“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...
Individuals and families are pooling money to book flats being built by well-known companies. Once they get...
‘The growth of the informal economy cannot be checked unless financial service seekers have a strong belief that banks
‘The main reason for price hike of dairy and meat products is costlier electricity and animal feed
Bankers caution that the profitability trend for the rest of the year would depend on the fate of mega infrastructure
In many parts of rural Punjab and Sindh, renting of solar-powered tubewells, installation of community-dedicated solar
Explaining the rupee’s fall, some bankers say the local currency was already overvalued and point out that export
Instead of looking at just non-performing loans, people associated with SMEs propose that banks look at their ratio
Exporters expect to earn half a billion dollars through foreign sales of fruits during this fiscal year