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Role of SMEs and its benefits associated with ongoing business

  In today’s times, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are seen to be a universal solution to a majority of the problems being faced by the less-developed countries. Unemployment, lack of economic growth, and poverty are some of the problems, which are expected to be solved under this small scale sector. The faith in SME is constantly on the rise as the concept of manufacturing occurring anywhere is on the …

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Keeping interest rates lower can woo foreign business

  With the monetary policy having been announced by the State Bank of Pakistan, the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has expressed their concern. The president of the FPCCI, Mr. Shaukat Ahmed was of the opinion that keeping the policy rate unchanged was not seen as a measure taken to implement policy rather it is an act of escapism; a means by which the necessary measures …

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Thriving food business in Karachi takes new heights

  Pakistan is a land, which is having rugged terrain and mountains in the north, plains and fields in the South. Pakistan is considered an agricultural community, which keeps the country self-sufficient with its food requirement. Since there have hardly been any investments to promote recreational activities such as water parks, amusement parks, Safari’s, water sports, race tracks, gymnastics etc the only source of entertainment for the people is food. …

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High cost of doing business in Pakistan

  Presently, the cost of operating a business in Pakistan is considerably high because of incompetent and unfriendly socio-economic environment. Consequently, Pakistani businesses are at a comparative demerit in regards of operating costs against their competitors in the region. In spite of continuous representations to the government strategy adepts and top executives, no worthwhile attempt has been made towards declining the high cost of doing business in the country. The …

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Business environment for retail business

  With the positivity instilled with the current government, most segments of the economy are showing positive signs of growth. When talking to businessmen on market potential, most say that the sector which is the best choice for investments is the retail sector. Pakistan has population of 180 million people, and frankly, the only entertainment is food and shopping. The demand of both food and shopping is counter to the …

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Business environment in Pakistan

  Rising cost of doing business, energy crisis & security issues are cause of concern for overseas investors To attract foreign investment is one of the top priorities of the present government with a view to improve economic growth in Pakistan. In this respect the Ministry of Finance is holding road shows at least six in six major cities including Dubai, Los Angles, New York and London this week. Although …

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Economic corridor an entirely new business plan for Pakistan and region

  Pakistan and China set in motion a roll out of $46 billion portfolio agreed under Chine-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Both signed agreements worth $28 billion to immediately kick-start early harvest projects, while projects worth $17 billion, which are in pipeline, will follow as soon as required studies, processes and formalities are completed. The groundbreaking and signing of financial agreements has demonstrated that there is a strong will on both …

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Privatization of PIA and Pakistan Steel — a hard nut to crack

  Certainly, it is not the business of the state to do business. It is the private sector, which has to run the businesses under the patronage and facilitation of the government. The government should only play the role of regulator and facilitator of corporate businesses. Since 1990, the country sold off 167 SOEs. During 1997-2000, the complete denationalization of the banking sector was carried out. A privatization program was …

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Insurance growth and prospect in Balochistan

  Insurance business generally grows on risk perception in a society. Larger the risk level, higher the growth of insurance industry. The risk perception — risks to life, assets and public and private properties — has been higher and widely prevalent in Balochistan where the incidents of target killings and attacks on public and private properties have witnessed a phenomenal growth over the past five years. The reason is the …

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The boom of retail markets in Pakistan

  Pakistan’s retail sector is growing with great momentum. The retail industries have become a major hub for growing businesses. Though retailers have existed in Pakistan for a long time, the induction of global brands and outlets have forced local retailers to expand their boundaries to compete with their larger international competitors. The entrance of supermarkets and malls during the last eight years created a new community of enthusiastic shoppers …

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