Reducing the state's business margins
tax - which most voters don't pay - has the support of 45 percent of voters, while 26 percent oppose a cut.
The rate hike assumes significance as it is expected to lead foreign portfolio investors away from emerging markets such as India, and also dent business margins
as access to capital from the US will become expensive.
On a stand-alone basis, PNSC's business profile has gained significant strength in recent years and exhibited by continuous improvement in business margins
on account of efficient fleet utilization, better pricing strategy and cost management measures taken by the management.
The first quarter of 2016 is the third consecutive period with healthy and stable new business margins
Continued dip in international oil prices influencing business margins
and prevailing inter-corporate circular debt issue in the oil and gas industry of Pakistan remain key business concerns.
RHI president and chief executive officer Renato Valencia said the group's sugar business margins
had dropped by 70 percent year on year owing to operational challenges.
The export business margins
remained small due to initial investment in target markets and are being aggressively pushed to establish profitable volumes in the key focus markets van der Westhuizen stated.
Dubai: As the retail banking business in the UAE is set for an average 10 per cent per year asset growth, the retail business margins
are expected to come under squeeze due to potential rise cost of funds and rising competitive pressures in the market.
And by doing this, we feel we can offer better business margins
to our partners so that they can enhance their profitability, when working with us.
Base business margins
improved over the corresponding period.
On the other hand, Lenovo doubling the server business margins
is a good deal for Lenovo," said Alberto Moel, a Hong Kong-based analyst at Sanford C.
The bank was able to balance volume growth and healthy business margins
while core businesses continued to deliver steady returns.