Opinion

September 21, 2019
September 21, 2019

Trying times for our RMG sector

These are very challenging times for the Bangladeshi ready-made garment (RMG) industry. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) recently announced that since February...

September 9, 2019
September 9, 2019

The economic consequence of non-performing loans

Non-performing loans (NPL) have become a worrisome issue for Bangladesh. Due to the ever-increasing volume of non-performing loans, our banking sector and the economy in general have taken a...

September 2, 2019
September 2, 2019

What does the future hold for our apparel industry?

Over recent weeks, as the world celebrated the achievements of Neil Armstrong and the crew of Apollo 11 50 years ago, and with

August 31, 2019
August 31, 2019

DIGITAL MARKETING: A two thousand crore taka market!

Digital media undoubtedly has a clear edge over traditional media in wooing customers at lower costs.

August 27, 2019
August 27, 2019

GDP growth: Illusions and fallacies

Bangladesh has been experiencing incomparable growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since the last decade. The latest forecast by the Asian Development Bank ranks Bangladesh at the top among South...

August 26, 2019
August 26, 2019

Engaging expatriates in our growth journey

The signifi-cance of expatriate engagement in emerging economies has led to substantial attention as evidenced by the growing number of studies, seminars, symposiums and conferences, pilot projects...

August 9, 2019
August 9, 2019

Despite progress, young Bangladeshi women are still lagging behind

Bangladeshi women have come a long way in terms of economic and social empowerment. Yet beneath these encouraging statistics, we find some unexpected anomalies that call for serious attention.

July 30, 2019
July 30, 2019

The hidden dangers of behavioural economics

Have you ever wondered why stores tend to have big flashing signs with prices presented in fractions like 3.99 instead of just putting a 4? Well, if you did, then congratulations to you! Because,...

June 27, 2019
June 27, 2019

The ‘middle-class’ in Bangladesh: Winners or losers?

The expansion of a country’s middle-class is often regarded as a sign of development. In recent years, there has been a phenomenal rise of the middle-class in Bangladesh, resulting largely from...

June 1, 2019
June 1, 2019

Addressing our growing inequality using fiscal policy

Economic growth with the reduction in poverty and inequality are important development objectives in the policymaking process in Bangladesh.