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Shifting Sand of Global Apparel Market and Bangladesh’s Game Plan

Shifting Sand of Global Apparel Market and Bangladesh’s Game Plan

Bangladesh Apparel sector has presented itself as a matured contributor to country’s export and growth, contributing to 81% of country’s export (USD25.4 Billion FY14-15) and employing 4.2 million workforce.  The sector’s meteoric rise in global apparel market in early 90s onwards has been augmented by inexpensive labor, favorable government policies and preferential trade agreements. Bangladesh(…)

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Market Insight: Lubricant Industry

Market Insight: Lubricant Industry

Industry Overview: The number of motor vehicles in Bangladesh is growing at an exponential rate, and the demand for engine oil or lubricants is growing with it. The lubricant market grew from Tk. 1200 crore in 2008 to Tk. 2400 crore in 2013. In 2013 the annual domestic consumption of lubricant was around 100000 tonnes.(…)

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Market Insight: How the Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Sector is Performing in 2015

Market Insight: How the Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Sector is Performing in 2015

The Pharmaceutical sector is one of the most developed among the manufacturing industries in Bangladesh, although it is still small compared to other comparable sectors. The increase in awareness about healthcare, higher income and increasing government expenditure have resulted in higher demand for medicine. The Drug Policy of 1982 has helped the industry grow by(…)

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Market Insight: Bicycle Industry

Market Insight: Bicycle Industry

The bicycle industry has experienced tremendous growth in the recent years. This expansion can be traced to two factors. Firstly, bicycles provide a quick and easy way around the unbearable traffic jam in major cities. Secondly, the rise of some community groups, like BDCyclists, has specially contributed to transforming riding a bicycle into a trend.(…)

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Market Insight: Bangladesh Real Estate Sector Overview

Market Insight: Bangladesh Real Estate Sector Overview

Bangladesh’s economy has grown 6% per year since 1996 despite political instability, poor infrastructure, corruption, insufficient power supplies, slow implementation of economic reforms, and the 2008-09 global financial crisis and recession. The building construction industry is considered as one of the fastest growing and largest sectors in Bangladesh. In 2008-2009, the construction sector employed 2.024(…)

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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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5 Technology Enabled Disruptions to Look Forward to in the Coming Decade

5 Technology Enabled Disruptions to Look Forward to in the Coming Decade

Technological innovations are transformative, just think how the industrial revolutions changed how the world operates forever or the impressive progress of cyber age which started in the 1990s. One thing has been apparent over the last 50 years – the rate of innovation has enhanced exponentially. Propelled by existing development platforms which are cheaper, easier(…)

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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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Islamic branding: Building a Sustainable Islamic Brand (part 2)

Islamic branding: Building a Sustainable Islamic Brand (part 2)

Modern Muslim consumers are considered by many as the single largest market in the world that has been overlooked by many brands in the past. The population currently stands at 1.8 billion and by 2050, the Muslim population is expected to grow to 2.6 billion representing nearly 30 percent of the global projected population. Most(…)

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