The Effect of COVID-19 on Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the supply chain and demand for the apparel sector. Top exporters like Bangladesh have started feeling the heat due to raw material sourcing challenges and cancelled orders. The performance of the RMG sector is more critical for an economy like Bangladesh, since apparel contributes 84% of […]

Can Bangladesh’s Stimulus Package Stand against the impending Covid-19 Tsunami?

Bangladesh PM’s speech on the 25th was widely anticipated, owing to the onslaught of the Covid-19 induced health crisis and the resulting economic maelstrom. Citizens were keen on gauging the nature of the stimulus plan, expected to be unveiled during her speech. As a resource strapped emerging economy, the government has its fiscal limitations in […]

Bangladesh Economy at the Confluence of the Global Pandemic

As a nation, we’re at a critical juncture, and the coming days will spell out the direction we would take in our fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis has an economic dimension, as major sectors, both export driven and domestic market focused, would be impacted by the fallout of the global pandemic. The LightCastle […]

Bangladesh in the Post-industrial World

Bangladesh’s economic performance, over the last decade, has garnered praise from the international community. Multilateral development agencies like the World Bank, often pinpoint Bangladesh as an exemplary case for economic development. From being termed a ‘basket case’ – by the then US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, in the early 1970s – to achieving continuously […]
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