‘With the induction of three independent members the newly formed Monetary Policy Committee will make a difference.'
The most impressive performance is of Islamic banks whose SME financing has more than doubled in FY15.
Project financing in oil refining and marketing companies and in alternative energy projects is on the rise.
Major banks are upgrading their project financing and business development cells, or have already done so.
“Our own findings also show that imports of gold against fake export documents have to be blamed for a sudden drop in
During July 1-Dec 11, banks' net lending to private sector shot up Rs133bn against just Rs78bn in year-ago period.
‘Documentation of the economy and blocking of opportunities for a wide circulation of ill-gotten money are as much
Currently, the mark-up on housing finance ranges between 10-18pc, depending upon the lending institution.
“Politically backed adventurists who were using exchange firms for transacting shady forex business.”
Local manufacturers are currently produce not only tractors but front-end loaders, wheat and maize threshers etc.
Officials and exporters are optimistic that the per-unit price of citrus fruits would be higher this year.
The survey will cover all aspects of food security, including the availability, accessibility and affordability of food.
Forex earnings from dry fruits total around $45m in FY15.
Fresh research on oats has raised the hopes of gaining a per-hectare yield of at least 51-59 tonnes, say NARC officials.
Illegal fishing in the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan continues despite stricter vigils.
The use of canola and corn oil is growing fast in urban areas and that of mustard and rapeseed oil in rural areas
A manufacturer says he received orders from a Dubai-based company for supplying chocolate bars filled with camel milk.
In the case of major crops, not only their yields but the area under their cultivation has also increased.
The lack of enough facilities makes it difficult to exploit the export potential of food items.
Exporters say onion exports this year may increase substantially over last year’s 250,000-300,000 tonnes.