Afshan Subohi

Surge in metal scrap imports

Market watchers say part of the hike in scrap imports is due to rising international prices. But some add that

Deceptive marketing

The competition watchdog has heard cases alleging unfair marketing practices by an oil company, food (including frozen

Buoyant consumer market

Economists who deal exclusively in verifiable data find it difficult to justify persistent surge in consumer market.

MDGs: most indicators off-track

IT would perhaps be embarrassing for Pakistan to sell ‘environmental sustainability,’ as the only achievable...

Dynamics of online commerce

‘The market is on the cusp of a change here, and will alter radically over the next decade’

Reality check

Trade bodies and investor representatives have rejected the PTI’s call for civil disobedience

A case of breach of understanding?

Optimists have not lost hope, but odds are said to be too heavy against tackling the feedstock gas price issue.

Spike in Eid shopping

Pakistanis probably find markets irresistible and the visits to the malls therapeutic.

Ramazan economy

The collective productivity of the nation falls, but family spending peaks during Ramazan

Slower capital accumulation

“The government is mindful of the situation and is targeting higher investment in private and public sectors to attain a

Improving retail data collection

Turnover data collected directly from points-of-sales at selected retail outlets, including restaurants, is likely to

Gap in low-cost housing

THE federal, Sindh and Punjab budgets have made special allocations for funding low-cost housing projects for which ...