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Success from Lockdowns : Countries that Contained COVID-19

213 countries have reported more than 4.5 Million cases of COVID-19 (as of 16th May). The fight against this pandemic has been very difficult, and governments around the world are struggling to save the lives of the people through different policies. Although most countries have failed to control the outbreak, some have been very successful […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Catalyzes a New Wave of Digital Transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has put everyone in a quagmire no one knows the way out of. In order to survive the sudden economic shift from physical to digital, people are adopting innovative ways of doing business and connecting with everyone. Now, digital transformation is not just a prospect but a much-needed action for many industries […]

Stimulus packages- Can Bangladesh pay the costs in the future?

To rescue the economy from the crisis arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Bangladesh has released stimulus packages worth around BDT 1 lakh crore, which is 3.3% of the GDP. According to the Prime Minister, the objective of the stimulus is to alleviate the tribulations triggered by the pandemic and also maintain […]

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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