VAT Act: Facilitating refund of accumulated input tax credit for service providers

Finance Minister AMA Muhith is scheduled to present the Finance...

From whispers to conversations

In most places in South Asia, menstruation is not really...

Migration: Remitted money hardly used for productive use

Migration as a livelihood strategy has duly drawn the attention...

'One Belt, One Road' and South Asian geopolitics

The 'One Belt, One Road' (OBOR) initiative is a foreign...

The labyrinthine alleys of suicide

Suicide has been a socio-psychological enigma since the early phase...

Air pollution: The poor suffer more than the rich

Not only the researchers, common people in their daily life...

Is Big Tech destroying retail markets?

Information technology is not just transforming markets; it is also...

International trade: Limitations of traditional banking  

Globalisation and global value chain have increased the importance of...

Trump defies global consensus on Iran nuclear deal

An interesting observation has been made by Jonathan Marcus, BBC...

Brexit: The highs and lows

The inevitability of toothpaste squeezed out of the tube is...

Reviewing Global Food Policy Report 2018

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) recently organised a...

Conquering cholera: A silent golden jubilee

That Bangladesh, previously East Pakistan, would one day find itself...

The case for research universities

Among the total educational institutes of a country, universities play...

Developing world: Some vital areas revisited

Current trends indicate that the global economic recovery is on...

A number that can reflect financial etiquette

Imagine a simple number that can show your attitude towards...

Fighting inequality in Asia and the Pacific

Inequality is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. Our region's...

Planning for innovation: Role of IPRs

Upon graduation from the least developed country status, Bangladesh aspires...

Iran Nuclear Deal: America isolated from its core European allies

The latest measure by President Donald Trump of the United...

Aftermath of the Doha Round

For all practical purposes the world has moved away from...

The mixed legacy of Karl Marx in the 21st century

The 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx (1818-1883) comes at...

Increasing vulnerability of the oceanic ecosystem

Since the beginning of industrial revolution, consumerist attitude in human...

Entrepreneurial ecosystem needs improvement

Bangladesh achieved the lower middle income country status in 2015,...

Kim-Moon summit - a preview of Korean peace

World attention was focused during the last days of the...