Mohiuddin Aazim

Banks make better profits

Bankers caution that the profitability trend for the rest of the year would depend on the fate of mega infrastructure

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

Start-ups in agri business

In many parts of rural Punjab and Sindh, renting of solar-powered tubewells, installation of community-dedicated solar

Persisting issues in SME financing

Instead of looking at just non-performing loans, people associated with SMEs propose that banks look at their ratio

Fatter fruit exports

Exporters expect to earn half a billion dollars through foreign sales of fruits during this fiscal year

Stocks eat up fixed deposits

Offering lucrative returns to lure fixed deposits is not easy as companies are using liquidity to expand businesses.

Inefficient banking services

Most junior bankers are dissatisfied with their pay scale and keep fuming over the wide gap between their ...

Tackling food crop diseases

Planting of wheat seeds dried in the sunlight after soaking them in water saves the crop from black smut

Sustained growth in remittances

Whereas bankers say the double-digit growth in remittances can be maintained without making any special effort ....

Structural flaws weigh on prices

The Economic Survey cites ‘unfavourable weather conditions’ as the key reason for the fall in gram output

Slipping food exports

Unlike rice and seafood that have been on the list of our key food exports, earnings from exports of wheat and sugar

Rising output, wider uses of molasses

Higher sugarcane production is the main factor behind increased molasses output. But to some extent, improved sugarcane

Rules for more prudent banking

State Bank of Pakistan’s latest upgradation of prudent banking enables banks to seek more opportunities.

Federal budget makes food costlier

The 5pc and 7.5pc sales tax on retail outlets, depending on their monthly electricity bills, is being included in the

Fall in cropped area

Agriculturists say one reason for the fall in total cropped area is that after the super floods of July-September 2010,