DP WORLD reports 10.7% gross volume growth in 2Q2017

DP World Limited handled 34.0 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2017, with gross container volumes growing by 8.2% year-on-year on a reported basis and 7.7% on a like-for-like basis, with second quarter growth rates accelerating to 10.7% year-on-year on a reported basis and 10.4% on a like-for-like basis, ahead of Drewry Maritime’s upgraded industry estimate of 4% throughput growth in 2017.

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Telenor Pakistan recommits to empower societies through sustainable and socially responsible business practices

Telenor Pakistan has launched the Sustainability Report 2015-16 today that captures a holistic view of the best practices adopted by Telenor Pakistan during the said period and their impact that continues to empower the Pakistani society. “The Sustainability Report 2015-16 effectively summarizes our efforts and testifies our progress in the direction that is beneficial not only to the business but also to the communities we operate in,” said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO, Telenor Pakistan.

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Etihad Airways introduces next-generation Boeing 787 between Abu Dhabi and

  • Upgrade to widebody 787 Dreamliner provides significant capacity increase on key route
  • Aircraft features industry-leading, award-winning cabins
  • Acclaimed Flying Nanny service now available on 787 Dreamliner flights to Beirut

Etihad Airways today introduced the Boeing 787-9 on its scheduled daily service from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to Beirut, Lebanon.

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NBP approves increment in monthly pension for all its pensioners

The President and board of directors of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) have approved an increase in the monthly pension of all NBP pensioners who retired and families of employees who deceased, on or before 2016. As per the details, a 20% increase was approved for those who retired before December 1998, while a 15% for those who retired between 1999 to 2009, and 10% increase was agreed for those who retired between 2010 to 2016.

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JazzCash mobile account now comes with Visa Debit Card

JazzCash, the number one Mobile Account provider in Pakistan, has launched Visa Debit Cards for its Mobile Account customers. JazzCash Visa Debit Card will be linked to customer’s Mobile Account and will bring convenience to millions of JazzCash Mobile Account customers by enabling them to make purchases at more than  49,000 merchants across Pakistan that accept Visa cards.

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Telenor Microfinance Bank launches Pakistan’s first MasterCard-branded Virtual Debit Card

In yet another instance of innovation aimed towards facilitating digital payments and e-commerce in the country, Telenor Microfinance Bank (formerly Tameer Microfinance Bank) through its mobile banking platform, Easypaisa, has launched the country’s first MasterCard-branded Virtual Debit Card to facilitate online shopping on local and international e-commerce shopping websites – using Easypaisa Mobile Accounts.

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NBP: Re-organization for responding to the challenges of tomorrow

Mr. Saeed Ahmed, after assuming charge as President National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), has undertaken major organizational and structural reforms aimed towards promoting service quality, business growth, empowerment of field functionaries for improved turnaround time, and addressing the challenges posed by the banking industry, witnessing a gradual shift from the brick and mortar concept to branchless banking.

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