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Bangladesh’s Road to Adoption of Electric Vehicles

There are now more than five million Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) on the roads worldwide.Two million have been sold globally in 2018 alone, whereas the number of BEVs sold stood at just a few thousands in 2010. By definition, EV refers to an electrically-driven vehicle which uses one or more electric motors for its propulsion. […]
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The Megaprojects in Bangladesh

Societies across the world continue to move toward megacity cultures, lifestyles, and economies that are becoming more important than the countries that spawn them. As a result of this trend, there is a growing tendency among owners and developers to combine smaller and multiple commercial projects into large, single megaprojects whose construction costs exceed USD […]
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Envisioning Mechanization & Innovation In Bangladesh Agriculture

While developing economies shift their focus from Agriculture towards manufacturing and service oriented sectors, the Agricultural sector in Bangladesh is distinguishably salient in terms of how much employment it generates. It is a primary source of livelihood for much of the population, holding approximately 39% of total employment and contributing about 13.07% of total GDP […]
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Local Consumer Durables Market Dominated by Chinese Brands

Nowadays, it is difficult to imagine an urban home without an air conditioner, fridge, and television. While these products were considered luxuries not more than 10 years ago, today they are normalized to the extent that even many rural homes can be found to have these. The consumer durables market is expansive in its definition, […]
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Bicycle Industry in Bangladesh: Pedalling into Global Market

In a traffic-congested and extremely polluted city like Dhaka, bicycles remain an affordable green mode of transport. In Bangladesh, the number of bicycle users has been increasing rapidly due to the traffic congestion and rising purchasing power in the capital. According to Bangladesh Bicycle Merchant Assembling & Importers Association (BBMAIA), the local market demands nearly […]
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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 […]
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Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2019

Our stories have been read by thousands, over 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.
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ICT Outsourcing: Catering to the Growing Demand

Blessed with the demographic dividend since 2007, with more than half of the population in prime working ages (15-54), the ICT industry in Bangladesh has a tremendous potential in driving the economy of the country. The ICT sector in Bangladesh has grown by 40% annually since 2010. The presence of a high number of young […]
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Smart Urbanization: Is Bangladesh On The Right Track?

Urbanization has been synonymous with the growth of the world economy and the improvement in human lifestyle. It is no surprise that 55% of the world population lives in cities and these cities generate 80% of the world’s GDP. However, while cities have been a powerful tool in the evolution of human civilization, they have […]
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Making a Dent in Poverty through Microfinance

With the turn of the new decade, the global agenda of poverty eradication remains just as important a pursuit now as it ever was. The world continues to move towards an age in which the social business model is being reinvented with innovation at regular intervals, and industries are actively encouraged by their governments to […]
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Bangladesh Addressing Climate Crisis: Struggling and Surviving through Environmental Adversity

Starting from a school strike, a seventeen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg became an iconic figure for climate activists all over the world. By raising her voice loud about the seriousness of the climate crisis, she led a global movement calling for change and demanding immediate actions from world-leaders. Climate change primarily refers to significant changes […]
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Foreign Labour Market: Sustainability Through Skilled Labour

Remittance from foreign labourers is the second highest source of foreign currency earnings for Bangladesh. However, since a major portion of the earnings from the highest source, i.e., RMG, is spent buying raw materials, remittance is the largest source of net foreign earnings. Globally, Bangladesh secured the 9th highest position in remittance earnings for 2018. Remittance […]
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Shipbuilding Industry in a Slump

As a country rich with rivers and waterways, Bangladesh has been a hotspot for shipbuilding since the Mughal era. Until recent times, it was better known for its shipbreaking industry. Bangladesh became a ship-exporting country in 2008 when orders for multi-purpose carriers began to come largely from European countries such as the Netherlands and Germany. […]
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