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Crony-friendly, business-friendly, and...

Crony-friendly, biz-friendly, and market-friendly...

Business

Mon, Nov 29 2021

We need to develop a truly competitive private sector. Whether we can do so will depend a lot on our...

OP-ED: How some Bangladeshi firms are...

OP-ED: How some Bangladeshi firms are...

Business

Mon, Nov 1 2021

Efficiency versus privilege

OP-ED: How one country responded to...

OP-ED: How one country responded to...

Business

Tue, Oct 19 2021

When the DB report came out in 2015, the Indian government was disappointed

OP-ED: How about creating our own Doing...

OP-ED: How about creating our own Doing...

Business

Mon, Sep 27 2021

Yes, we would not be able to compare ourselves with other countries but there is much that we can do...

Private jute mills in Bangladesh: A...

Private jute mills: A story of death...

Business

Mon, Sep 13 2021

Once known as a nation of poets and philosophers, Bangladesh has now become a nation of...

Is Bangladesh’s jute industry really...

Is Bangladesh’s jute industry really...

Business

Mon, Aug 30 2021

The popular narrative about the secular decline of the jute industry is not correct. In fact, there has...

OP-ED: Rural, but not agricultural

OP-ED: Rural, but not agricultural

Business

Mon, Aug 16 2021

Non-farm activity was once a minor appendage to farming in rural Bangladesh. But now, such activities...

Why is poverty decreasing faster in...

Why is poverty decreasing faster in...

Business

Mon, Aug 2 2021

There remains wide regional variation in the incidence of poverty within Bangladesh

Beyond Dhaka and Gazipur: The future...

Beyond Dhaka and Gazipur: The future...

Business

Mon, Jul 19 2021

Industrial activity in Bangladesh is concentrated in a few districts and the picture has not changed...

OP-ED: Bangladesh’s remarkable development...

OP-ED: Bangladesh’s remarkable development...

Business

Thu, Jul 15 2021

The government had an important role too

Can we make some parts for your...

Can we make some parts for your...

Business

Mon, Jul 5 2021

While there is much that Bangladeshi companies can do, the experience of Malaysia and Vietnam shows the...

Where do we want to see our electronics...

Where do we want to see our electronics...

Business

Mon, Jun 21 2021

Countries must focus on where their comparative advantage is and import those products which other countries...

Are we getting the right kind of...

Are we getting the right kind of...

Business

Sun, Jun 6 2021

There is a greater concentration in the sectoral distribution of the FDI inflows, although it is also...

Budget FY22 Analysis: Proceed with...

Budget FY22 Analysis: Proceed with...

Economy

Thu, Jun 3 2021

The 'Made in Bangladesh' idea is appealing but needs to be pursued with caution

Where are the foreign investors coming...

Where are the foreign investors coming...

Business

Mon, May 24 2021

As Bangladesh strives to attract more FDI it may want to work harder with countries that are important...

Want FDI? Take care of those who are...

Want FDI? Take care of those who are...

Business

Mon, May 10 2021

Discussions with existing foreign investors in Bangladesh often bring out a litany of complaints about...

OP-ED: What did Vietnam do that we could...

OP-ED: What did Vietnam do that we could...

Business

Mon, Apr 26 2021

As we seek to diversify our economy and make our manufacturing sector globally competitive, we would...

OP-ED: The simple story of complex...

OP-ED: The simple story of complex...

Business

Mon, Apr 12 2021

We need to give thought to changing our manufacturing product mix, including our export basket, by introducing...

OP-ED: The power-tiller race

OP-ED: The power-tiller race

Business

Tue, Mar 30 2021

In many people’s mind, the story of Bangladesh’s agricultural transformation is largely a...

OP-ED: The entrepreneurial farmers

OP-ED: The entrepreneurial farmers

Business

Tue, Mar 16 2021

Until the end of the 1980s, the acreage devoted to all three crops had similar trends, i.e., a modest...

OP-ED: A tale of two government...

OP-ED: A tale of two government...

Business

Mon, Mar 1 2021

The government is business-friendly but not yet market-friendly