Bank – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:02:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Review of rising interest rate http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/05/27/review-of-rising-interest-rate/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/05/27/review-of-rising-interest-rate/#respond Sun, 26 May 2019 19:44:22 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=29128 To sustain the price stability, researchers revealed that the Reserve Bank of any country manage the money supply of that country. Therefore, monetary policy plays its role to stable the economic growth by the number of channels. Researchers also recorded that price stability is main contribution of monetary policy for sustainable growth of any country. …

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Islamic finance a growing business area for conventional banks http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/05/20/islamic-finance-a-growing-business-area-for-conventional-banks/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/05/20/islamic-finance-a-growing-business-area-for-conventional-banks/#respond Sun, 19 May 2019 20:01:44 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=28840 According to World Bank, the growth of Islamic finance has been rapid at 10-12 percent annually over the past two decades, with the industry surpassing approximately US$ 2,500 billion in size by 2018. Islamic finance has emerged as an effective tool for financing development worldwide, including non-Muslim countries. Accordingly, Islamic financial institutions are gradually becoming …

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Who Are The Most Trustworthy Banks? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/05/07/who-are-the-most-trustworthy-banks/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/05/07/who-are-the-most-trustworthy-banks/#respond Tue, 07 May 2019 09:50:30 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=28512 Though the effects of the financial crisis in 2007-08 are still reverberating, banks are learning to live with their new environment. Allowing banks to look beyond profits and gain an insight into their overall image, the 19th annual Financial Times’ Bank Image Survey measures the standing and profile of international banks among senior financial decision makers of …

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Central bank as we know it? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/central-bank-as-we-know-it/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/22/central-bank-as-we-know-it/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:56:41 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27918 For centuries central bank has played an important role in formulating monetary policies and regulating the banking system of a country. It is responsible for maintaining financial sovereignty and economic stability and one of the important tools for this is currency. They are entrusted with the responsibility of regulating the supply and value of currency …

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Bancassurance: the one stop financial solution http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/15/bancassurance-the-one-stop-financial-solution/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/15/bancassurance-the-one-stop-financial-solution/#respond Sun, 14 Apr 2019 19:53:01 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27624 As compared to Europe, Pakistan is a market with low insurance penetration and a limited variety of distribution channels. Bancassurance is on the rise, particularly in emerging markets as its outlook remains positive worldwide. In many markets, bancassurance is the primary mode of distribution of insurance products. It is also fast catching up in markets …

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Appropriate human resource highly effective for banking growth http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/18/appropriate-human-resource-highly-effective-for-banking-growth/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/18/appropriate-human-resource-highly-effective-for-banking-growth/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 19:54:59 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26629 An age-old saying is that the most important asset of an organization is its workers. If this saying is valid, and it is, then handling a work force becomes vital for the organization. Managing people is a continuous process from the time people join an organization until their retirement — and at times even beyond that. In …

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Leading Pakistani banks evolving for a new digital age http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/leading-pakistani-banks-evolving-for-a-new-digital-age/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/25/leading-pakistani-banks-evolving-for-a-new-digital-age/#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:55:19 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25915 National Bank of Pakistan With long term vision & focus on digital banking, a new Group was recently formed within the Bank by the name of Payment Services & Digital Banking Group “PSDBG” to ensure that NBP is not only at par with its peer banks but is also capable of leading the industry on …

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Govt likely to reduce borrowings from central bank http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/07/govt-likely-to-reduce-borrowings-from-central-bank/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/07/govt-likely-to-reduce-borrowings-from-central-bank/#respond Sun, 06 Jan 2019 19:56:48 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24195 The quantum of Government of Pakistan (GoP) borrowings from State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has lately reached 12.6 percent of GDP, the highest since FY06. The limit specified by International Monetary Fund (IMF) is 7.5-8.0 percent of GDP. This necessitates a shift towards banks for borrowings. The latest auction of Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIB) in …

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How to deal with the next financial crisis – take some lessons from Iceland http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/08/how-to-deal-with-the-next-financial-crisis-take-some-lessons-from-iceland/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/08/how-to-deal-with-the-next-financial-crisis-take-some-lessons-from-iceland/#respond Sun, 07 Oct 2018 19:02:18 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21280 It has been ten years since the global recession hit – and the perfect opportunity to rethink and reassess the crisis with the benefit of time. Much of the focus so far has been on economic or policy failures, with the question of accountability left out of the discussion. In stark contrast to the grassroots …

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Global Banks Hike Up Interest Rates http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/global-banks-hike-up-interest-rates/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/global-banks-hike-up-interest-rates/#respond Mon, 01 Oct 2018 12:10:04 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21029 On Wednesday the United States Federal Reserve continued their incremental increase of the interest rate by a quarter of a percent, bumping the rate up to 2.25 percent. While not featured on the below chart, Indonesia hiked their interest rate by a quarter of a percent Friday as well. Over the course of the past month central banks around the globe …

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