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Industry

There exists a cement cartel
Industry

There exists a cement cartel

It’s an open secret that there exists a cement cartel in Pakistan. The Competition Commission of Pakistan had conduc
Updated 11 Jul, 2017 08:30am
Sugar update
Industry

Sugar update

Sugar exports for the month of May exceeded 112,000 MT; bringing the total exported volume from January-May to just
Published 22 Jun, 2017 03:19am
APTMA: Black Day
Industry

APTMA: Black Day

Yesterday the textile industry observed Black Day. The lobby of spinners, APTMA closed down its textile mills all ac
Updated 22 Jun, 2017 04:51pm
Cement: Anything new?
Industry

Cement: Anything new?

There is finally something new in the cement numbers—a new low. As we inch closer to the end of this fiscal year, ne
Published 19 Jun, 2017 05:29am
MSCI upgrade disappoints
Industry

MSCI upgrade disappoints

Pakistan equity market after a hiatus of almost nine years finally became part of the MSCI Emerging Market index. Ho
Updated 02 Jun, 2017 09:03am
Industry

Tobacco in the budget

Amid reports of rising illicit cigarette sales, the federal government seems to have put forward a new strategy. Instead
Updated 02 Jun, 2017 10:40am
Energy - where?
Industry

Energy - where?

The only thing that has attained higher priority over metros and motorways in the government’s current tenure, is po
Published 26 May, 2017 04:26am
On taxing tobacco
Industry

On taxing tobacco

It’s the budget season. And tobacco industry, which is a major tax revenue source, is under focus again. As per current
Published 25 May, 2017 04:19am
Sugar exports march on
Industry

Sugar exports march on

As the ECC announced a 0.2-million-tonne extension on sugar exports at the end of March, sugar exports for the month of
Published 25 May, 2017 04:13am
Soybeans and poultry
Industry

Soybeans and poultry

Last week, this column wrote about the increasing soybean imports in Pakistan ( “Soybean: A transition in process,
Updated 07 Dec, 2017 10:38am
Cement: not turning any pages
Industry

Cement: not turning any pages

Nearly a year into the hype created by the infrastructural and housing demand projections, the cement sector is sett
Published 11 May, 2017 03:55am
Murree Brewery: not so strong
Industry

Murree Brewery: not so strong

Pakistan’s oldest-running enterprise continues its run of top line growth. But converting such a gain into improved pr
Updated 28 Apr, 2017 01:48pm
PSMC: back in action
Industry

PSMC: back in action

True, the 2016 calendar year for PSMC has been tough, but not because of falling demand for its cars. Once the Punjab Ro
Published 26 Apr, 2017 06:14am
Maple Leaf leaps forward
Industry

Maple Leaf leaps forward

Maple Leaf is writing a high revenue growth and controlled overheads story within the cement sector. Perhaps still a lit
Updated 26 Apr, 2017 12:53pm
MPCL - a rising star
Industry

MPCL - a rising star

Mari Petroleum Company Limited (PSX: MPCL) is quickly becoming one of the most favoured stocks in the oil and gas explor
Published 26 Apr, 2017 05:57am
Industry

Doom again for PMPKL

While rest of the economy is picking up, Pakistan’s tobacco industry seems mired in recession this year. Last week, th
Published 25 Apr, 2017 06:22am
Bestway: doing its best!
Industry

Bestway: doing its best!

After announcing in March that Bestway cement (PSX: BWCL) had won the bid to acquire the plant and related assets of Dew
Published 24 Apr, 2017 06:50am
PAKT: Up in smoke?
Industry

PAKT: Up in smoke?

Suddenly, it is not looking so good for the tobacco giant anymore. After posting record profits of over ten billion rupe
Published 21 Apr, 2017 04:09am
DGKC: bumpy road to the top
Industry

DGKC: bumpy road to the top

The domestic demand for cement has been healthy—a little lower than the expected 12-15 percent—but higher than previ
Updated 28 Apr, 2017 01:43pm
Industry

Mining metallic minerals

Have the echoes of resource nationalism in the popular discourse on the Reko Diq saga helped Pakistan? Last seven years
Published 31 Mar, 2017 06:25am
Industry

To allow sugar exports

After much wait, the Commerce Ministry last week recommended an export of 0.2 million tonnes of sugar, as against the pr
Updated 22 Mar, 2017 09:03am