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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, […]

IMF Highlights Weak Financial Sector Against Strong Economy

The state of the Bangladeshi economy has been under increased scrutiny in recent times. The reasons include the due graduation from low-income to middle-income country status and the potential upcoming global recession that may dampen this progress. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) does regular surveillance of its member countries’ economic and financial policies, as per […]

Emergence of the Sharing Economy Defined the Decade

The sharing economy is one of the fastest-growing sectors and trends in the world, expected to be worth $335 billion by 2025. It is one of the many transformative trends created through the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The sharing economy is an umbrella term that includes the gig economy, crowdsourcing, coworking, and freelancing, as well as […]

Structured Poultry Industry Growing in Size

Food is a source of joy for people around the world, but those limited by their resources have to resort to basic staples. This is especially true in developing countries like Bangladesh, where rice and potatoes act as staples. However, these do not satisfy protein requirements which are essential for nutrition and health. The availability […]

Brain Drain Creating Dangerous Skill and Expertise Gaps In Bangladesh

“Brain drain” refers to the flight of human capital from developing countries to developed countries in the search for better opportunities and futures. Often, poor conditions in the home country such as war or political instability are also to blame, which is the case particularly in the Middle East. Genocide, discrimination, and disease have also […]

Onion Crisis Highlights Weaknesses of Local Commodity Market

Onions are dear to the cuisine of the sub-continent, so a shocking rise of 658% over the past year in the price of local onions alarmed consumers and has become a hotly discussed topic for the entire nation . The steep rise has been attributed to several causes, such as a lack of imports from […]

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. […]

Bangladesh: An Unexpected Leader in Green RMG

Despite being a developing country with a ready-made garments sector that is focused on cheap production, Bangladesh leads the world in “green RMG” . Green RMG, the increase of which has also been termed the green revolution, refers to environmentally-sustainable production practices in the sector. It includes waste management, energy efficiency, and water conservation. As […]

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 […]

The Untapped Potential of the Insurance Industry

Risk is one of its most challenging and constant aspects of the human experience. By providing financial backing in case of unexpected events, insurance attempts to reduce the impact of risk on our health, belongings, and businesses. The insurance industry is not only central to the creation of a stable business environment but also critical […]

Need for Affordable Housing in the Real Estate Industry

The security provided by a shelter goes beyond physical safety. Owning a house, an apartment, or land constitutes a significant portion of the average citizen’s wealth. As property prices rise, the value of their assets rises, giving them the financial security to increase consumer spending. Those who don’t own their residences and instead pay rent […]

Rice Industry Essential for Rural Development

The consumption of rice is a crucial part of the Bangladeshi identity – in both cultural and economic terms. It is not only the staple food of the country but also the source of employment for 48% of the rural population, as almost all of the 15 million farms in the country grow rice 1. […]

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 […]

Transformation in the Telecommunications Industry

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has been making its presence known throughout the world as people are more connected than ever before – to each other, devices, and networks. At the forefront of this era has been the telecommunications industry by providing increasingly cheap and accessible connectivity. In Bangladesh, the story is no different, with the […]

Tea Industry Starting to Meet Local Demand

There is no bad time for a cup of tea. It’s the go-to drink whether the occasion be a headache, bad mood, or unexpected guests. Tea’s importance is embedded in our culture. Bangladesh has been producing tea since the 1840s, and produced nearly 80 million kilograms in 2017 , with an industry turnover of approximately […]
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