Dawn News

March, 03 2015

Mohiuddin Aazim

Food prices and rural inflation

Demand for processed food has increased in rural areas, changing the rural population's composition of the food basket. Updated Mar 02, 2015 08:28am

Warehouse receipt system

The borrowers — farmers and/or commodity processors — and banks will enter into an agreement and the Published Mar 02, 2015 07:16am

Tighter rules for exchange companies

Forex companies struggle as regulations become more demanding and opportunities for high profit-making no longer abound. Updated Feb 23, 2015 08:22am

Managing liquidity through Sukuk

Liquidity management has become easier for Islamic banking institutions and SBP with Sukuk-backed OMOs gaining momentum. Updated Feb 18, 2015 10:33am

Fruit exports up despite low output

Export of fruits rising due to market diversification, investment by some export houses, and use of web-based marketing. Updated Feb 16, 2015 08:17am

Growing agribusinesses

Increased provincial agriculture budgets have mostly targeted projects in irrigation, energy supply to farms... Published Feb 09, 2015 07:06am

Pulses output down, imports up

In the absence of a realistic price discovery system, big growers don’t take the risk of cultivating pulses as ... Published Feb 02, 2015 06:42am

Making sense of monetary easing

“Lower oil prices and an expected improvement in the current account, in addition to cheaper bank borrowing after ... Published Feb 02, 2015 06:42am

Threat to poultry industry

Pakistan provides transit route to India, Brazil and US for shipment of food, eggs and poultry products to Afghanistan. Updated Jan 19, 2015 07:53am

Takaful gets a boost

Conventional insurance companies are preparing to extend their reach and expand business volumes. Updated Jan 19, 2015 08:14am

Fall in veggies’ production

Though a decline in production cannot be fully justified on the basis of a lesser area under cultivation, it does make Published Jan 12, 2015 06:03am

Haunting issues in SME financing

Manufacturing SMEs need to be promoted to obtain higher production in the value-added agriculture and upstream and Published Jan 12, 2015 06:03am

Food exports to Central Asia

Making a deeper penetration in the Central Asian food market is possible. But for this to happen, an uninterrupted Published Jan 06, 2015 07:03am

Quest for food import-substitution

If the conflicts of interests are not reconciled well in time, the entire chain of food supply is affected negatively Published Dec 29, 2014 06:17am

Banks stick to ‘comfort zone’

The victims of a less-efficient banking system include formal businesses. Businesses prospering from informal investment Published Dec 29, 2014 06:17am