Mohiuddin Aazim

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

Post-flood farm credit needs

In 2010, the SBP launched a subsidised refinance scheme for the revival of farm activities in flood-affected areas. Updated Oct 08, 2014 01:28pm

Leather industry after floods

The quality of tanned leather has improved over the last few years, pushing up per-unit price. Updated Sep 29, 2014 09:48am

Subdued speculations in exchange rate

Speculators’ ability to distort exchange rate outlook is weakening as fresh statistics and information keep pouring in. Updated Sep 29, 2014 09:44am

Packaging industry shaping up

Industry sources say dozens of small factories operating in the informal sector across the country continue to... Updated Sep 22, 2014 09:12pm

Microfinance striking roots

The challenge for microfinance banks is to now penetrate deeper into micro enterprises and the SME market. Updated Sep 22, 2014 09:01pm

Bird farming on the increase

“Two, three years ago we used to import ostrich eggs and baby birds (for commercial rearing) but now these are also... Published Sep 15, 2014 06:26am

Growing dairy and meat industry

‘The main reason for price hike of dairy and meat products is costlier electricity and animal feed Published Sep 08, 2014 06:14am

Banks make better profits

Bankers caution that the profitability trend for the rest of the year would depend on the fate of mega infrastructure Published Sep 01, 2014 07:29am

Start-ups in agri business

In many parts of rural Punjab and Sindh, renting of solar-powered tubewells, installation of community-dedicated solar Published Aug 25, 2014 06:27am

Politics takes its toll on rupee

Explaining the rupee’s fall, some bankers say the local currency was already overvalued and point out that export Published Aug 25, 2014 06:27am

Persisting issues in SME financing

Instead of looking at just non-performing loans, people associated with SMEs propose that banks look at their ratio Published Aug 18, 2014 07:34am

Fatter fruit exports

Exporters expect to earn half a billion dollars through foreign sales of fruits during this fiscal year Published Aug 18, 2014 06:25am