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Pakistan on the crossroad of unconventional investment trends

Pakistan on the crossroad of unconventional investment trends

Amidst the post-pandemic scenario, the fast-paced, craftily competitive, exceedingly uncertain and globally challenging business scenario has dramatically raised the investment consciousness of stakeholders. Pakistan, being an emerging economy with the land of ample investment opportunities, must adapt to innovative ways of attracting, retaining and multiplying investments for its economic development. Furthermore, they lack the direction and pace necessary to sustain the long-term momentum of business growth. It is evident that …

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Some steps for Pakistan’s insurance industry to counter impact of pandemic

Some steps for Pakistan’s insurance industry to counter impact of pandemic

With the world battling the novel coronavirus pandemic, the impact has been felt on every sector and everyday life. Perhaps one of the biggest effects of this pandemic has been on the financial services industry and the insurance industry. In many cases, insurers have already started taking the necessary action for protecting their businesses, which have left many consumers in the lurch in this challenging time. On the other hand, …

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The future of Takaful in Pakistan

The future of Takaful in Pakistan

The year 2019 has been good for the Takaful in Pakistan. This is evident from the performance of the Takaful Industry. The annual gross contribution of the Takaful Industry has risen to Rs.10.98 billion in 2019 registering an increase of 27%, over the previous year (2018: Rs. 8.65 billion). The encouraging growth in contribution speaks itself that the Takaful is gaining strengthen in Pakistan where interest based insurance and banking …

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Larger the risk level, higher the growth of insurance industry in Balochistan

Larger the risk level, higher the growth of insurance industry in Balochistan

Banks can play a key role in the growth of insurance industry in the province 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 terror and attacks on public and private properties have witnessed a phenomenal growth over the past many years. The reason is the poor …

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China widely welcomed investments into Pakistan’s SEZs

China widely welcomed investments into Pakistan's SEZs

China has welcomed investment into Pakistan’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) from other countries. While speaking at the “Dialogue on Industrial Cooperation under CPEC and SEZs Framework” organized by the Board of Investment last week, China’s Ambassador in Pakistan Yao Jing said that the Chinese investors were showing keen interest to invest in these SEZs. The private businesses have come into joint ventures of tyres, manufacturing of buses and trucks and textiles in the last …

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Give your inheritors a gift of life insurance

Give your inheritors a gift of life insurance

We are living in a fast changing environment. Every day brings new challenges requiring people to bring about changes in their lives. All this is because of tough competition forcing people to find out new ways and means to grow rapidly. They continue searching not only new ways but also upgrading the previous ones in order to keep pace with the developments in the fast moving world. Lots of inventions …

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Effects of coronavirus on the shipping and insurance industry of Pakistan

Effects of coronavirus on the shipping and insurance industry of Pakistan

The coronavirus has presently affected more than 100,000 persons worldwide. This fast widespread of the virus impacts several business sectors including that of insurance. The pandemic won’t be affecting life insurance in 2020 and as per Moody’s agency estimates, the impact of the pandemic on global reinsurers will be limited, i.e. the consequences will only be significant only at very high levels of gravity. For property and casualty insurance, the …

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The growing efficiency of Takaful Insurance

The growing efficiency of Takaful Insurance

International experts revealed that it is mandatory for everyone in the developed world, to have a cover for unforeseen losses. On the other hand, the need of such an instrument is much greater in developing countries, as susceptibility to risk is high as there are very less opportunities obtainable to recover from big losses. In developing countries therefore, which are usually characterized for having low income levels, and lacking access …

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Pakistan’s insurance sector

  Insurance in Pakistan has come a long way since the time when businesses were tightly regulated and concentrated in the hands of a few public sector insurers. Factors like slowdown of economic activities, law and order issues and high inflation are deteriorating the performance of this sector. Though insurance market in Pakistan is highly concentrated in urban areas and many insurance companies are subsidiaries of large industrial groups that …

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Foreign investments in Pakistan – A perspective for 2012

  FDI requires an enabling environment to ensure flow of funds and capital in different investment ventures. Investments are required in Pakistan for infrastructural development and industrial growth which would create jobs and translate into a higher GDP through enhanced production. The per capita income of Pakistan is only USD 1,254 considered low. The key is to eliminate poverty and increase reserves. With respect to the economic situation of Pakistan, …

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