Opinion

February 7, 2018
February 7, 2018

Branding Bangladesh: How to deliver a promise

As global brands transcend borders by inspiring and engaging consumers through innovation and investors with the promise of higher turnover, sometimes rivalling that of some developing countries,...

February 6, 2018
February 6, 2018

The missing link

The concept of South Asia as a region is largely inherited from the British colonial legacy, with some exceptions.

January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018

Automation in apparel: Boon or bane for Bangladesh?

The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in a recent conference that about two thirds of jobs in the developing world may be lost due to automation.

January 14, 2018
January 14, 2018

Ready or not for the next recession?

A sunny day is the best time to check whether the roof is watertight. For economic policymakers, the proverbial sunny day has arrived:

January 6, 2017
January 6, 2017

Trump's Proposed Tariff on Chinese Imports

Although Chinese products have provided consumers cheaper options, they are hurting US domestic production and the US manufacturing base has weakened dramatically over the last few decades.

March 4, 2016
March 4, 2016

Rise of the land of entrepreneurs

The simple answer to the question, “What do you do”, could really make a lot of difference.

January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016

Whither Start-Up India?

It is often alleged that it is easier to start a business in India than to shut it down. At the Start-Up India launch, Modi signalled his government's willingness to address this concern.

October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015

What will kill RMG: TPP or Fear?

What will kill RMG in Bangladesh? Trans-Pacific Partnership or security fears? It may certainly be the second one and not the first. To begin with, the full text of the TPP is not yet available.

September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015

Ditto and more…

What does the US gain by not restoring the GSP facility? And what do we lose?

September 6, 2015
September 6, 2015

CHINA: A worthy trade partner

The recent visit of Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng to Dhaka no doubt reinvigorated the existing bilateral relations, laying