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State Bank of Pakistan

Profit performance masks the challenges faced by Pakistan's banks

August 1, 2011

Although Pakistan tops The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks profit rankings, the country’s banking sector faces a number of difficulties as it copes with a challenging economic environment.

Credit cards

Retailers and card issuers up the stakes in battle over interchange fees

June 1, 2011

Should the payment card industry be a free market? Or does it need to be regulated? The debate is raging in countries across the world, with both retailers and card issuers arguing that tweaks to interchange fees and leaving them shortchanged.

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