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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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SMP Regulation Seeking to Limit Grameenphone

With the increasing dominance of connectivity in day-to-day life, the telecommunications industry has benefited off of the ravenous demand for connection through traditional voice call services and newer data services. Bangladesh is the world’s 9th largest mobile market with 88 million unique subscribers as of 2018, a number that increases every day. Amidst the growth […]
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A Brief Overview: Asian Development Bank Tracer Study – “Bangladesh: Computer and Software Engineering Tertiary Education in 2018”

Carried on the back of its competitive apparel industry and large pool of migrant remittances, Bangladesh’s strong and admirable growth in recent years is the product of multiple factors. However, behind this picture lies another story not talked about nearly as much–the role of education in enabling this transformation. As the economy matures, the engines […]
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What an Indian Recession Could Mean for Bangladesh?

Regional economic power in South Asia has primarily been concentrated in India. However, with Bangladesh’s meteoric rise to regional prominence–owing to its booming economy–the economic balance of power in the region is beginning to show the first signs of a paradigm shift. India was the strongest regional economy over the 40 years between 1970 and […]
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S&P and Moody’s Rating for Bangladesh: Forging a Stable Path Forward

Bangladesh’s economic fluorescence in recent years has been the natural outgrowth of a competitive garment sector and a strong inflow of migrant remittances. The former has been the premier driver behind the country’s growing prominence in international trade and has helped to make Bangladesh a growing regional economic powerhouse. Owing to this, Bangladesh is projected […]
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The Cow that’s Saving the Beef Industry

Translated in the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’, Eid ul-Adha is a Muslim holiday celebrated throughout the world by commonly sacrificing sheeps, goats, and cows, and donating a third of the meat go to underprivileged and poor. And for a long period of time in Bangladesh, a majority of cows for the sacrifice had come from India. […]
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High Prospects in the Commercial Vehicle Market

Transport is one of the most crucial aspects of the business world. Without it, businesses would be unable to access raw materials, markets with spare capacity, or suitable factory locations. The ability to expand operations beyond a firm’s immediate location is crucial to its growth and hence the growth of the economy. The commercial vehicle […]
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The Passenger Airline Industry Failing to Take Off

Few inventions have changed the world as drastically as the invention of the airplane in 1903. It impacted trade, lifestyles, and communication by making the world a smaller place and providing a faster mode of travel and shipping. In Bangladesh, the industry is booming, having grown 22.1% internationally and 64.7% domestically in the last five […]
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The Pharmaceutical Industry: The Next Stage of Development

The pharmaceuticals industry of Bangladesh is one of the most important thrust sectors of Bangladesh, expected to bring billions of dollars worth investments and exports as the country grows. As the country shifts to high-value manufactured products from low-value products like RMG, the future of this industry is under intense scrutiny. This expectation is supported […]
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FinTech – Creating New Opportunities for MFIs in Bangladesh

FinTech has strongly emerged in developed markets FinTech, the emerging sector that uses technology to revamp financial services for both businesses and consumers, can have prodigious impact on economic activities. FinTech encompasses products and services within the categories of lending, personal finance, retail and institutional investments, equity financing, consumer banking and many more. Today’s digital […]
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Envisioning A Data-driven Agriculture in Bangladesh

Consider Abdullah, an agri-entrepreneur in Northwestern Bangladesh. He wakes up in the morning to find a notification in a dedicated mobile application on his cellphone from his aggregator asking if he could supply 50 kgs of tomato from under his networked famers by next week. Through the push of a few buttons, he pulls up […]
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