Carryover-stocks plus estimates of surplus production this year have led the govt to allow limited export of sugar
In case of higher hikes in the policy rate, banks re-price their loans to small borrowers with sharper increases ...
Paddy growers are forced to sell their produce at very low prices in the absence of a policy to support them.
‘The banking industry generally does not bother to reset its profitability mix’
Export earnings grew from $213m in FY08 to $367m in FY14—an average annual increase of 12pc plus.
‘We live in a problem-fixing, bug-busting culture. Regulators use vague words to pacify the end-users of a service...
Leasing company executives complain that even when banks lend to them, they charge interest rates that are higher than
Exports of fruits and vegetables went down primarily due to field and orchard losses because of the floods and
“If commercial-scale experiments and release of new rice varieties get delayed due to financial constraints, food
Central bankers say Sukuk open market operations will help Islamic banks in short-term liquidity management.
THE State Bank of Pakistan has introduced a ‘Value-Chain Contract Farmer Financing’ scheme to build liaison...
Bankers point out that while the pace of clearing of forex transactions through the Asian Clearing Union has been...
Growing presence of investors, expanding e-market, rising collective sacrifice of animals and extensive live TV coverage
Both Sindh and Punjab are undertaking silo-building projects with technical help from the IFC, which had conducted a
In 2010, the SBP launched a subsidised refinance scheme for the revival of farm activities in flood-affected areas.
The quality of tanned leather has improved over the last few years, pushing up per-unit price.
Speculators’ ability to distort exchange rate outlook is weakening as fresh statistics and information keep pouring in.
Industry sources say dozens of small factories operating in the informal sector across the country continue to...
The challenge for microfinance banks is to now penetrate deeper into micro enterprises and the SME market.
“Two, three years ago we used to import ostrich eggs and baby birds (for commercial rearing) but now these are also...