27 July, 2014 / Ramazan 28, 1435

Mohiuddin Aazim

Sustained growth in remittances

Whereas bankers say the double-digit growth in remittances can be maintained without making any special effort ....

Structural flaws weigh on prices

The Economic Survey cites ‘unfavourable weather conditions’ as the key reason for the fall in gram output

Slipping food exports

Unlike rice and seafood that have been on the list of our key food exports, earnings from exports of wheat and sugar

Rising output, wider uses of molasses

Higher sugarcane production is the main factor behind increased molasses output. But to some extent, improved sugarcane

Rules for more prudent banking

State Bank of Pakistan’s latest upgradation of prudent banking enables banks to seek more opportunities.

Federal budget makes food costlier

The 5pc and 7.5pc sales tax on retail outlets, depending on their monthly electricity bills, is being included in the

Fall in cropped area

Agriculturists say one reason for the fall in total cropped area is that after the super floods of July-September 2010,

Exchange rate outlook

“The central bank will not be able to support a falling rupee by resorting to net selling of dollars within a given

Poultry industry’s take on budget

Poultry farmers say even if there is some rationale for levy of duty and sales tax on soybean meal, the timing is so bad

Stimulating agricultural production

The credit guarantee scheme, if implemented efficiently, can help farmers engage in the physical trade of their prod

Too little for livestock

“The federal budget has disappointed us,” laments an official of Pakistan Dairy Association.

Lending to retail businesses

In nine months of FY14, banks’ lending to the retail sector totaled Rs10.8bn, up from Rs2.5bn in the year-ago period.

Build-up in foreign debt

Had foreign private investment not declined by 15pc from an already low base, ‘not every fresh penny borrowed from

Spotlight on crops and livestock

The Punjab government has been working to improve supply chain management, and recently invited an Expression of Interes

Balochistan improves farm yield

Balochistan’s apple production has doubled from 250,000 tonnes in 2010 to about 500,000 tonnes in 2012.