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World Bank Bangladesh Development Update
World Bank Bangladesh Development Update

This report provides an assessment of the state of the Bangladesh economy, outlook, risks, and the key reform challenges the economy is currently facing. The coverage includes developments in the real sector focusing on growth and its components; inflation; monetary and financial sector developments; external sector developments focusing on the balance of payments, foreign exchange […]

  • Published on: April 18, 2019
Developing the Leather Industry in Bangladesh
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
Bangladesh Cement Industry: Resilient; Better Days Await
Bangladesh Cement Industry: Resilient; Better Days Await

Despite getting battered by skyrocketing raw materials price, escalating interest rate, price hike of complementary goods, overcapacity and weakening domestic currency, Bangladesh cement industry posted around 9% growth YoY in 2018. Annual consumption of cement stood at about 31 million. Bangladesh exported cement worth US$12.59 million during FY17-18, compared to US$9.58 million earned in the year before. This represent […]

  • Published on: February 26, 2019
Toward a Blue Economy: A Pathway for Sustainable Growth in Bangladesh
Toward a Blue Economy: A Pathway for Sustainable Growth in Bangladesh

This report aims to synthesize current theory and practice of the blue economy concept to govern economic activity linked to the ocean, and to provide a framework for the Government of Bangladesh to analyze its potential. With the peaceful resolution of maritime boundary disputes with its neighbors in 2012 and 2014, the Government has recently defined the ocean space under […]

  • Author: Pawan G. Patil; John Virdin; Charles S. Colgan; M.G. Hussain; Pierre Failler; Tibor Vegh;
  • Published on: February 20, 2019
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – Bangladesh
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – Bangladesh

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. Ten of these areas – starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency – are […]

  • Published on: February 18, 2019
Bangladesh: Agriculture Insurance Situation Analysis
Bangladesh: Agriculture Insurance Situation Analysis

Agriculture is key in Bangladesh but highly exposed to risks. Agriculture is a source of employment and livelihood for nearly 1 in 2 adults in Bangladesh and contributes about 16% to GDP. Contribution to agricultural GDP comes mainly from crop production (63%) but also from fisheries (23%), as well as livestock and poultry (14%). There are about 15 […]

  • Author: Quayyum, Shah Nur; Clarke, Daniel Jonathan; Lo Re, Francesca; Sberro, Rachel; Stutley, Charles;
  • Published on: February 18, 2019
Bangladesh Beckons – An emerging destination for IT/ITeS outsourcing
Bangladesh Beckons – An emerging destination for IT/ITeS outsourcing

In light of the developments in global offshoring and Bangladesh’s rise in IT/ITeS services – A joint team of KPMG India and KPMG Bangladesh undertook the study to explore the IT/ITeS sector in Bangladesh. The whitepaper is the output of in-person interviews with Bangladeshi IT/ITeS industry players, government functionaries, trade associations and global IT services […]

  • Published on: December 11, 2018
Strategy & Road-map of BCC for Strengthening IT/ITES Industry of Bangladesh
Strategy & Road-map of BCC for Strengthening IT/ITES Industry of Bangladesh

Developing strategy for Bangladesh as the global IT/ITES market is the key objective against highly developed and rapidly developing sophisticated and competitive market. This report focuses on the strategy and road map to help the country to focus its resources on the greatest IT/ITES opportunities, align the efforts of the public and private sectors, help the country to be […]

  • Published on: December 11, 2018
Doing business in Bangladesh 2016
Doing business in Bangladesh 2016
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This guide to doing business in Bangladesh will provide foreign investors with an insight into the key aspects of undertaking business and investing in Bangladesh.

  • Published on: December 2, 2018
The Global Competitiveness Report
The Global Competitiveness Report

Since 2004, The Global Competitiveness Report report ranks the world’s nations according to the Global Competitiveness Index. The report states that it is based on the latest theoretical and empirical research. It is made up of over 110 variables, of which two thirds come from the Executive Opinion Survey, and one third comes from publicly […]

  • Author: Klaus Schwab
  • Published on: October 18, 2018
Economic Impact: Bangladesh Mobile Industry
Economic Impact: Bangladesh Mobile Industry

In this report, the GSMA revealed the positive impact of mobile on the Bangladeshi economy and the potential for even further growth and innovation. According to GSMA Intelligence, mobile technologies and services generated 6.2 per cent of the country’s GDP in 2015, a contribution that amounted to around US$13 billion of economic value. In the […]

  • Published on: October 18, 2018
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