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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. […]

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 […]

Betting on Entrepreneurship to Transform Bangladesh

Bangladesh has positioned itself as a leading frontier market with a population of 168 million (BBS) – 8th largest in the world and 5th in terms of density. And on top of that 50% of the population is below the age of 35 with 500 thousand fresh graduates entering the market each year (Bangladesh IT/ITeS […]

Business Confidence Index: Agriculture and Pharma [Infographic]

Business Confidence Index Bangladesh Pharma
According to LightCastle Business Confidence Index 2017-18, Agriculture and Pharma industries are high potential economic engines for Bangladesh. Pharma is eyeing the global market while agriculture will experience cross-cutting with technology adoption and mechanization. This infographics shows the perception of industry experts on these two industries.
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