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Navigating COVID-19: A Resilient Agriculture Sector to Address the Exposed Frailties

The recent coronavirus-induced shutdowns throughout Bangladesh have caused an estimated loss of BDT 565.36 billion (USD 6.66 billion) between March and May 2020 for the businesses working in agriculture, fisheries, and meat producing sectors. Nation-wide disruptions have resulted in restricted access to agricultural products, markets, and advisory services. Under these circumstances, it is important to […]

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 […]

Bangladesh FMCG Industry Tackling COVID-19 Implications

The LightCastle team has been analyzing the macro and industry level picture and possible impacts wrought about by the Covid-19 crisis. Over the following days, we’ll be covering the major sectors shedding light on the possible short and long term ramifications of the global pandemic. Read all the articles in the series. Bangladesh’s Fast Moving […]

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 […]
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