Mohiuddin Aazim

Feeble policy focus on fisheries

Export earnings grew from $213m in FY08 to $367m in FY14—an average annual increase of 12pc plus. Updated Nov 10, 2014 07:38am

Need to improve banking services

‘We live in a problem-fixing, bug-busting culture. Regulators use vague words to pacify the end-users of a service... Published Nov 10, 2014 06:29am

Swelling food trade deficit

Exports of fruits and vegetables went down primarily due to field and orchard losses because of the floods and Published Nov 03, 2014 06:47am

Leasing firms losing business space

Leasing company executives complain that even when banks lend to them, they charge interest rates that are higher than Published Nov 03, 2014 06:47am

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