Stories for: Mohiuddin Aazim

Slack in core insurance business

The higher profits of non-life companies principally originated from higher incomes on investment and not from

Low output, high prices of summer vegetables

Pakistan exports 12-15pc of the total vegetable output, but lately traders have focused more on quality and packaging

Exchange companies under stress

Forex companies have started feeling the heat of changed market conditions after the recent rise in the rupee’s value.

Mango crop and export outlook

Mango output this year may cross 1.8 million tonnes after remaining below this mark for last two years.

Islamic banks taxiing for fresh take-off

To meet lending targets set by the central bank, Islamic banks will have to come out of their ‘lend to the corporate

Food companies add value to exports

Growing output & local sales of food items and food export earnings and decreasing import bills have created a surplus.

Upcoming shifts in banking industry

‘The government is trying to replace short-term banking debts with long-term debts. And banks have finally realised

Food prices show mixed trend

Karachi's wholesalers say 100kg wheat is priced at Rs3500, down from Rs3700, after wheat supply from Punjab started.

‘Monetary easing not far away’

SBP made a surprising move by keeping its key policy rate unchanged at 10pc in its March 15 monetary policy review.

Ginners’ drive for capacity uplift

While slower growth in cotton output is resulting in under-utilisation of capacity by ginning mills, some of them

Rupee in a comfort zone

Most of the rupee’s recent gains look sustainable at least till the end of the current fiscal year.

Under-exploited animal feed business

Increased livestock population should have served as a catalyst for development in animal feed business, but it has not.

Towards exchange rate stability

The rupee is on the rise and its upward journey looks sustainable, at least in the short term.

Improving water-use efficiency

Provincial governments of Sindh and Punjab are trying to economise water use in farms by promoting sprinkler and ...

Food prices move both ways

Higher local prices of non-Basmati rice varieties have led to loss of several markets to Indian exporters.

Financing the rising domestic trade

Recent State Bank statistics show that banks’ net lending to wholesale trade doubled to Rs6bn in 2013 from Rs3bn in 2012

Banks’ bad loans decline

Depreciation of rupee created surplus local currency liquidity for those who have foreign currency deposits with banks.

Building grain storage facilities

The government of Sindh has invited fresh bids for the construction of bulk wheat storage facilities in the ...

Larger loans for farming

The State Bank of Pakistan has enhanced, after five years, crop loan limits, which are expected to boost farm...

Market-driven banking products

Banking products are becoming more aligned with financial market conditions being shaped by overall economic situation.


Relief for terror victims

Learning curve

Nuclear normalcy

Train to Pakistan: 2014


ISI and media infighting

MQM in government again

Men planning families

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