Pakistan

In-depth country-focused analysis on Pakistan's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Pakistan's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Pakistan, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Pakistan's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Pakistan before your competitors.

Pakistan Country Risk

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Core Views: Pakistan's economy continues to show signs of promise amid the ongoing drawbacks of an energy crisis, systematic terrorist activity, and a high fiscal deficit, driven in part by the...

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Pakistan Industry Coverage (16)

Agribusiness

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BMI View:   A strong rice harvest is expected for 2014/15 although the same is true for other major producers, leading to underwhelming prices for exporters. A similar situation obtains for sugar...

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Autos

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BMI View:   The recent FY2014/15 (July-June) budget has seen the Pakistan government abolishing the 10% Federal Excise Duty (FED) on locally assembled vehicles above 1,800cc while still retaining...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators  Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: Pakistan continues to present major challenges to vendors, and underperform its potential due to a number of economic, social and political risks. However, the large population and...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View:   Following the collapse of peace talks between the government and the Pakistan Taliban, and the decision to begin a military offensive in North Waziristan, we expect an escalation in...

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Food & Drink

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In the longer term, we expect that Pakistan will become an increasingly important investment destination from a demographic point of view, provided political issues are addressed successfully....

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Freight Transport

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We have downgraded our full-year real GDP growth forecast for Pakistan for the current fiscal year (FY2013/14 [July-June]) to 3.4% from 4.0% previously, as the macroeconomic environment readjusts...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We remain bearish towards the outlook for Pakistan's construction sector despite the change towards a more economically conservative government in 2013. This is because Pakistan...

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Insurance

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BMI View: As is the case in previous years, it is very easy to identify points of weakness in Pakistan's insurance sector. Non-life penetration and life density - our key metrics - are at very low...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Pakistan medical device market is small for a country its size. Domestic production is limited primarily to steel surgical instruments and the majority of the market...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View : We believe Pakistan's oil and gas reserves will continue dwindling over the forecast period due to excessive utilisation and lack of significant discoveries. However, several recent...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Pakistan remains one of the least attractive markets in the Asia Pacific region to pharmaceutical and healthcare investment. We project that a lack of government support for...

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Power

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BMI View :   Pakistan is making a shift towards coal-fired power - in line with our expectations for the sector - and we see growth coming from the public and private sectors. That said, we note...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: We have updated our forecasts for Pakistan's commercial real estate sector, moving our short-term focus on to 2014 and 2015. Retail is the only sub-sector for which we are forecasting...

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Shipping

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BMI View: We remain positive about the Pakistani economy, emphasising the strength of the recovery, the beneficial impact of IMF-supported reform initiatives, measures to overhaul the energy...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Pakistan's telecommunications market is one of the most underdeveloped in Asia Pacific. The regulator has successfully auctioned its 3G licences, paving the way for higher value-...

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