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What Order Cancellation Means for the Bangladesh RMG Sector

The global apparel industry has been left reeling from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic as supply chains have been disrupted, trade has dwindled to near-stagnancy, and sentiments have flared, claiming this may be the fulcrum for a new anti-consumerism culture. In McKinsey & Company’s State of Fashion 2020, it was estimated from a survey […]

A Post-Pandemic Bangladesh and The Road to Recovery

With the recent lifting of lockdown in Bangladesh, the question that hangs in the air is a difficult one. Is the social benefit of resuming business activity at full throttle on par with, or greater than the social cost that may arise if the rate of infection cannot be curbed? Though guidelines for mandatory social […]

Delivery Services in Bangladesh: Coping with COVID-19

With technological advancement, getting deliveries at home or office whether it is grocery or a parcel, has never been easier. It takes one click to get products or food at the doorsteps and this is due to the logistic service providers. The rapid growth in e-Commerce in Bangladesh has  been a windfall to local logistics […]

COVID-19: A Wake-up Call for Global and National Supply Chains

Global trade has been hit at an unprecedented speed and scale by the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey by the Institute for Supply Management conducted in March indicates that 75 percent of the companies reported supply chain disruptions in some form due to coronavirus-related restrictions. These companies with global supply chains faced an initial negative supply […]

E-Commerce in Bangladesh Struggling to Capitalize on Opportunity

As the ramifications of the COVID-19 crisis continue to be felt across the world, entire industries are struggling under the weight of demand downturn, labor shortages and inability to maintain their supply chain processes. However, demand downturn has not been the issue of primary concern for all industries. One such industry would be E-Commerce, which […]

COVID-19 & Tourism: A Tragic End to the Thriving Industry?

The adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic can be observed in almost every economic sector more or less, but the tourism sector undoubtedly tops the list. Before the pandemic, the global tourism sector was growing significantly at more than 3.5% growth while the global economy grew by 2.5%. With airplanes being grounded and the luxury […]

Implications of COVID-19 on the Software Industry

Current Scenario of the Industry The IT sector has been one of the most booming sectors for the rapidly growing economy of Bangladesh. The government has declared this as a thrust sector to meet its goal of a ‘Digital Bangladesh’ by 2021. The sector has witnessed 8.6% CAGR globally over 5 years reaching a value […]

Spanish Flu & COVID-19: The Parallels and Polarities

While the world today is shaken by the recent COVID-19 outbreak, history reveals that pandemics are rare, yes, but they do occur periodically. The year 2018 was the 100th anniversary of one of the most devastating outbreaks in centuries, Spanish flu, also known as the mother of all pandemics.  The last century has also witnessed […]
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