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Bangladesh Ceramic Industry: Posing Promising Potential

The ceramic industry has been one of the burgeoning manufacturing sectors of Bangladesh. Local demand for ceramic products continues to grow as the country experiences steady economic growth and urbanization. Not only is the industry catering to 85% of the local demand, but also serving a major portion of the export market: progressing towards being […]

The Smartphone Market Ecosystem of Bangladesh

Once considered a luxury, mobile phones today are essential in every household and one of the most reliable factors for fast communication. People around the world spend an average of 3.25 hours on their phones every day, with the top 20% smartphone users spending upwards of 4.5 hours in a day. Mobile phones now foster […]

Smart City in the City – Opportunity Space for Bangladesh

From Digital to Smart Rapid advances in technology are reshaping economies all over the world and Bangladesh is no exception. However, Bangladesh is interesting because of three critical factors – our demographic bulge (63%  below the age of 35) makes technology adoption lightning fast, rapid urbanization makes the capital an hotbed for talent driving economic […]

Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2019

Our stories have been read by thousands, over of the past year. It reflects the hope and curiosity of modern business leaders in every sector with the anticipation of a better 2020. Find out the 10 most read in 2019.

Production of Milk Unable to Meet Local Demand

Milk is a great source of calcium and phosphorous required for healthy growth of bones and teeth, and an essential ingredient in growth and proper functioning of the body. For proper development, the recommended intake to meet a quarter of daily protein requirements is 200-250 ml of milk or 15-20g of milk powder (FAO report) […]

Fast Moving Consumer Goods — A Beacon of Economic Stability?

In an ocean of volatile industries, the FMCG industry represents an island of stability during times of economic uncertainty. Among the various industries that characterize the modern global economy, the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry is amongst the most resilient to economic shocks. Unlike other industries, the FMCG sector is not prone to mass layoffs […]

Tea Industry Starting to Meet Local Demand

There is no bad time for a cup of tea. It’s the go-to drink whether the occasion be a headache, bad mood, or unexpected guests. Tea’s importance is embedded in our culture. Bangladesh has been producing tea since the 1840s, and produced nearly 80 million kilograms in 2017 , with an industry turnover of approximately […]

On-shore Manufacturing of Mobile Phone to Bear Rich Dividends

The power of mobile phones in an emerging market like Bangladesh go far beyond bringing value added services and simple connectivity to people. According to GSMA and the World Bank, a 1% increase in mobile penetration can lead to an increase in GDP growth rate of 0.28% and for every new job in the Bangladeshi […]

Local Manufacturing of Smartphones on the Rise

Bangladesh will be one of the emerging economies to keep an eye on in the coming years, given its remarkable track record over the last decade in economic and social progress. What makes the economic growth in Bangladesh even more exciting is the young population the median age is 27 years. Majority of the population […]

Biscuits and Confectioneries Industry of Bangladesh

Whether it’s milk, chocolate, plain, or cream filled, Bangladeshis loves biscuits, and it’s been driving a 15% annual growth rate in the country[1]. A burgeoning middle class in particular, fueled by greater purchasing power, have turned to biscuits as the go to snack demanding both quality and low prices, leading to businesses turning to automation […]
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Economic Impact: Bangladesh Mobile Industry

In this report, the GSMA revealed the positive impact of mobile on the Bangladeshi economy and the potential for even further growth and innovation. According to GSMA Intelligence, mobile technologies and services generated 6.2 per cent of the country’s GDP in 2015, a contribution that amounted to around US$13 billion of economic value. In the […]

  • Published on: October 18, 2018
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Bangladesh: The Surging Consumer Market Nobody Saw Coming

Bangladesh is emerging as one of the world’s next great growth opportunities for consumer product companies. Every year, 2 million Bangladeshis join the ranks of the middle class and affluent. These consumers are highly optimistic, value foreign brands, and are jumping on the digital bandwagon. While most Bangladeshi consumers are eager to boost their spending […]

  • Author: Zarif Munir, Olivier Muehlstein, and Vivek Nauhbar
  • Published on: July 22, 2018
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E-commerce: The Adventure Begins in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is set for growth with a market of 160 million+ packed into a territory roughly one-quarter the size of Thailand (5th most dense in the world). The consumer class is young, technologically adaptable and exhibits high engagement through the mobile internet. As an emerging economy, Bangladesh has embraced technology at a rapid pace. The […]

  • Published on: March 19, 2016
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