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Analyzing Healthcare Budget Allocation: Effective Utilization and Shortcomings

The COVID-19 Pandemic has developed into an unprecedented test for the Bangladesh Healthcare sector, which has been bludgeoned by the rate of infection across the country.As it stands on 1st September, 2020, Bangladesh has 310,822 confirmed cases, with 201,907 recoveries and 4,248 deaths. It is globally 15th on the ranking of most severely affected countries […]
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LightCastle Business Confidence Index 2019-20

LightCastle Partners’ annual flagship publication titled ‘The LightCastle Business Confidence Index 2019-20’ gauges the business sentiments of private sector leaders across several sectors, that have a notable contribution to the country’s economy. The industries to feature in this study were purposefully determined to include sectors that had the highest level of contribution to the country’s […]
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Fading Abroad While Shining At Home: Bangladesh’s Shrimp Sector Looks to the Domestic Market as Exports Decline

Shrimp is one of the most important export items in Bangladesh, accounting for more than 70 percent of its agricultural exports. Its massive contribution to national exports has earned it the nickname, “White Gold.” The majority of this revenue winning item is exported to the European Union (EU) countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. […]
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Global FinTech Progression and Bangladesh

Today you can stay at your home in self-isolation and order your grocery delivery, without having to worry about exchanging cash. Thanks to FinTech, you can do it with your smartphone. While mobile financial services are transforming the traditional money transaction process and fostering e-wallet adoption in Bangladesh, the wide-ranging opportunities of fin-tech, however, remains […]
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China-Bangladesh Trade: New Prospects Opening Up for Bangladesh

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced global trade to reach a standstill as countries struggle to provide for their own. Despite a global trade slump, China has recently opened new trade avenues for Bangladesh with lucrative incentives to stimulate trade.  China has announced a tariff exemption for 97% of Bangladeshi products to be effective from July […]
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Bangladesh Startup Ecosystem – The Untapped Digital Goldmine of Asia

Bangladesh Startup Ecosystem - The Untapped Digital Goldmine of Asia
Bangladesh startup ecosystem is coming of age.  Driven by strong economy vitals for Startups, access to a demographic bulge with the right skill-sets and the timely structuring of the Bangladesh Startup Ecosystem which is at an inflection point. Moreover, there is also an abundance of government support to improve the local startup ecosystem.  However, the […]
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Beyond Coronavirus: The Next Phase for Shipbuilding Industry

The well-performing ship-breaking industry in Bangladesh has paved the way for the shipbuilding industry. Since 2008, the shipbuilding industry has been an area of focus as the locally made ships began to be exported. The global ship recycling industry has been mainly concentrated in Asia and Bangladesh has been a prominent ship-recycler and emerging ship-builder. […]
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Navigating COVID-19: A Resilient Agriculture Sector to Address the Exposed Frailties

The recent coronavirus-induced shutdowns throughout Bangladesh have caused an estimated loss of BDT 565.36 billion (USD 6.66 billion) between March and May 2020 for the businesses working in agriculture, fisheries, and meat producing sectors. Nation-wide disruptions have resulted in restricted access to agricultural products, markets, and advisory services. Under these circumstances, it is important to […]
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Assessing Over-Capacity in the Bangladesh Power Sector

The Bangladesh Power Sector is one that has seen considerable growth in recent years. Total Power Generation Capacity in January of 2019, was 17,764 MW. To put into perspective the magnitude of growth, the Capacity in 2013 was 10,213 MW. This translates to a 57% increase in just 6 years. While growth in capacity is […]
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Bangladesh Automotive Industry: A Roadmap to the Future

From luxury sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to small compact sedans, to meet the country’s demands for automobiles, Bangladesh has always been dependent on imported vehicles. Being one of the most densely populated cities in the world and with high potential to be enlisted as a smart city, the capital Dhaka naturally projected surging demands for […]
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