Mohiuddin Aazim

Eying export of citrus fruit

Exporters expect kinnow alone to fetch $200m this season, up from about $175m last year Updated Dec 15, 2014 07:34am

Issues in farm mechanisation

Successive governments have focused on launching and re-launching subsidised tractors’ schemes for farm mechanisation. Updated Dec 08, 2014 07:45am

Agricultural growth picks up

Three sugar mills have applied for licences to set up bagasse-based captive power plants of 30MW each, bringing ... Published Dec 01, 2014 06:22am

Rattled financial market

The six-month moratorium placed on KASB Bank has raised a few questions about national banking affairs. Updated Dec 01, 2014 10:26am

Feeble policy focus on fisheries

Export earnings grew from $213m in FY08 to $367m in FY14—an average annual increase of 12pc plus. Updated Nov 10, 2014 07:38am

Need to improve banking services

‘We live in a problem-fixing, bug-busting culture. Regulators use vague words to pacify the end-users of a service... Published Nov 10, 2014 06:29am

Leasing firms losing business space

Leasing company executives complain that even when banks lend to them, they charge interest rates that are higher than Published Nov 03, 2014 06:47am

Swelling food trade deficit

Exports of fruits and vegetables went down primarily due to field and orchard losses because of the floods and Published Nov 03, 2014 06:47am

Value-chain agri financing

THE State Bank of Pakistan has introduced a ‘Value-Chain Contract Farmer Financing’ scheme to build liaison... Published Oct 20, 2014 06:27am

Revisiting ACU payment system

Bankers point out that while the pace of clearing of forex transactions through the Asian Clearing Union has been... Published Oct 20, 2014 06:27am

Poor grain storage infrastructure

Both Sindh and Punjab are undertaking silo-building projects with technical help from the IFC, which had conducted a Published Oct 06, 2014 01:53am