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One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative: How Bangladesh can benefit through the new horizon of regional co-operation

One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative: How Bangladesh can benefit through the new horizon of regional co-operation

The recent SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) summit, taking place on 8th and 9th of June, 2017, saw heads of states from Russia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and China but it also solidified the paradigm shift of world power in terms of trade, infrastructure, fuel, energy, transportation, development, and finance. As Bangladesh is becoming a part(…)

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Leather Industry – Bangladesh’s 3rd Engine for Growth

Leather Industry – Bangladesh’s 3rd Engine for Growth

Hearing from the market The global luxury market was worth USD 296.15 bn in 2013, and leather goods held a dominant share in the basket (TMR, 2013). This value is rising due to the increase in affluent population, demanding superior quality products. According to Transparency Research, the global luxury good market will be touching USD374.84(…)

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SUSTAINING BRANDS: A PRIMER

SUSTAINING BRANDS: A PRIMER

In the marketing landscape, change is the most potent constant. Change has its own way of pushing the status quo and changing them. More often than not, change is the one dictating things-dictating marketers to keep up, mold and reinvent. As marketers adapt to the changing ecosystem, they must also ensure that their manoeuvres are(…)

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Ground rules for innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP)

Ground rules for innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP)

Price Performance- Functionality and price should go hand in hand solely because the consumers at the bottom of the pyramid are value seekers. They are always on the look-out for Value for Money products and services as their incomes are on the lower end of the curve. In some fronts, balance between price and performance(…)

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Value Chain Analysis: An approach to rein in costs.

Value Chain Analysis: An approach to rein in costs.

In competition economic environments, firms are scrambling to pinpoint areas that can be improved, consolidated or revamped. The free market is now more unforgiving than ever before with firms taking unprecedented risks to take lead in the markets they operate in. Against this backdrop, businesses have resorted to value creation and cost competitiveness to stay(…)

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Bangladesh – the Dazzling Delta enters 2017

Bangladesh – the Dazzling Delta enters 2017

Bangladesh making headway towards a middle income nation based on strong economic fundamentals Bangladesh’s growth story is one that few saw coming. In the face of persistent challenges, the country’s stable economic growth has provided the bedrock for a prosperous future. With a forecasted growth rate that’s only second to India in the region, Bangladesh(…)

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Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises as means to Achieve Development

Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises as means to Achieve Development

Bangladesh is almost ready to step into 2017 with a mixed year to look back upon. We have been maintaining our GDP growth stride above 6% with emerging industries like footwear, pharmaceuticals, ICT showing strong export potential besides our “big gun” RMG. While roads and highways infrastructure have suffered in terms of implementation time, a(…)

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What Trump’s Victory means for Bangladesh Economy

What Trump’s Victory means for Bangladesh Economy

Trump’s unexpected election victory tonight may come as a surprise to many, as political pundits and local polls had widely predicted a comfortable win for Hillary. So, defying all logics and predictions, Trump came out on top, to the chagrin of many across the world. As the dust settles, it is time to project the(…)

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Part I: PSMP 2016 and Strategic Shift in Bangladesh’s Power Sector

Part I: PSMP 2016 and Strategic Shift in Bangladesh’s Power Sector

Bangladesh is undergoing rapid transition, which is propelling the economy towards greater growth and diversification. Fueled by rampant urbanization, development and infrastructure development, the economy is moving towards a middle income country. The Government’s vision is to elevate the country to a developed economy by 2041, and as such has developed a “Vision 2041” policy.(…)

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The Case for Coal in Bangladesh

The Case for Coal in Bangladesh

Debashish is a 16 year old from Chittagong, who is extremely passionate about the Bangladesh National Cricket Team – he never misses a Tigers’ game on TV. But today, he had to miss the first 15 overs because of an hour-long ‘load-shedding’ power cut, which meant he missed watching his hero and role-model, Tamim Iqbal,(…)

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