domestic demand experiencing a dip, cement manufacturers have been selling off their surplus inventory to regional
Updated 15 Feb, 2019 05:55am
Naya Real Estate (i)
Industry

Naya Real Estate (i)

PM Imran Khan’s pet project, the Naya Pakistan Housing Program (NPHP), is picking up pace and the government is not shyi
Published 06 Feb, 2019 06:18am
Unlucky times for Lucky
Industry

Unlucky times for Lucky

In many ways, FY19 is turning out to be a year of uncertainty—more than the usual share at least. For cement manufacture
Updated 01 Feb, 2019 07:04am
Cement: toughen up!
Industry

Cement: toughen up!

Being able to sell its excess products into exporting markets when local demand wanes is not something every industry in
Published 15 Jan, 2019 06:44am
Skin in the game
Industry

Skin in the game

The scatter plot next to this column is a mess. Why? Because it is a true representation of the travails of the sugar se
Updated 24 Dec, 2018 06:24am