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Gwadar port: A mega seaport project for development of small, medium and large scale industries

  Balochistan is a strategically located province. The ongoing mega development projects like Gwadar deep-sea port would make the province a hub for regional transport more effectively for land locked Afghanistan and Central Asian states. This would accentuate the existing road network in Balochistan. Therefore Balochistan urgently needs a mega road sector development project to cope with the new circumstances after the completion of mega projects in the province and …

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Gwadar port emerging as logistics hub in the region

  In the present age of globalization, Gwadar port has greater scope and tremendous potential to emerge as distribution and logistics hub in the region. Strategically located Gwadar port can be converted into a regional hub of international trade. By virtue of its geography, Gwadar has greater potential, wider scope and brighter prospects to emerge as center of trade and commerce serving at least 20 countries in the Asian region. …

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Balochistan automobile sector has promising outlook

  Development under Gwadar is likely to give support to this neglected market Pakistan automobile market witnessed a rapid growth and hefty expansion over the past decade, yet Balochistan could not see any development in auto and allied sector. The province was simply neglected and no plan was formulated for development of automobile industry. The present economic managers should take some practical measures to exploit the geo-strategic position of the …

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Gwadar port set to emerge as largest business center of the world

  Port has wider scope and brighter prospects as a trade and commerce hub to serve 20 countries in Asia After the formal declaring of Gwadar Port a free trade zone and handing over to China last year, all business affairs of the Gwadar Port in Balochistan now are being carried out by Chinese authorities. Last year, the Pakistan government has formally handed over the 2,281 acres free trade zone …

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Setting up a PSX branch in Gwadar and Quetta helps grow corporate culture

  The capital market provides the people with the investment opportunities and the companies to raise funds for expansion and development for further investments. Though the government has an important role to play in shaping the legal, institutional and business environment but major responsibility rests with the corporate sector to achieve a higher level of corporate governance. The high standards of corporate integrity and excellence are of key importance for …

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More shariah-compliance products may help grow Islamic banking

  Islamic banking is one of the emerging fields in global financial market nowadays. It is growing at very fast pace all around the world. The tide is little slow in Pakistan as Islamic investment banks and Islamic venture capital funds are yet fully launched here. Muslims generally abstain from purchasing insurance policies on religious grounds and have reservations on banking, which also involves payment of interest. They believe that …

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Technology revolutionizing the financial services

  Information and communication technologies (ICT) have brought about a revolutionary change in the financial sector. This revolution finds manifestations today in shape of innovative banking products and services such as Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), Internet banking, tele-banking and so on. The Internet, ATMs, POS devices and mobile phones are the examples of online banking technologies, which serve to deliver a set of banking services and are part of distribution …

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Fast emerging and challenging banking technologies

Customer awareness should be increased to encourage use of ATM, credit cards and Internet banking Consumer financing has emerged out as one of most prolific aspects of banking in Pakistan. Consumer financing products include credit cards, personal loans, auto loans and housing mortgage. It not only contributes towards facilitating the life patterns of consumers, but it also proves to be a source of improvement for the image of banks. Banking …

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