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Doing Business 2019: How is Bangladesh doing?

Ease of Doing Business in Bangladesh
Bangladesh has been hovering at the bottom rung in the doing Business ranking, according to the flagship publication of The World Bank Group. – ‘Doing Business 2018’. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, 190 economies have been compared, among which, Bangladesh has been ranked 176th for ease of doing business. The report attributed the marginal improvement of […]
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FDI Inflow growing at a decelerated rate in 2017-18

Bangladesh is facing a lethargic growth in terms of FDI owing to the fact that it has poor governance, inadequate supply of energy and security, coupled with deficiency in infrastructure, corruption and political uncertainty. The FDI grew only by 5.11 per cent in fiscal year 2017-18 to $2.58 billion from last year’s $2.45 billion – […]
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Draft Automobile Industry Development Policy: Address issues to reap full benefits

With the growth of the economy and rising purchasing power of people, sales of automobiles have been increasing in Bangladesh. However, the country still needs to depend on imports of foreign vehicles to meet its ever-growing demand. Inspired by the success of the domestic two-wheeler motorbike industry, the government has developed the draft “Automobile Industry […]
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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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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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Telemedicine for Bangladesh: Bridging the Doctor-Patient Gap

The Bangladesh healthcare system has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few decades. The country has outperformed many of its South-Asian neighbours and has been lauded for its achievements worldwide in reducing maternal, infant, and under-5 mortality rates (63% decrease in child death rate over 20 years) ,increasing vaccination coverage and increasing life […]
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Bangladesh’s Capital Market: A need for policies to regain investors’ confidence

Capital markets have a huge role to play in the economic development of the country. An efficient capital market helps allocate capital to businesses efficiently. Businesses in turn use the capital to grow, generate new ideas, and spread novel technologies. As a result, productivity improves and the overall economy benefits. Bangladesh’s capital market, however, has […]
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COVID-19 Brings Winds of Change in Globalization

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the global economy is about to shrink by more than 3 percent in 2020, the sharpest slowdown since the Great Depression in the 1930s. With vaccines at least 12-18 months away and natural immunity at least 2 years away, this outbreak is proving to be a stress test […]
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From Push Carts to Playstores: Shifting Consumer Trends in Grocery Retail Industry Amidst COVID-19

While the consumers have been cutting back on most of their purchases during the COVID-19 outbreak, grocery retailers are winning out. The overwhelming demands for grocery shopping which started with ‘panic buying’, now appears as a logical consumption strategy to survive in the lockdown. The impact in consumer sentiment is highly noticeable in the grocery […]
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COVID-19 Catalyzes a New Wave of Digital Transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has put everyone in a quagmire no one knows the way out of. In order to survive the sudden economic shift from physical to digital, people are adopting innovative ways of doing business and connecting with everyone. Now, digital transformation is not just a prospect but a much-needed action for many industries […]
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