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Women entrepreneurs in Pakistan — Opportunities & barriers

  Profile Umber Tanya Ansari has been gaining experience in the asset management industry since 2008, and holds a Degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She began her career in advertising at Interflow Communications Limited, handling categories of notable brands such as Pepsi, UBL, PSO, and BMA. Thereafter, she was recruited to work with Crosby Asset Management, where she headed a number of functions, including Marketing, …

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Violent behavior, lack of jobs hindering gender equality

  Pakistan is keen to achieve all the objectives outlined under the UN in SDGs In nearly 100 countries of the world, women face gender-based job restrictions. There are no laws for women guaranteeing equal remuneration for work of equal value and no laws mandating non-discrimination based on gender in hiring, this was recently published in the World Bank notes Women, Business and the Law 2016. It was also observed …

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Impact of home remittances on developing economies

  Developing countries are exposed to globalization owing to the volatility of international markets. The increase in inflows and flight of capital can have significant effects on the economy. In many developing and emerging economies, remittances are financial flows that is as important as, and in some cases more important than, capital flows. It is often observed that remittances are more stable than capital flows to emerging and developing countries …

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CPEC to transform lives of over 3bn people by interlinking region with modern infrastructure

  Export-oriented industries should be facilitated; resourceful solutions needed to curtail energy challenge Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi is a President of the All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF), which is a vibrant business association, with representation from numerous industries and business-sectors. It promotes and protects the interests of the business community in Pakistan and also advises the government on; policy formulation, regulatory realignments, economic reforms and implementation, to ensure better quality of …

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E-Commerce industry in Pakistan: growth prospects and barriers

  The trend to use Internet has been growing fast in Pakistan for the last one decade. As the trend grows faster, traditional business is being converted into Internet business where all transactions are done online, from selection of product to payment of bills. The business on the Internet is less costly and more beneficial. It is becoming very popular mode of trading around the world particularly in the West. …

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Tense Pakistan-India relations hampering South Asian economic integration

  Strained ties between India and Pakistan have been a major obstacle to make SAARC an effective platform Pakistan making all-out efforts to increase exports to India Pakistan believes in transforming ties with India under the tense developing relations between both the neighboring countries and as Pakistan is making steady progress towards economic front, taking it a priority of foreign policy, to have good economic relations among South Asian peers. …

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Brexit impact on Pakistan’s economy

  Though most of the analysts round the world are debating the impact, repercussions and fallout after the Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) would have on global economy, yet they agree to the point that the development will heighten market uncertainty globally. Is the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU is going to have a negative impact on Pakistan’s economy? The officials believe that Pakistan has excellent …

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Influx of Iranian cement likely to challenge the survival of local industry

  APCMA seeks abolition of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess Interview with Mr. Muhammad Ali Tabba – Chairman, APCMA All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) is the apex body of the cement manufacturers of Pakistan. It is registered body under section 3 of the Trade Organization Ordinance 2007 wide license No. 14, dated April 26, 2008 issued by Ministry of Commence. It was incorporated on 14th of September 1992 under section …

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Steel, cement sectors set to reap profits under CPEC projects

  Cement and steel remained the dominant industries in developing the sustainable society and a country. Although the related companies to these industries are highly competitive to generate employment, export earnings, tax revenues and innovations but are much concern to health and vitality of human life and nature. Both cement and steel sectors of Pakistan are likely to get a boost from the tremendous construction activity generated through multi-billion dollar …

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Franchising of international brands likely to flood Pakistan

  Interview with Mohammad Raza Pirbhai – Chief Executive Officer, KFC Pakistan Profile Mohammad Raza Pirbhai is one of the most prominent business leaders of our country and has come a long way since the inception of his career. Raza Pirbhai, having a solid track record of 19 years of involvement in the field of Operations and Human Resource Management, has led him to successfully become the Chief Executive Officer …

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