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  • Fall-off in Indian weddings bodes ill for jewellers, gold

    This bride was lucky because many other weddings will likely be postponed - to the dismay of the country's jewellers...

    “Jewellery demand could drop by 30 per cent (year-on-year) in the second half due to fewer weddings,” said Prithviraj Kothari, vice president of India Bullion & Jewellers' Association (IBJA)...

  • Indian jewellers pull ‘racist’ ad featuring Aishwarya Rai

    A national English newspaper published the Kalyan Jewellers’ advertisement last week that showed a fair Bachchan bejewelled and decked in Indian regal attire, reclining under a parasol held by dark-skinned child...

    The jewellers apologised, saying the ad was “intended to present the royalty, timeless beauty and elegance”...

  • Passerby burnt during jewellers’ protest

    Around 250 jewellers, led by the president of the jewellers’ association, Khawaja Sohail Sadiq, gathered on the road carrying placards inscribed with demands for the arrest of the robbers who took away about three kilogrammes of gold jewellery from a shop at Sarafa Bazaar on Wednesday night...

    The president of the jewellers’ association said: “Police have been doing nothing for the arrest of the culprits and the recovery of the...

  • Jewellers announce opposition to Indian trade fair

    LAHORE: Lahore Sarafa and Jewellers Association have opposed the upcoming Indian Jewellery Show being held in first week of next month here, with the collaboration of Saarc Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)...

    In a joint statement, the association’s President Hafiz Mohammad Ahmed, chairman Haji Afzal, SVP Shehzad Iqbal and general secretary Tahir Mehmood Bhatti said that 12th Saarc...

  • Retail investors’ access to real estate business

    Pakistan's first real estate investment trust’s initial public offering by the Arif Habib Group in partnership with the Dolmen Group is expected to bring the so far capital-intensive real estate investments within the reach of retail investors...

    While the real estate investments are definitely considered more lucrative in Pakistan as compared to other investment alternatives, it would be interesting to note if the real estate...

  • PFDC redefines retail dynamics

    LAHORE: With a line-up of 16 designers and seven textile houses and high street brands, and evolving corporate synergies, the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) commenced its eighth consecutive showcase, the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, on Saturday at the Expo Centre...

  • Ogra, oil companies at loggerheads over ban on retail network expansion

    ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) is at loggerheads with a group of 13 leading oil marketing companies (OMCs) over massive storage capacity shortfalls and the expansion of retail networks...

    On January 12, Ogra announced that it stopped the 13 OMCs from expanding their retail outlet networks because of their failure to develop proportionate storage capacity required under the government policy...

  • Punjab’s surging retail business

    THE retail sector is booming in Punjab on the back of rapid urbanisation and rising consumer spending that is fuelling significant investment in this sector across the province...

    The growth in retail business is not restricted to a few large cities; it is thriving even in smaller urban centres and towns...

  • Milk retail price fixed at Rs80 a litre

    The commissioner said all the stakeholders, including dairy farmers, wholesalers and retail shop owners, had not only assured the administration but had also given written commitments to the city administration that they would follow the decision taken in the meeting and the people would be provided milk at Rs80 per litre at retail shops throughout the city...

  • Letter from Mumbai: Move to ease rules for retail trade

    GOVERNMENTS and local bodies in many parts of the world often tend to over-regulate the retail trade...

    But with the retail trade facing a major onslaught from e-tailers, governments are realising that thousands of brick-and-mortar retailers are facing an existential crisis, which could lead to large job losses...

  • Retail therapy: Feeha Jamshed proves good things are worth the wait

    ”The soon-to-open store is located right next to the very ‘it’ Mews Café on the happening E-Street in Karachi, varnished, minimalistic and with all the makings of a designer retail haven, if the samples are anything to go by...

    For Feeha is something of an anomaly, having taken the longest time to venture into retail, at a time when a growing milieu of local designers have been quick to set up stores of their own...

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