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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
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2,51224hr
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Miscellaneous

Rice: the dark horse
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Rice: the dark horse

The more any sector operates in the documented sector, the more public scrutiny it attracts. Or at least that’s the less
Published 15 Mar, 2019 06:22am
A tale of self harm
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A tale of self harm

Political observers had warned of buyer’s remorse soon after the shocking Brexit vote in June 2016. (Read BR Research co
Published 14 Mar, 2019 05:22am
Trade deficit down
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Trade deficit down

Imports in February 2019 touched a 29-month low at $4.1 billion - down 12 percent year-on-year, and 7 percent month-on-m
Published 14 Mar, 2019 04:53am
Two Punjabs
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Two Punjabs

As debate on increasing area under sugarcane cultivation rages, BR Research analysed micro-level district wise figures f
Updated 14 Mar, 2019 05:32am
Gold in 2019
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Gold in 2019

When it comes to the price performance of the precious metal, 2018 was a roller coaster ride; prices moved from the high
Published 13 Mar, 2019 06:01am
New FBR — yes please!
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New FBR — yes please!

Last week, at the closing ceremony of All Pakistan Chamber President Conference, PM Imran Khan assured the business comm
Published 12 Mar, 2019 05:21am
Where is the wave?
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Where is the wave?

The six-week long Indian general elections start April 11. Skeptics darkly paint Pulwama and its aftermath as a godsend
Published 12 Mar, 2019 05:08am
Lessons from Jodia Bazar
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Lessons from Jodia Bazar

The first lesson in most elementary business law or accounting classes is that the principles of “offer and acceptance”
Published 12 Mar, 2019 04:59am
PMPK: mixed signals?
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PMPK: mixed signals?

PMI global should pay heed – 2018 was a breakthrough year for its Pakistani subsidiary, which recently announced a facto
Published 11 Mar, 2019 06:41am
Opening up real estate
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Opening up real estate

The amended finance bill presented on Jan 23, 2019 has finally been passed after six weeks of deliberation. The bill was
Published 08 Mar, 2019 05:45am
Punjab growth ambitions
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Punjab growth ambitions

Punjab, if it were a country, would be the 12th most populous in the world - larger than Germany and Turkey. But in term
Published 07 Mar, 2019 05:30am
Opening up trade
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Opening up trade

Pakistan needs to do regional trade agreements and FTAs with the western world and other global markets. That is one ste
Published 06 Mar, 2019 06:32am
Mutual fund platform
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Mutual fund platform

Anyone buying, selling or converting an open mutual fund from an asset management company (AMC) in Pakistan knows just h
Published 06 Mar, 2019 06:30am
FATF: get smart
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FATF: get smart

There is no way around complying with FATF directives. After the latest plenary held in Paris last month, the pressure i
Published 06 Mar, 2019 06:17am
Beware of cyberspace
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Beware of cyberspace

With the Indo-Pak bilateral getting physical lately, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that Pakistan’s cyber defenses
Published 05 Mar, 2019 06:37am
Cost of war
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Cost of war

War can be a profitable business – if it is happening in a country you are doing business with. Otherwise, it is a waste
Published 04 Mar, 2019 05:30am
1HFY19: PSDP feels the cut
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1HFY19: PSDP feels the cut

Amid the need for fiscal adjustment, the current government’s development spending has stalled but its current expenditu
Published 01 Mar, 2019 06:07am