Industry Dynamics

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LCP Case Study: Strategy Consulting for an Emerging Cement Company

LCP Case Study: Strategy Consulting for an Emerging Cement Company

The following case study has been developed based on LightCastle’s work for an emerging cement company.  The Opportunity One of the leading local conglomerates in Bangladesh, with a renowned brand of cement in the market was in dire need of a strategic intervention in order to capture a larger market share.  The company with a(…)

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Minimum Viable Products: How Social Enterprises can Harness the Lean Cycle Process

Minimum Viable Products: How Social Enterprises can Harness the Lean Cycle Process

$10 Billion. The estimated net worth of Dropbox (Investopedia), the world’s premier cloud storage company, which has a daily user base of 500 million with a traffic of 1.2 billion files. But, when it started out in 2007, it had zero infrastructure, zero inventory, and zero design. Drew Houston, the CEO of Dropbox, showcased how(…)

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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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The Evolving Digital Marketing Landscape

The Evolving Digital Marketing Landscape

It’s only logical for brands and advertisers to put their money where the consumers are and contrary to a decade ago they aren’t in front of the TV screens anymore. There’s a thriving Middle to Affluent Class (MAC) population in Bangladesh who are not only more susceptible to new tech adoption but are often the(…)

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LightCastle Economic Update- Feb 2017

LightCastle Economic Update- Feb 2017

Bangladesh economy has been experiencing stable growth, fueled by apparel driven export growth, expanding domestic market and stabilizing political conditions. However, looming uncertainties remain with the upcoming national elections scheduled early 2019, and stalled remittance growth from Middle-Eastern economies. Despite achieving commendable economic stability and progress, the economic growth needs to accelerate further through incremental(…)

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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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Exploring Global Opportunities for the Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Industry

Exploring Global Opportunities for the Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmaceutical industry of Bangladesh is not only the largest employer of white collar jobs in the country but, is slowly becoming a globally renowned player in the international market. Bangladesh has already crossed the BDT 6 billion mark in terms of foreign exchange earnings from drug exports in the FY2015-16. According to the IMS data(…)

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The Next Frontier for Fin Techs in Bangladesh

The Next Frontier for Fin Techs in Bangladesh

The Next Frontier for Fin Techs in Bangladesh – Part 1   As a Bangladeshi, often times it is impossible to not be exposed to the world of Mobile Financial Services (MFS). From making fund transfers to completing online and off-line transactions, Fin Tech has significantly improved the lifestyle of our population. While MFS has(…)

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Market Insight: The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector of Bangladesh

Market Insight: The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector of Bangladesh

Thump thump… Silence. Thump thump… Silence. Mr. Anubal, a hotshot IT consultant looks around at the scenery as his taxi hurtles through one of India′s longest flyovers. Then, he notices his destination passing him by to the right, the head offices of Infosys, one of the largest Indian IT firms. Welcome to Bangalore, the Silicon(…)

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Market Insight: Bangladesh Furniture Industry.

Market Insight: Bangladesh Furniture Industry.

The furniture industry in Bangladesh has been experiencing healthy growth over the last 6 years. The domestic market is exhibiting an upward trend and is currently worth BDT 67 Billion. (Source: EU Technical Report, 2012) Also, within that time, exports of wooden furniture has increased by CAGR 104% to USD 38.94 Million (source: EPB), while the(…)

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