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Why banks prefer investment over advances?

  Recently released data by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) about deposits, investments and advances of commercial banks for the month of April’14 can be termed a little disappointing when compared with March’14. Deposits remained pegged at Rs7.6 trillion, advances were recorded at Rs4.1 trillion at month investments slid by 1%MoM to Rs4.5 trillion, mainly because of commencement of trading of government securities at Karachi Stock Exchange and failure of …

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Investment options to counter inflation

  Pakistan has been plagued with inflation for a long time, which creates pressure to meet day-to-day household expenses in limited income. It is extremely important that an additional source of income is available, which cushions monthly expenses. Investment management has long been carried out for additional income, however, in an inflationary environment where cost of living is increasing year-on-year, having and executing a plan for investments of residual funds …

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Saudi firm SALIC keens to invest in red meat

  While there is an abundant supply of red meat in Pakistan, the Saudi Agricultural & Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) has shown interest for making investment in red meat product of Pakistan. Tremendous potential in livestock sector of Pakistan has remained untapped since many decades despite the fact that we are ranked 19th in the world in meat production and 4th in milk production. Livestock sector provides employment opportunities for …

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Saudi investment in Pakistan: strong bilateral ties to continue

  Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, both being Muslim countries enjoy a cordial relation. Saudi Arabia has high regard for Pakistan for being the first Muslim country to hold nuclear power. Those seeking jobs in Saudi Arabia are given visa without any major hiccups. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his exile from Pakistan lived in Saudi Arabia during which time he developed close ties with the Royal family. Saudi Arabia in …

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Mobile packages and moral values

  No doubt in terms of promoting investment and encouraging competition, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to some extent fulfilling its vision as at present Pakistan stands in all over the world in 9th place and in Asia it ranks 5th in Mobile phone user. The subscribers of cellular mobile in Pakistan attained the level of 128.93 million at the end of June 2013. However, in terms of protect consumer interest, PTA failed …

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Pakistan provides ample opportunities for investment in telecom

  With more than 180 million population and 132.33 million cellular mobile subscribers, Pakistan’s telecom sector offers huge opportunities for international and domestic investors. Foreign telecom firms have important presence in the country. These firms are fruitfully doing business in Pakistan. The telecom sector has attracted considerable foreign investment after the deregulation. During FY06 to FY12, Pakistan’s telecom sector attracted more than US$12 billion of investments including $6 billion foreign …

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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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Vast opportunities of export, investment exists in livestock

  Livestock is a vital sub-sector of agriculture in Pakistan as promoting dairy, meat and poultry business in this sector is more beneficial for the economic development of the country. Livestock contributed approximately 55.1 percent to the agriculture value added and 11.6 percent to the national GDP during 2010-12. Gross Value Added of the livestock sector at constant factor cost increased from Rs672 billion (2010-11) to Rs700 billion (2011-12) showing …

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Investment avenues and opportunities in Punjab

  The Punjab Board of Investments is actively involved in finding opportunities for business. Punjab being an agricultural land, needless to say there are numerous investment opportunities in farming. The government has identified potential sectors, which need investments and on the government target list. Many initiatives have been taken to resolve the energy and power crisis including development on Thar coal. The government has set positive examples by keeping law …

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Business dynamics of the crude oil market

  Crude oil determines inflation and also determines the GDP of an oil exporting nation. In more advance economics as discussed earlier, oil is used for investments i.e. trading of commodity futures. Irrespective of the current market price, futures are locked at a higher price being traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange (or NYMEX), as well as the International Petroleum Exchange. Speculation that who trade large volumes can easily …

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