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Three factors holding back economy

The interest rate cap on loans, the frequent changes to the exchange rate regime and a relaxed attitude to enforcing austerity measures are the major challenges facing Bangladesh in restoring stability in the economy. 

The dominance of business elites in the political economy

The term “neopatrimonialism” is defined by political scientist Christopher Clapham as a system in which “relationships of a broadly patrimonial type pervade a political and administrative system, which is formally constructed on rational-legal lines”.

A case for adoption of cloud services and related legal framework

Over the last few years, technology has advanced tremendously and cloud computing is regarded as one of the most significant innovations of the IT industry that provides potential opportunities for public and private business entities.

Branding Bangladesh: How to deliver a promise

As global brands transcend borders by inspiring and engaging consumers through innovation and investors with the promise of higher turnover, sometimes rivalling that of some developing countries, it is no longer a question of how to compete with another nation.

The missing link

The concept of South Asia as a region is largely inherited from the British colonial legacy, with some exceptions.

Automation in apparel: Boon or bane for Bangladesh?

The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in a recent conference that about two thirds of jobs in the developing world may be lost due to automation.

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Three factors holding back economy

The interest rate cap on loans, the frequent changes to the exchange rate regime and a relaxed attitude to enforcing austerity measures are the major challenges facing Bangladesh in restoring stability in the economy. 

January 29, 2020
January 29, 2020

The dominance of business elites in the political economy

The term “neopatrimonialism” is defined by political scientist Christopher Clapham as a system in which “relationships of a broadly patrimonial type pervade a political and administrative system, which is formally constructed on rational-legal lines”.

September 7, 2019
September 7, 2019

A case for adoption of cloud services and related legal framework

Over the last few years, technology has advanced tremendously and cloud computing is regarded as one of the most significant innovations of the IT industry that provides potential opportunities for public and private business entities.

August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019

Nurturing the changemakers of tomorrow

ntrepreneurs are harbingers of hope. To promote and nourish entrepreneurship, many countries have given substantial attention to entrepreneurship education and strengthening related institutions.

March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

Getting more women into tech

Bangladesh now has a thriving technology startup ecosystem. Companies are reaching scale, attracting significant venture funding and hiring in large numbers.

March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

Women-led businesses on digital platforms

Gender balance is not only a women's issue, it is a business issue. A recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that women in Asia Pacific, if given equal opportunities at work, would create additional GDP equivalent to an economy the combined size of Germany and Austria each year.

February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019

Cost of sustainability in the apparel industry

The apparel retail landscape has changed rapidly in recent years. While there are still some laggards in the industry, most brands want to do the right thing when it comes to sustainability, with smart brands now recognising that operating in a sustainable manner goes hand in hand with business success.

January 21, 2019
January 21, 2019

Thinking out of the box to gain some bargaining power

We constantly hear the complaint from our apparel exporters that buyers do not pay them a fair price for their products. Whether or not this is a fair assessment is perhaps irrelevant.

November 25, 2018
November 25, 2018

Bangladesh needs to diversify its export basket

The ongoing tariff dispute between US and China should be a warning sign to Bangladeshi entrepreneurs.

June 26, 2018
June 26, 2018

Rethinking the fashion business model

Since 2009, the largest global summit on sustainability in the fashion and manufacturing sector has been hosted in Copenhagen, Denmark.