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Project Syndicate / The Age of Verbiage

One cannot deny the fact that there are too many overconfident experts making too many predictions about too many issues too quickly these days. A basic economic principle is useful here: the 24-hour news cycle has created a huge need for expert opinion, and the market has simply created the supply to meet the growing demand.

Corruption worsened business climate in 2022

Bangladesh's business environment deteriorated in 2022 thanks to corruption, according to a survey by the Centre for Policy Dialogue.

Bangladesh top gender-neutral country in South Asia: Report

Bangladesh has been ranked the top country among its South Asian neighbours by performing the best in bringing down gender gap, World Economic Forum says in its latest report.

Bangladesh slips to 105 in economic competitiveness ranking

Bangladesh has slipped two notches to 105th in economic competitiveness ranking in 2019, according to Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2019 released by World Economic Forum.

Energy Transition Index: Bangladesh 90th among 115 nations

Bangladesh has ranked 90th on the global Energy Transition Index (ETI), which has benchmarked 115 countries on how well they are able to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability.

Home is not safe for women

World Economic Forum's website had a headline saying “Why home is the least safe place to be a woman” as an introduction to a new report by the United Nations which chronicles widespread domestic violence and abuse perpetrated by husbands, current or former intimate partners or boyfriends, and lovers.

Organised crime: Bangladesh less affected in South Asia

Bangladesh is ranked among the countries in South Asia which are less affected by organised crimes. The four South Asian countries- Nepal (107), Bangladesh (97), India (90) and Sri Lanka (85), are among the group of the countries that have been less affected by organised crime as compared to Pakistan, according to data published by World Economic Forum.

GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS INDEX / Bangladesh slips a notch

Bangladesh has come down one spot in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index thanks to a change in methodology to better reflect today's rapidly changing, increasingly digitised world economy.

Bangladesh's roads among worst in Asia

Bangladesh's roads are among the worst in Asia, according to DataLeads in a recent infograph published based on an opinion survey by the World Economic Forum.

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.

October 2, 2015
October 2, 2015

GCI ranking improves marginally

The World Economic Forum's annual report on global competitiveness for 2015-16 has recently been made public.

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

Bangladesh moves 2 notches up in Global Competitiveness Index

Bangladesh moved two notches up in the Global Competitiveness Index, indicating progress in the country’s economic efficiency and sophistication.