Budget 2017-18: A cocktail of populism with economic interests

  Behind a set of challenges like declining exports and remittance growth, stagnant private investment and hefty reliance on foreign financing-highest in history, we got budget for the next financial year 2017-18. In nowhere and no time a budget is approached Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Why Bangladesh needs Entrepreneurship Incubation Centres

  Business incubation programmes are often sponsored by private companies or municipal entities and public institutions, such as colleges and universities. Their goal is to help create and grow young businesses by providing them with necessary support and financial and technical Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Never underestimate the local market!

  How Banga Bazar and Islampur meet our clothing demands   It happened almost silently. The market that has always been underestimated has actually emerged. It was once argued that a few outlets in the city are basically the outcome of leakage or Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Budget 2016-17: Dreaming a stride and reality is not far off

  We want Padma bridge, we need four lane road connectivity with Chittagong for reigning in cost of doing business,  we believe, if implemented Padma rail link project would boost the country’s economic growth by 1.5- 1.75 percentage points, projects of Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Debunking the ‘China collapse’ theory

  Claims that the economy is heading for doom are made by those who profit from exaggeration   ‘China is taking over the world,” was a casual remark by an American blue-collar worker, said in a resigned sort of way.   “I know something about Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Solving the riddle in South Asian development

  South Asia was a region of moderate growth before 1980. But in the past three decades, with GDP increase at an annual rate of 5.9% it has become the second fastest growing region in the world, after East Asia and Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Can Wealth Concentration be Stopped?

  (Concluding part of the speech delivered by Prof. Yunus at the 25th Anniversary event of the Daily Star on February 5, 2016 in Dhaka.)   Education has to Play the Key Role   Education has to play the key role to bring the wealth Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Can Wealth Concentration be Stopped?

  Victory of the People   Outcome of Cop 21 got me thrilled and inspired.  After 40 years of battle between believers and non-believers finally believers won. They persuaded everyone that the world is in real danger, and we must act collectively. Paris Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Bangladesh transforms despite its vicious politics

Bangladesh’s social, economic and political development is one of the great success stories of the past 25 years. But today it is Bangladesh’s politically dysfunctional ‘battling begums’ — Sheikh Hasina of the ruling Awami League (AL) and Khaleda Zia of Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Arrows in the dark

  Shayan S. Khan The Bangladesh Bank released its half-yearly monetary policy statement on July 27, outlining two principal objectives- stemming the growth of credit in the economy, side by side with reining in runaway inflation. Economists however, immediately sounded their doubts Saturday, August 6th, 2011
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