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Punjab textile units start downsizing

Several textile units have incurred losses due to short gas supply, long power cuts, appreciating rupee against US$.

Amount of unpaid power bills increases to Rs286bn

Power companies blame poor governance of power sector for the fresh build-up of unpaid bills known as circular debt.

Business on mutual trust

The business transactions take place on plain paper chits or on cell phones, hidden from the eyes of the taxmen.

Analysis: Investor trust or investor greed?

Govt is describing Pakistan’s return to global debt markets after 7 years as a sign of improving investor confidence.

Analysis: Why Jamaat discarded Munawar Hasan

Syed Munawwar’s controversial statements undermined the Jamaat’s image outside the party.

Yarn producers seek govt help to avert crisis

Punjab’s yarn producers could be headed for another crisis that may force many to close down factories to avert losses.

Industry bullish

The ‘industry is feeling bullish’ right now because of the business-friendly government, headed by a prime minister

Footprints: No justice for Aminas of the country

THE Mir Hazar Khan police aren’t inhospitable, at least not in normal circumstances. But Wednesday wasn’t a...

Prgmea, Aptma in tiff over duty on yarn imports

LAHORE: Garment exporters have pledged to oppose the demand of spinners to re-impose a 5pc duty on yarn imports from...

Outlook for India-Pakistan trade

What will Modi’s ascension to the top political office in Delhi mean for Pakistan’s trade relationship with India?

New monetary policy stance may set economic direction

The new monetary policy, to be announced by SBP tomorrow, will indicate the new economic direction as perceived by govt

Curious case of rupee rise

At what level will the exchange rate eventually settle? How sustainable is the trend?

Technology lag in sugar industry

THE year was 1978. Javed Kayani, 15, had just finished high school and decided to partner with family friends to set...

Punjab takes the lead as opinion remains split

There is broad consensus within industry that exports can't be boosted unless govt creates business-friendly environment

Exclusive interview with chairman privatisation commission

When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif offered the job of privatising public corporations to Mohammad Zubair at a dinner ...

Early signs of economic recovery

Private credit rose to Rs231bn in first half of FY13, with the govt claiming that much of it was for fixed investment.

Carpet exports in regional perspective

The recession that hit the US and Europe in 2008 and the changing preferences of the buyers have damaged carpet exports.

Initiatives for corporate farming

Major investors like Mian Muhammad Mansha and Jehangir Khan Tareen have put money in corporate farming.


IN 10 years after admitting Bt cotton for commercial cultivation, India has tripled its cotton output to over 36...

Trade linked to resumption of composite dialogue: minister

Commerce Minister remained upbeat about future of trade relationships but said “trade talks cannot be held in a void”.


The world around us

Loudness and clarity

The Pakhtun question

Missing trade unions


For economic stability

Ulema’s call

Who’ll drive out the pests?

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