World Economic Forum (WEF)

June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022

Getting Deglobalisation Right

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) first meeting in more than two years was markedly different from the many previous Davos conferences.

October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019

Bangladesh slips in press freedom ranking: WEF

Bangladesh’s position has deteriorated in this year’s freedom of the press ranking done by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

October 5, 2019
October 5, 2019

Shun misperception to boost regional cooperation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the South Asian countries should eliminate “misperceptions and false apprehensions” to strengthen regional cooperation and development.

January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018

Bangladesh ranks 34 in Inclusive Development Index

Bangladesh has been ranked 34th in World Economic Forum’s Inclusive Development Index, way ahead of South Asian competitors India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018

Rich-poor gap widens further

Eighty-two percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent, while 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half got nothing, according to a new Oxfam report.

October 3, 2017
October 3, 2017

Reading behind the numbers

We have some good news to cheer. According to a report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) Bangladesh has become more competitive in 2017 as compared with 2016.

February 20, 2016
February 20, 2016

Closing developing countries' capital drain

Once again, advocates of free mobility for destabilising short-term capital flows are being proven wrong. Many emerging markets recognised the dangers and tried to reduce capital inflows.

January 18, 2016
January 18, 2016

Richest 1% own more than the rest of us: Oxfam

The richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam says, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.