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BSTI or City Corporation, whose law to follow?

On one hand we have the standards set by the sole quality control institute of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), while on the other we have those laid down by the...

Agro-based industires: Regulatory hindrances and government role

BANGLADESH enjoys a big comparative advantage compared to many other countries in producing and exporting a wide range of agro based products to the world's markets where there is a huge and...

The white revolution

SEVENTY-NINE years ago, Manik Bandopadhyay painted the picture of the strugglesof fishermen in his famous novel,'Boatman of the Padma River.' The struggle for survival and livelihood...

Stocktaking of stock market

Dhaka stock market started functioning in 1956. Sixty years have passed since then. But the Bangladesh stock market remained immature and failed to be an important force in shaping the economy of...

Capital market: Towards stability and transparency

Capital market plays an important role in the economic development of a country. Research studies conducted worldwide indicate that there is a high degree of positive correlation between the size...

Towards financial inclusion

On August 15, India's Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a national mission of financial inclusion. Called the Prime Minister's People's Wealth Programme, it...

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March 10, 2015

In search of strategies for export diversification

The export structure of Bangladesh looks like a 'tadpole'- an early phase of a frog's life cycle where a big upper part of the body is linked with a shallow middle part and a long...

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

Serving better through eGovernance

SERVING the citizens through electronic governance or “eGovernance”, is more essential for the developing countries than forthe developed and less populousones.

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

The future of RMG trade

Bangladesh’s garment exports increased from USD 6.8 billion in 2005 to USD 19.9 billion in 2012, recording a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6 percent.

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

It's not about IT, is it?

The US Secretary of State in the 70s, Dr Henry Kissinger, after the birth of our nation, infamously dubbed Bangladesh as a 'bottomless basket' because it was considered to be a country...

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

GSP suspension - blessing in disguise?

Prompted by the Rana Plaza disaster that killed about 1137 workers in April 2013, the US government suspended duty-free privileges it had granted under the GSP programme to products exported from...

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

Mobile technology in health and agriculture service deliveries

Acombination of rapid proliferation of mobile technologies coupled with improved connectivity has opened up innovative possibilities for ICTs in last-mile service delivery like never before.

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

A new paradigm for global generic medicines

Bangladesh has all the potentials to become a new paradigm for global generic medicines. With a population of 156.66 million, the country's social development indicators are very promising.

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

Towards Digital Bangladesh

On January 12, 2014, the present government has elapsed one more year towards the destination of Digital Bangladesh.

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

Leather goods: Relocation issue

Bangladesh’s effort to emerge as a major leather products exporting nation is not getting momentum due to long dilly-dallying over the relocation of polluting tanneries from the capital to Savar.

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

Computer science education and research

This part of the world, particularly Bangladesh, has always been fortunate in making great starts.