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An Update On Special Economic Zones in Bangladesh

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) play an important role in the quest for economic growth. Their primary objective is attracting foreign direct investment (FDIs), generating employment, implementing economic reforms and experimenting with new policies. The actual number of economic zones in Bangladesh is in contention. However, as per data from Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) ,at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bangladesh Wheat Sector: Struggling with Demand-Supply Mismatch

Agriculture in Bangladesh Driven by stable macroeconomic policies, Bangladesh’s economy continues to be among the fastest-growing economies in the world. Agriculture plays a vital role as the source of livelihood, growth of the economy and providing employment in our country. Bangladesh has made admirable progress in achieving food security over the past decades, despite being […]

Banking Sector: Turbulence in Disguise

Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia-Pacific. The country is aspiring to gain the status of a middle income country very soon and has been making great strides in terms of social, economic and technological transformation. It recorded a commendable GDP growth rate of 7.86% in 2018. All these being said, a […]

The Curious Case of Crab Sub-sector in Bangladesh

Being located at the edge of Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh has a wide and diverse range of sea food options. From Rock Lobsters to Mussels, from Prawns to Pomfrets, the country offers many options that cater to the local palette, while also exporting a huge proportion of its production annually. But among the many produces, […]

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 […]

Bangladesh Budget: Education, E-Commerce and Capital Markets

Bangladesh’s annual budget is a crucial cornerstone to the pursuit of inclusive economic development. In light of this reality, this year’s budget aims to fully reflect the present challenges the country faces and offer inclusive solutions to these problems, while still remaining growth-friendly. With respect to this, Parliament has passed the budget for the fiscal […]

Rawhide Price Shock Caused by Leather Industry Changes

The leather industry was shocked by a steep decline in rawhide prices during Eid-ul-Adha this year. This time of year is when a significant supply of rawhide is generated for the leather tanneries throughout the country, but people were seen throwing away the rawhides from their sacrificed cows due to an inability to get fair […]

[Presentation] Forecast of Growth Industries in Bangladesh & Tax Incentives for Industries by the Government

Unlike many of its South Asian neighbors, Bangladesh has been experiencing a continuously increasing GDP growth rate for the last five years – driven by strong consumption and public investment, recovery of apparel exports and high remittance growth. The Government has created liberal investment and business operation policies regarding taxation, import duties and work documentation […]

[Presentation] Startup Ecosystem: Bangladesh— Coming of Age

Bangladesh’s startup ecosystem has picked up rapidly since 2013 – driven by participation from angels; rise of eco-system enablers like co-working space, community events, local and global incubators; and a growing active interest from government/development partners. However, major deals and growth have started happening since the end of 2017. While a number of international/local funds […]

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. […]

Capital Markets in Bangladesh: A Call for Prudence and Informed Investment

It has been a long-established trope in economics that finance plays the part of both engine and lubricant for economic growth. Financial markets in general–and capital markets in particular–serve the crucial role of connecting investors to borrowers. By reducing the savings-investment gap and ensuring the utilization of free capital, capital markets facilitate investment and economic […]

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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