Refayet Ullah Mirdha | The Daily Star
  • Refayet Ullah Mirdha

  • Transport strike disrupts exports

    A German garment buyer stayed at the Narayanganj club over the last two days for visits to MB Knit Fashion Ltd.
  • Bata to keep expanding in Bangladesh

    Thanks to steady economic development and higher incomes of people, Bangladesh has turned into a lucrative market for multinational retail companies, said Rajeev Gopalakrishnan, president of the Asia-Pacific region of Bata.
  • Bangladesh needs to diversify products: H&M

    Swedish retail giant H&M is the largest apparel buyer in Bangladesh. Every year, it buys more than $3 billion worth of garment items from the country. Recently, the company appointed a Bangladesh-born country manager for the first time. Last week Refayet Ullah Mirdha, a senior reporter of The Daily Star, sat with Ziaur Rahman, head of H&M for Bangladesh, Pakistan and Ethiopia, for an interview. Here are the excerpts:
  • RMG exporters to go all out for fair prices

    In a desperate move for better prices, Bangladeshi garment exporters are planning to hold rallies and human chains in major European cities to create awareness among the end consumers.
  • Arrears worsen leather sector’s woes

    The crisis in the leather and leather goods industry has deepened further as the tanners are yet to pay Tk 350 crore in arrears fully to the rawhide merchants.