June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021

Feeding the underground economy

In the first 10 months of the outgoing fiscal year, Tk 14,459.40 crore of undisclosed wealth was legalised in the country—as reported by The Daily Star citing data from the National Board of...

June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021

Covid-19 and climate change: World leaders must tackle both

In past weeks, there have been a number of significant events which may seem unconnected but are actually deeply connected in terms of whether the world is able to successfully come out of the...

June 7, 2021
June 7, 2021

We need new ways to measure business success

What makes a successful year for a business? The traditional way we define business success is through financials. With public companies, each quarter we receive an update, as well as an annual...

June 6, 2021
June 6, 2021

Budget FY2022 addresses pandemic priorities only partially

In the year of Bangladesh’s golden jubilee, the finance minister has presented the 50th budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year (FY) 2022.

June 5, 2021
June 5, 2021

Students getting a slim slice of the budget pie

At a preparatory meeting for ULAB’s planned virtual convocation, I suggested that we use the iconic image of Keanu Reeves dodging many bullets in the Matrix trilogy as our promotional campaign.

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

A budget is only as good as its implementation

As another proposed national budget (of Tk 603,681 crore) has been placed in the parliament amidst a global pandemic, the biggest concern for the government and all other stakeholders is how well...

June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021

The Mountbatten factor in India’s partition

It can be said without any fear of contradiction that one of history’s most massive displacements of population with the attendant violence and misery took place when,

June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021

Can the G7 leaders rise to the occasion?

The leaders of the G7 countries—consisting of the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Italy, France and Germany—will be holding their annual meeting in the UK in the second week of June and have a number of...

June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021

Israel-Palestine Conflict: Ireland lights the fire.Will it catch on?

In a historic move, the Irish parliament has passed a motion that condemns Israel’s “de facto annexation” of Palestinian territories, after the recent bombardment of Gaza by Israel. Ireland has...

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

Let’s all pull together on apparel industry safety

Bangladesh apparel industry stands at a critical juncture. The industry has achieved significant improvements in safety and is making steady strides in sustainability.