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Industry

Kicking-off industrial growth
Industry

Kicking-off industrial growth

Last week this column talked about the country lagging behind in the technology revolution in the production and manufac
Published 22 Jan, 2018 05:13am
LSM gathering steam
Industry

LSM gathering steam

The LSM is back in action. After seeming to lose steam in September 2017, when the benchmark Large Scale Manufacturing i
Published 27 Dec, 2017 07:43am
Cement’s ill-fated growth
Industry

Cement’s ill-fated growth

Some trends within the cement sector are clear and cannot be escaped from. That exports will continue to dip as we move
Published 18 Dec, 2017 07:20am
Cement’s growth dichotomy
Industry

Cement’s growth dichotomy

There are two dichotomous trends in the cement sector right now. The first is that even when the demand for cement is he
Updated 10 Nov, 2017 08:36am
Cement cartel breaks
Industry

Cement cartel breaks

After considerably raising the bar on growth expectations, the cement sector is settling down for a somber few years. Th
Updated 09 Nov, 2017 10:34am
Colgate Palmolive
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Colgate Palmolive

Colgate Palmolive's topline grew faster than competitors in the FMCG category showed its recent quarter results. The gro
Published 20 Oct, 2017 05:43am
DGKC saved by tax reversal
Industry

DGKC saved by tax reversal

DG Khan Cement took the market by surprise yesterday. It announced a nearly 50 percent jump in after tax profits, not be
Published 19 Oct, 2017 05:58am
Pioneer primed for growth
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Pioneer primed for growth

Pioneer Cement (PSX: PIOC) announced its financial performance for FY17 yesterday along with a final cash dividend of Rs
Updated 28 Sep, 2017 06:16am
Manufacturing growth
Industry

Manufacturing growth

LSM’s growth in the fiscal year so far is a story of two Cs: consumerism and construction. In the face of weak domestic
Updated 25 Sep, 2017 06:34am
Fauji Cement: A tough FY17
Industry

Fauji Cement: A tough FY17

FY17 turned out to be a tough year for Fauji Cement Company Limited (PSX: FCCL) as the company saw a whopping 51 percent
Published 21 Sep, 2017 05:48am
Amreli vying for growth
Industry

Amreli vying for growth

Amreli Steel has been diligently sending a quarterly report to the PSX on its expansion project to substantially increas
Updated 08 Sep, 2017 06:45am
Cement’s growth myths
Industry

Cement’s growth myths

Iranian cement apparently, is its Pakistani counterpart’s kryptonite, and not in the romantic sense. It appears the coun
Updated 05 Sep, 2017 07:51am
Bestway knows the way
Industry

Bestway knows the way

Bestway has contributed to its fair share of hype in the cement industry over the past year and not least because of its
Updated 24 Aug, 2017 06:46am
Tough luck for Thatta
Industry

Tough luck for Thatta

One of the smaller companies of the lot, Thatta cement has witnessed a strong growth trajectory over the past few years.
Published 22 Aug, 2017 05:06am
PICT holds steady
Industry

PICT holds steady

Can the leading container-terminal operator repeat its all-round CY16 performance this year? Pakistan International Cont
Published 17 Aug, 2017 06:43am
ISL: the sun is staying up
Industry

ISL: the sun is staying up

The ball is really in the court for steel and cement manufacturers lately who hope to benefit from the rising demand in
Updated 16 Aug, 2017 07:43am
PCAL on a roll
Industry

PCAL on a roll

These are good times for one of Pakistan’s leading manufacturers of electric wires and cables. Pakistan Cable Limited (P
Published 15 Aug, 2017 06:47am
Cement growth with reservations
Industry

Cement growth with reservations

The cement sector closed off FY17 with the highest ever dispatches in the sector’s history—clocking at 40 million tons a
Published 11 Aug, 2017 06:15am
Lucky: leading by example
Industry

Lucky: leading by example

As a leader in terms of market share, Lucky Cement (PSX: LUCK) embodies how a sustainable business and market leader sho
Published 01 Aug, 2017 06:26am