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  • Discipline is key to organisational growth

    When the coronavirus pandemic hit the world early last year, the airline industry was among the first sectors that felt the crisis’s impacts as almost every country closed doors to protect itself from the raging pathogen.

  • Japanese investors sanguine about business potential in Bangladesh

    Naoki: Bangladesh at present and Japan in 1971 share almost the same level of GDP per capita (About $2,000). Japan achieved rapid economic growth after the Second World War, particularly in the 1960s and the 1970s.

  • No challenge, no growth

    Every leader has his time in the sun, and it is all about reinventing the sunlight when it is gloomy. Eclipse comes from complacency, and people suffer from inertia if there is no challenge in life.

  • Stable policy key to a thriving motorcycle industry

    The relationship between Japan and Bangladesh is a trusted and time-tested one. Bangladesh became Japan’s biggest recipient of official development assistance in 2020. Since the Covid-19 pandemic s

  • JTI is here for long run -- the next 50 years and beyond

    The relationship between Japan and Bangladesh is a trusted and time tested one. Bangladesh became Japan’s biggest recipient of Official Development Assistance in 2020. Since the Covid-19 pandemic started more than a year ago, there has been a lot of talk and anticipation about Japanese businesses moving base to Bangladesh.

  • Consistent tax policies, right incentives can draw large FDI

    The relationship between Japan and Bangladesh is a trusted and time-tested one. Bangladesh became Japan’s biggest recipient of official development assistance in 2020.

  • Progress in business climate laudable, but further improvement needed

    The relationship between Japan and Bangladesh is a trusted and time-tested one. Bangladesh became Japan’s biggest recipient of the Official Development Assistance in 2020. Since the Covid-19 pandemic started more than a year ago, there has been a lot of talks and anticipation about Japanese businesses moving base to Bangladesh.

  • Invest in talent to reach new heights

    Investment in talent can create a sustainable competitive advantage for organisations and take them to the next level. It also makes society better.

  • There is no glass ceiling for women, sky is the limit

    Women should strengthen their psychological state and be always prepared to face any challenge to find success in the banking sector.

  • Lack of access to finance big barrier to farm mechanisation

    Access to finance is a big challenge for farm mechanisation in Bangladesh and so the country’s lenders should do more for the agriculture sector, according to Subrata Ranjan Das, executive director of ACI Motors.

  • Forget cost, safe food must

    Goodness has a value and a cost and consumers should understand this and be willing to pay extra because companies have to spend more when they follow good practices with a view to ensuring safety in the value chain of foods.

  • Ali Reza Iftekhar

    EBL getting ready to fund big projects

    At a time when most lenders are battling liquidity crisis, rising default loans and poor governance, Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) is sitting pretty by all accounts.

  • World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

    Invest more in people to fight future woes

    World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim was in Bangladesh from June 30 on a three-day visit. During his visit he talked to The Daily Star's Diplomatic Correspondent Rezaul Karim exclusively on a wide range of issues, including Bangladesh's need to prepare for the economy of tomorrow, improve business environment, invest more in human capital and think seriously about automation in shaping the path of economic development.

  • Biman in dumping tactics on domestic routes

    State-run Biman Bangladesh Airlines is dumping seats into the domestic market and making the routes economically

  • LG Electronics: gung-ho about Bangladesh

    South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics is working to set up a manufacturing plant in Bangladesh, in a development that is set to

  • Novo Nordisk to continue investing in Bangladesh to fight diabetes

    Novo Nordisk will keep investing heavily in Bangladesh in order to raise awareness about diabetes and make high quality products

  • Working towards employment injury protection for all

    The Rana Plaza building collapse, Tazreen factory fire and subsequent efforts to provide compensation to victims highlighted the need

  • Digital hammer: Breaking geographical boundaries with internet for all

    Yasir Azman talks about Grameenphone's plan to bring in full internet connectivity for Bangladesh and how he draws insights into the Bangladeshi youth by following his 12 year old son's behavior.

  • End unrest to attract more foreign investment

    Bangladesh needs to improve its political situation to grab more investment from abroad, said Johannes Matyassy, assistant state secretary of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.

  • Banglalink eyes profit this year

    Banglalink, the second largest mobile operator, aims to log profit this year -- for the first time in its history, its chief executive said.

  • Sigve Brekke

    How to talk to kids about internet safety

    Internet has had an undeniably profound and positive impact in Asia, and will continue to do so as the expansion of infrastructure sees a digital future for all in this region.

  • Syed M Tanvir, a director of Pacific Jeans Ltd

    Keenly watching his father's work at their family business forms a major part of his childhood memories.

  • Keep up safety efforts: analyst

    Interview of Thomas Anton Kochan, George Maverick Bunker professor of work and employment relations at Massachusetts Institute.

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