Search

Story

Can Bangladeshi Startups Swerve Through the Funding Winter?

funding-winter-feature
Fueled by (i) the worst (two-long years dragged) pandemic in a century, (ii) Russia’s disastrous attack on Ukraine, (iii) US Fed tightening reducing global liquidity — all in all, it has imbalanced global geo-political relations, causing economic slowdown risks and supply chain disruptions for food, fertilizer, and energy. How will this impact global startup investments in Bangladesh? The Macroeconomic Uncertainty Bangladesh’s […]
Story

Fostering Disability Inclusion Through Electric Vehicles

disable-featured
Leave No One Behind Electric vehicles (EVs) have been making headlines globally for quite some time now. Despite the industry’s swift progress across several countries, it has not been able to fully integrate the “Whole of Society” approach. With that being said, the economic value of physically disabled individuals is highly underappreciated, especially in developing […]
Story

Why Are Startups Important for Bangladesh?

startup-bangladesh-feature
What is a Startup? A startup is a technology or technology-enabled company using an innovative business model to solve a problem. They generally disrupt the traditional methods in industry and are both fast growing and can be scaled in an accelerated manner. – Rahat Ahmed, Founding Partner & CEO, Anchorless Bangladesh Example SME: An e-commerce website […]
Story

Bangladesh Startup Ecosystem 2021-22

startup-ecosystem-feature
The Bangladesh Startup Ecosystem has experienced incredible growth over the last decade boasting 1,200+ active startups, which have raised over $800Mn investments, prominently in sectors like Fintech, Logistics & Mobility, and eCommerce. In the first half of 2022, Bangladeshi startups raised over $90Mn. But what will drive the country’s Startup Ecosystem to the next height? LightCastle Partners presents the latest […]
Story

Bangladesh’s National Budget 2022-23: Banking On Resilient Business Output During Global Challenges [Part 1]

Bangladesh National Budget 2022-23
State of Affairs Amidst the growing concern of rampant inflation permeating through major aspects of daily expenses and Bangladesh Bank devaluating the Taka against the US Dollar, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal unveiled the National Budget for FY 2022 – 23. The budget proposed a total expenditure of BDT 6.78 trillion, total revenue and foreign grants of BDT […]
Story

Post-pandemic Inflation – The World & Bangladesh

post-pandemic-inflation-feature
The Coronavirus Pandemic has taken a hefty toll on the world’s economies. Prolonged lockdowns, uncertainty about the future, and loss of lives, accumulated as ingredients for a depressed economic outlook. Consequently, this resulted in a sharp fall in global consumer spending of USD 3.3 trillion , a distressed supply chain , rising global food prices, and expansionary policies by almost all governments […]
Story

Innovation in Digital Banking to Build Financial Resilience for Marginalized Communities

Digital Banking has redefined the financial landscape in Bangladesh during the Covid-19 pandemic. Overnight, people needed to figure out how to use banking services electronically because, despite a pandemic, the demand for credit did not disappear. While residents in the cities rushed to adopt digital banking, rural communities were still hesitant to embrace the technology. […]
Story

The evolving G2P Payment Landscape in Bangladesh

Evolving G2P Landscape in Bangladesh
An Overview of the G2P Payments Sector Bangladesh is experiencing unprecedented growth and success in all sectors. Year after year per capita income is rising, millions of people are being lifted out of poverty, government services are becoming more digitized, and the country is one of the global leaders in RMG exports. In this ongoing […]
Story

COP26: Consequences on Bangladesh’s Economy

COP26: Consequences on Bangladesh’s Economy
In October 2021, against the backdrop of the increasing climate crisis, world leaders, scientists, and activists joined together at the 26th annual climate change conference, COP26. The summit was held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, to bring global parties worldwide to tackle the imminent threat of climate change. Attended by 197 member countries, this was the […]
Story

Green Bonds in Bangladesh – A New Incentive to Save Our Environment

Green Bonds in Bangladesh – A New Incentive to Save Our Environment
Present scene of the Bangladeshi bond market The fourth industrial revolution is imminent, and Bangladesh is eyeing various infrastructure projects to compete globally in attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and assuring economic wellbeing for all. The country has celebrated its 50th birth anniversary the current year, and during this half a century-long life span it has […]
Story

Digital Payments in Bangladesh: A Road to Growth and Stability

Bangladesh has enjoyed a rapid growth in technological advancement recently with a current internet penetration rate of 60.7%. This has opened up a wide array of opportunities for businesses and services to thrive. One of the most noticeable trends in Bangladesh right now is the rise of digital payments. This change has subsequently spurred a […]
Story

RCEP Agreement: Vietnam’s gain, Bangladesh’s loss?

The Regional Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) is the world’s largest trade agreement, covering 30 percent of global GDP and 27 percent of global merchandise trade. Signed in November 2020, the trade bloc comprises 15 members, including the 10 nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. […]
Join our mailing list to get latest updates at your mailbox.