BR Research - Banking

ABL goes smooth

ABL goes smooth

Allied Bank Limited (ABL) announced its 9MCY19 financial results last week, accompanied with an interim dividend of Rs2 per share, in addition to Rs4/share already...

All is well at MCB

All is well at MCB

The challenging economic conditions seem to have done no harm to MCB Bank’s profits. The bank also continued with the rich tradition of high payout...

Profits grow at UBL

Profits grow at UBL

UBL announced its 9MCY19 financial results yesterday, making good strides, accompanied with an interim dividend of Rs3/share. This was in addition to Rs5/share already paid...

HBL: pretax profits up

HBL: pretax profits up

Having had a slightly challenging 2QCY19, in terms of profitability, the country’s largest commercial bank, HBL staged a resounding comeback in the third quarter. The...

Forget the heat – the flow is here 

Forget the heat – the flow is here 

The hot money is getting hotter in Pakistan. At an unprecedented level of $234 million in Sep-19, the year to date inflows under SACRA in...

NBP – impressive again

NBP – impressive again

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) keeps churning profits, and 1HCY19 was no different. Save from a higher effective tax rate, everything about the profit and...

Reported fiscal deficit – not too scary

Reported fiscal deficit – not too scary

Yesterday, the ministry of finance reported the fiscal deficit number at 8.9 percent of GDP or Rs3.44 trillion. This space estimated the number at Rs3.49...

JSBL 1HCY19

JSBL 1HCY19

JS Bank Limited has had it tough in 2019 so far. That should not come as a surprise as most sectors have had it tough...

Scary fiscal deficit – don’t look at it

Scary fiscal deficit – don’t look at it

The country’s total debt and liabilities increased by 35 percent or Rs10.3 trillion in FY19 to reach Rs40.2 trillion – 104 percent of GDP. Out...

Changing sentiments?

Changing sentiments?

Last week the news flow was positive; and the stock market reacted to it with 9 percent recovery. A fresh wave of positivity; but the...

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