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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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How Bangladesh can become an Attractive Investment Destination

How Bangladesh can become an Attractive Investment Destination

Bangladesh economy has achieved remarkable growth on the back of rising RMG export, steadily increasing remittance flow, and growing domestic demand for goods and services. Bangladesh’s average growth of 6.2%, over last one decade, has been remarkable considering the series of internal and external shocks impacting the economy. From the global financial crisis in 2008(…)

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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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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 II – PSMP 2016 and Strategic Shift in Bangladesh’s Power Sector

Part II – PSMP 2016 and Strategic Shift in Bangladesh’s Power Sector

This write-up dives deeper into the demand and supply sides of power consumption and production in the Bangladesh economy. Although Bangladesh has been able to become partially self-sufficient in producing electricity, it still struggles to meet peak demand. The projected peak demand up to 2040 is:  Source: JICA PSMP 2016 The current power generation capability(…)

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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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Business Optimism gets A New Name as LightCastle Launches Business Confidence Index 2016

Business Optimism gets A New Name as LightCastle Launches  Business Confidence Index 2016

An Accomplishment to take Pride in Nestled between Chindia (China and India), Bangladesh – a country filled with hope and dreams of 160+ mn homogenous people spanning in 147,570 sqkms – surfaces as one of the most prominent, lucrative investment frontiers in the world. Despite its fair share of myriad challenges, the country has shown(…)

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How Entrepreneurs can Build Top Performing Teams

How Entrepreneurs can Build Top Performing Teams

Successful organizations have always depended on strong, stable and forward looking teams, with growth mindset and drive towards achieving extraordinary results. While human resource remains at the crux of success, most entrepreneurs and top executives tend to undervalue the importance and contributions of people. As a building block for organizations, teams play a pivotal role(…)

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WebAble Launches a Storytelling Platform for RMG Sector – Made in Equality

WebAble Launches a Storytelling Platform for RMG Sector – Made in Equality

(August 4, 2016; Dhaka) An online initiative called “Made in Equality” was launched today, which takes the form of a website and Facebook page featuring people working within the Bangladeshi RMG sector, especially garment workers. Images of individuals and small groups of individuals are presented alongside a quote from those photographed illustrating their life experiences(…)

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Market Insight: LPG Industry in Bangladesh

Market Insight: LPG Industry in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the few countries in the world which provides piped gas connections to households for cooking purposes. Although LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) containers have been available for sale since 1980s, supplied by state-owned BPC (Bangladesh Petroleum Company), it failed to grab market share until the enactment of government’s policy restricting fresh connections(…)

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