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2 days ago

Banking

With the wedding season going on in full swing, few things are a given at every wedding event: groovy music, men in suits, winter-proof women in saris, ship loads of oil in qorma and some uncle/aunty loudly fussing over how they managed to rush to the function and forgot the salami envelop at home! Well,…

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2 weeks ago

Business

Four days into the new year, if you’re still struggling to define a theme for the year 2017, take inspiration from the Government of Pakistan. Well, for starters, putting up five major public entities for privatization, has been a sound indication of the year theme in Islamabad. As per the latest news pouring out of…

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3 weeks ago

Apps

As the cashless economy fiasco has reached maddening proportions in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced the launch of an app which will enable Indians to bank – yes, thus, the PM claimed – with their thumb! The new app, announced by the PM at the 6th DIGI Dhan Mela, is an Aadhaar based mobile payment application,…

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3 weeks ago

News

In an aggressive diplomatic move coming at the heels of US expelling 35 Russian diplomats over the cyber attacks issue, the US government has announced sanctions against seven Pakistani companies over alleged association with the country’s missile program. The companies have been identified, Dawn reports, as such: Ahad International, Suite 5-6, 2nd Floor, Empress Tower,…

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3 weeks ago

Announcements

This has been a blissfully happening year for the start-up industry in Pakistan. Start-ups, and all the relevant segments of the industry: incubation centers, investors, venture capitals etc, all gained momentum. As observed by industry’s first ever trend watch spear headed by PakWired, the start-up industry’s journey of success through the year, began with Patari‘s win of…

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4 weeks ago

Announcements

In an unprecedented move, a consortium consisting of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange and a Chinese fund has offered the highest bid of 28 rupees ($0.2672) per share to buy a 40 percent stake in the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). The move is being translated in context China’s Belt and Road Initiative, according to industry…

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4 weeks ago

General

Among Plan9’s plenty of contributions to the start-up industry, one of our recent favorites is their initiative of prompting the DIY culture to Pakistan. (And in case you don’t understand DIY … Come on, google it. Do it yourself!) Have you ever imagined yourself being such a resourceful superman that you could manipulate the entire house by…

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