China's ties with Saudi Arab taking a new turn

While China's oil majors Petro China and Sinopec Corporation had...

Demystifying the fear of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the nickname of robotics and automation. The...

GI protection: Branding is all

Bangladesh has received Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Hilsa fish...

Role of Judiciary in governance and the Social Contract

Will of the people in Bangladesh is continually being ignored....

Iceland - the symbol of Financial Crisis

This is a sequel to my article on my visit...

Unified test system to save on costs and time

We have long heard of introduction of a 'unified' or...

Challenges over achievement of SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include 17 goals and...

Inland waterways-borne sub-regional trade - a work in progress

Consolidation of the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) sub-regional cooperation has been under...

Inland waterways-borne sub-regional trade - a work in progress

Consolidation of the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) sub-regional cooperation has been under...

The new monetary policy: An appraisal

With a higher growth rate (even if by a whisker)...

Making taxation easy for businesses

The tax rates keep changing every fiscal year as is...

New buses for Dhaka - a few questions

Dhaka city commuters are likely to get about 4,000 new...

Protectionism - the most dominant trend around the world

Global trade has been slowing down since 2008 following the...

Bangladesh black money in Swiss banks--a reality check

The Zurich-based Swiss National Bank (SNB) recently published the data...

Impact of corruption in the financial market of Bangladesh

Black money has been dominating the economies of South Asia...

Fighting the battle on health front

Poverty and ill-health are the two sides of a coin...

Love for avian friends

Does a bird ever comes calling you? Most probably not....

Export setback calls for trade policy review

Earnings from the country's exports suffered a big setback in...

Seizing booming global trade in electronics

Bangladesh did not have a thriving electronics industry decades ago....

Graduates, jobs, taxes and debt

The proposed FY 18 Budget will increase tax burden on...

Drivers of economic growth in South Asian

In recent years, South Asia has become the fastest growing...

The new VAT regime: An appraisal

The Bangladesh budget, 2017-18 has set a uniform rate of...

Middle East turmoil takes new turn

The Middle East has been burning for the last six...