As Iran repositions itself to break out from diplomatic isolation & economic sanctions, Pakistan opts for caution.
The job market, past labour union practices & regulators’ indifference induced private banks to change their workforce.
While merchandise exports may perform better in FY 2013-4, the future of services’ export, however, appears clouded.
The business community is very critical of politicians for playing power games at the cost of the economy & the people.
Pakistan is considering initiating a private ferry service from Karachi to Dubai to boost exports of perishable foods.
Top corporate executives' salaries are rising sharply in a crawling economy amid widening income disparities.
The auto-driven transport system is insufficient, inefficient, economically ineffective, unfair, unsafe for passengers.
Despite weak economic indicators, business was buoyant in the cattle markets, boosting the Eidul Azha economy by 20pc.
Govt's privatisation plan generated positivity in the market, and major businesses jostle to partake in the grand sale.
Govt’s problem-solving strategy will further worsen the economic crisis, and threaten its credibility & deter investors.
Some businessmen from Sindh fear more imbalances in levels of development amongst provinces under the PML-N’s rule.
In the last decade, a little over a dozen Pakistani brands were launched in the global marketplace.
The country is behind the targets in all the MDG areas, according to the UN country snapshot available online.
THE PML-N’s economic team and many in the private sector express confidence that the investment trend will start....
PML-N’s economic team is confident that the investment trend will look upwards before the close of the current fiscal.
Its unrealistic to expect foreign investors to become active in a country where local investors are reluctant to invest.
“Markets are jittery and investors are nervous the world over...I don't see why it would be any different in Pakistan.”
PML-N govt's neglect of urgent economic issues casts doubts on its ability to deal with the existing complex situation.
Business circles hope that Sharif govt will succeed in convincing Karzai for economic benefits of closer bilateral ties.
So far, the food sector is the biggest gainer, followed by textiles, while all other products constitute less than 15pc.