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Airline industry to suffer $314bn losses amid COVID-19

Airline industry to suffer $314bn losses amid COVID-19

With about 70 percent of global capacity idled, the airline industry stands to lose $314 billion in ticket sales this year, according to the...

‘Tis the season…

‘Tis the season…

And it really is. Cement sales—despite all the negative reporting about economic fatigue, manufacturing recession, demand compression and construction slowdown—are actually picking up. In the...

Cement: To the north!

Cement: To the north!

Total sales in the Jul-Oct period for the cement industry as a whole has grown by 4 percent compared to the period last year. During...

Cement finding confidence

Cement finding confidence

Though cement demand is not catapulating, there are clear signs that market is becoming slightly more confident, and the demand trends seen last year are...

Cement: Survival or revival—II?

Cement: Survival or revival—II?

Wake me up when September ends; so the song goes. And it seems construction demand may have just woken up after a prolonged period of...

ISL: screaming all signs of manufacturing recession

ISL: screaming all signs of manufacturing recession

The economic planners of the country must cherish Pakistan’s moth-eaten manufacturing base in secret. At least that’s the lesson from the first quarter accounts announcement...

Attock: humble beginnings

Attock: humble beginnings

Despite closing FY19 a touch better than many of its peers in the cement industry, it was long decided that Attock Cement (PSX: ACPL) not...

Exports: barely rescuing cement

Exports: barely rescuing cement

Cement companies don’t have a choice but to lend focus to exports, but it seems, even there they have few offerings to pick from. As...

Cements plunge!

Cements plunge!

The cement industry had a troubling FY19 but the blows are still coming. Cement companies saw that profitability came down considerably (Kohat by 17%, Mapleleaf-...

Kohat on thick ice

Kohat on thick ice

Kohat Cement (PSX: KOHC) is one of those rare companies that are small in size but can still fare a storm when it hits them...

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