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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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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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Greek Debt and Bangladesh

Greek Debt and Bangladesh

I live in London: the greatest city in the world AFTER Dhaka. Greek debt crisis is one of hottest topics in breakfast table here. There are extremists in both ends. Some people think Greeks are just lazy and they should be strangled to death till they pay their debt. There is no shortage of people who(…)

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How falling international oil prices are affecting Bangladesh

How falling international oil prices are affecting Bangladesh

The plummeting price of oil is, at present, the most sensational energy story in the world. For much of the past decade, because of soaring oil consumption in countries like China and conflicts in key oil nations like Iraq, oil production could hardly cope with the demand-thus causing prices to spike. But many of these(…)

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3 Industries that are at the cusp of Technology enabled Disruption (Part I)

3 Industries that are at the cusp of Technology enabled Disruption (Part I)

Technology innovations are highly transformative – taking a look at the industrial revolution to the widespread usage of electricity to modern day cyber age, the impact is clear. However, over the last decade the transformation has been exponential with a speed and scale absent before. Here’s a sneak peek into 3 industries that in my(…)

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Crickonomics!

Crickonomics!

Is it the Beautiful Game or Just the Money? The 2007 world cup was not a successful world cup by any means. The tournament dragged on for close to two months, a lot of unnecessary matches were played and in the end, Australia quite easily ran away with the trophy. However, the shock factor wasn’t(…)

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HSBC Trade Confidence Index (TCI) portrays an upbeat picture of Bangladesh economy

HSBC Trade Confidence Index (TCI) portrays an upbeat picture of Bangladesh economy

HSBC recently published the “Trade Confidence Index” (TCI) which shows that Bangladesh moved up the economic ladder significantly in the past six months. Bangladesh’s TCI currently stands at 141 which is a 38 basis point increase from the latter half of 2013 putting Bangladesh ahead of countries like India and the United Arab Emirates. Bangladesh’s(…)

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Market Insight: Bangladesh Fisheries Sector

Market Insight: Bangladesh Fisheries Sector

Bangladesh has always been heavily dependent on fish as a primary source of protein for its people. This has remained the case for years due to the low per capita income of the country and the inability of its citizens to accommodate higher value proteins into their diets. Moreover, the demand for fish has always(…)

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Footwear Sector- Bangladesh’s Next Export Tiger

Footwear Sector- Bangladesh’s Next Export Tiger

Although Bangladesh export basket is heavily skewed towards RMG export, several new sectors have cropped up over the last decade. Footwear is one such sector which has tremendous potential to significantly boost country’s export while diversifying the economy’s export basket.

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The Brighter Side Of The Coin: Untangling The Fundamentals Of Our Growth Story

The Brighter Side Of The Coin: Untangling The Fundamentals Of Our Growth Story

Not too long ago, a friend of mine shared a post on Facebook from Euromonitor International titled “Top 5 fastest Growing Key Emerging Economies in 2014”. I was happy (and definitely not surprised) to see that Bangladesh had made 4th position on that list. What I was disappointed to see was a wary “for now”(…)

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