Public Private Partnership (PPP) – Accounting Implications

The concept of Public Private Partnership (PPP) was introduced to combine contrasting objectives i.e. public sector whose prime objective is to provide maximum service to general public whereas private sector whose main objective is to maximize profits and returns for its shareholders. There is no consensus on the definition of PPP however, the most relevant... Continue Reading →

Ease of Doing Business Index – Pakistan

Pakistan is ranked 108 in the World Bank (WB) recently updated Ease of Doing Business Index, an improvement of 28 from the previous rank of 136. The one achievement that the PTI government can claim for itself in this troubling  environment, is the improvement in the ease of doing business index. So, what actually does... Continue Reading →

IFRS 9 – The Expected Credit Loss Method

In Numerology, Number 9 is known as the number of Universal Love, though in the International Financial Reporting Standards, IFRS 9 ‘Financial Instruments’ was certainly not welcomed with much love. After the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, the accounting standard bodies were blamed for not adequately catering the impairment provisions of financial assets. The... Continue Reading →

IS IT THE RIGHT TIME?

For all those small investors who have invested their limited savings in stock exchange directly or indirectly (through mutual funds, etc.) have been wondering and asking their stock brokers is it the right time for investment or disinvestment or not? More often or not stock brokers come up with lollipop statements that its just a... Continue Reading →

Why Budgeting?

“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.” Joe Biden That’s what the significance of Budgeting is for any Organization! But Budgeting and forecasting process in any average size Organization takes extensive amount of resources and time of all level of management. So many times executives... Continue Reading →

All you need to know about Right Shares

We all have studied in our college or university days that debt financing is cheaper than equity financing as the returns of the debt holders are secured. However, considering the current monetary environment of the country where the benchmark interest rate has been increased to 10% -- its six years high level, Companies are more... Continue Reading →

Origins – Dan Brown

The book I have chosen to share with is Origins by Dan Brown. It is a mystery thriller novel, set out in Spain. Dan Brown is an American author who has written many Best Selling Books, including The De Vinci Code. He follows the theme of Science vs Religion, where scientific discoveries challenge the religious... Continue Reading →

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