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The State of Renewable Energy & Solar in Pakistan

Is solar the way forward in addressing Pakistan’s energy crisis? Hello friends, colleagues and co-consiprators! In Pakistan LOL means Loads of Load-shedding (bad joke, I know but if I had a penny for every time I got this joke via SMS, you get my drift). For the uninitiated, us Pakistanis experience deliberate rolling blackouts because we …

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Ride-sharing & Pakistan: Meant to be or Star-crossed lovers? Also who is *Really* winning team Uber or Careem?

What is the Ride-Hailing Economy look like in Pakistan? Hello friends, colleagues and co-consiprators (& Eid Mubarak in advance to those celebrating!) For me, I’ve got the journey to and from work (I live in Rawalpindi & work in Islamabad) down to a science. A couple of minutes over the “right time” to leave the capital …

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Unpacking the fintech space in Pakistan. The good, the bad and the ugly.Â

FinTech is so hot right now – or is it? Hello friends, colleagues and co-conspirators! Last week, Pakistan’s financial technology (fintech) space made a great stride forward with the launch of the SimSim digital wallet. This digital wallet is exciting news because (1) It received regulatory approval from the State Bank of Pakistan and (2) It was …

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i2i Insights Newsletter: Is retail making a comeback? Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition and the future of ecommerce

The rules are changing within the e-commerce space. Is the future of retail and e-tail one and the same now? Hello friends, colleagues and co-conspirators! In May Amazon opened doors to its first New York City bookstore, Amazon Books. As I stood line waiting to get inside the Columbus Circle shop, the irony was not lost on …

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