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Corporate Connect for MSMEs: Panel Discussion

The “Building Skills for Unemployed and Underemployed Labor” (B-SkillFUL) program is a Swisscontact project, funded by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh. LightCastle Partners, one of the Business Development Services (BDS) providers of the B-SkillFUL program, hosted a day-long Corporate Connect Event for MSMEs in Gulshan 1, Dhaka on the 7th of September, 2022. A […]

Rawhide Price Shock Caused by Leather Industry Changes

The leather industry was shocked by a steep decline in rawhide prices during Eid-ul-Adha this year. This time of year is when a significant supply of rawhide is generated for the leather tanneries throughout the country, but people were seen throwing away the rawhides from their sacrificed cows due to an inability to get fair […]

Bangladesh Leather Industry – From Hazaribagh to Savar

The leather industry has been developing on a large scale since the 1970s and is currently worth around $1.90 bn with 40% of the total demand being met from imports [2]. However, the leather industry has recently been facing a gradual decline in export earnings. In FY18, exports of leather, leather goods, and footwear were […]
Developing the Leather Industry in Bangladesh

The economy of Bangladesh grew at an average rate of 6.5% annually in the fiscal years (FY) from 2009 to 2018.1 In FY2016, the growth rate crossed the 7.0% mark, and the following 2 years saw even higher growth rates of 7.3% and 7.9%. Historically, exports and remittances have been the two key growth drivers for Bangladesh. However, […]

  • Author: Soon Chan Hong
  • Published on: February 26, 2019
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