Banks’ profits have declined in the first quarter of this fiscal year as their investment in long-term Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIBs) fetched lower returns and as lending to the government sector remained low. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) quarterly report on banking statistics is still awaited but according to a brokerage house report, profit of all banks combined, minus Habib Bank Ltd., fell 2pc in July-September this year from the same period of the last year.
AS Pakistan heads towards water scarcity, promoting economic use of water has become as important as boosting renewable resources. In agriculture, the concept of economising the usage of water gained currency about a decade ago. But in the absence of a national water policy, efforts made for conserving water have so far not made a major impact. By 2014, Pakistan had withdrawn 94 per cent of its total renewable water resources.
After posting a 10-year high growth of 5.7pc last year, large -scale manufacturing (LSM) has taken an even better start in the first two months of this fiscal year. In July-Aug, this year, annualised increase in LSM output shot up to 11.3pc, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. And, whereas LSM growth in the last fiscal was primarily driven by domestic demand, this year’s growth impetus is likely to also come from export-led requirements. Exports have begun to grow.
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Selecting a term
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