Bangladesh Economy

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Report Download: Bangladesh- The Surging Consumer Market Nobody Saw Coming

Report Download: Bangladesh- The Surging Consumer Market Nobody Saw Coming

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released the report on Bangladesh’s burgeoning consumer population in Middle and Affluent Class (MAC) category. The report delineates the different driving forces which will reshape our economy. Please register and we’ll mail you the report https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HUEtKQKIP-Pd6XPz3k4Hz54OTSuZLd2ngGx811rNLOw/viewform      

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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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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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Market Insight: Supermarket Industry in Bangladesh – Part 2

Market Insight: Supermarket Industry in Bangladesh – Part 2

In the last part we tried to cover the dynamics of the supermarket industry in Bangladesh. In this final part we will look into the sourcing methods, challenges and the ways to overcome them and take this industry further. Raw material procurement a. Supermarkets Value Chain – Indirect Sourcing When a direct sourcing chain is not maintained, as(…)

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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 CURRENCY CRISIS: ARE WE RIDING THE SAME BOAT AS THE RUPEE?

THE CURRENCY CRISIS: ARE WE RIDING THE SAME BOAT AS THE RUPEE?

For much of 2013, the Indian rupee experienced what can only be termed as a “nose-dive”. Since January of 2013, the rupee lost over 20% of its value – a fall which exacerbated in the May-August period with the currency losing around 13% of its net worth. The summer saw a free-fall of the rupee from(…)

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Protecting our Twin-Engines: A Call for Diversification

Protecting our Twin-Engines: A Call for Diversification

Credit: Bangladesh in Numbers In 2008, when seemingly “invincible” economies became hostages of the global economic downturn, Bangladesh emerged as a dark-horse and rode the storm admirably. While the super powers barely managed to bring any economic growth (with some falling into recession), Bangladesh produced its trademark above-6% GDP growth rate. This should not raise(…)

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Understanding the GDP growth rate of Bangladesh

Understanding the GDP growth rate of Bangladesh

I have always had a hard time understanding why the GDP Growth rate of Bangladesh had so little volatility over the last decade or so. Not only was it growing at a decent 6% or so but the fluctuation of the growth rate has also been very low. While I strongly believe that 6% growth(…)

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Potential For Venture Capitalists In Bangladesh

Potential For Venture Capitalists In Bangladesh

An increase in entrepreneurship is potentially the most positive trend in Bangladesh over the past decade. Entrepreneurship is crucial in the creation of small and medium enterprises, which increases economic activity, increases employment and overall transforms the economy. Moreover, it provides scope for innovation, as entrepreneurship is the best platform for creative individuals to implement(…)

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