M Shahidul Islam

October 2, 2015
October 2, 2015

What next?

Financial cooperation between Beijing and Dhaka is likely to add a new dimension to the economic ties between the two countries. China's ambitious plan to internationalise its currency could...

August 8, 2015
August 8, 2015

Singapore at 50: From Third World to First

Singapore is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence on August 9. Once known as a backward fishing village, Singapore now has one of the highest per capita GDP (about US$56,000)...

May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

Dhaka's Primacy: Rome without Empire?

The removal of elected mayors and councillors does not bode well for Bangladesh's local governance system.

April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015

Cities of Hope, Cities of Despair

The pace of urbanisation has gained a new momentum in the past few decades with many developing countries, led by their cities, growing rapidly. The existing pace of urban growth is likely to...