Investment & Growth

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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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Unnoty- A Bridge to Change

Unnoty- A Bridge to Change

In the history of development, bridges have always played an important role. Back in the early 19th century when the wind of change widely known as industrial revolution reached USA, among the many big things that were changing peoples’ lives were bridges. From 1820 to 1830, in only 10 years, America built around 65 bridges(…)

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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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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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Pitch. Win. Execute.

Pitch. Win. Execute.

How do you value ideas? Is it really immeasurable? Why is it that a relatively ‘worse’ idea end up transforming into billion dollar businesses, whereas startups that are backed with huge pre-seed investments often sink within the first year? These trillion-dollar answers lie within the process of execution. If someone figured out a formula to(…)

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TIME TO MAKE FOR BANGLADESH : Insights into the Growing Consumer Market of Bangladesh

TIME TO MAKE FOR BANGLADESH : Insights into the Growing Consumer Market of Bangladesh

The universe of middle and affluent class (MAC) in Bangladesh is growing both in terms of size and purchasing capacity. This provides businesses with an expanding opportunity – Bangladesh hosting 8th largest population in the world and consumers spending around USD 130 bn+ annually with an annual 6% growth rate. Right now the MAC population(…)

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Why ‘Going Mobile’ is the mantra for the Digital Economy

Why ‘Going Mobile’ is the mantra for the Digital Economy

Bangladesh’s growth story can be explained in a number of ways. With steady and consistent growth (+5% GDP Growth) over last one decade, the economy has slowly graduated to the lower-middle income level rung crossing the threshold of USD 1,000 per capita. If the economy can maintain momentum, it will be easy to attain 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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Digital Bangladesh in the Making – Part 1

Digital Bangladesh in the Making – Part 1
[In this first of the 2 part series blog, I will unfold some great stories of technology landscape in Bangladesh and how they are having an impact on the making of Digital Bangladesh] As an emerging economy Bangladesh has embraced technology at a rapid pace. The penetration of the telecom sector, mobile commerce and advent of internet(…)

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