Awareness and sense of responsibility  

When it comes to civic sense, people living in this capital or those visiting it from all corners of the country do not have an enviable record. That no one pines for a spick-and-span city is clear from the way...

Making Bangladesh seaports sub-regional hubs

Bangladesh and India are set to sign an agreement this...

Developing home-grown professional managers

A challenge awaits us in the near future, when finding...

Making taxation system reform central focus of public policy development

The taxation system in Bangladesh has proved to be very...

Will new technologies help or harm developing countries?

New technologies reduce the prices of goods and services to...

Yemen continues to draw attention for wrong reasons

The end of September has seen Saudi Arabia and its...

Bracing for the dust invasion  

The Dhaka-dwellers who are physically or mentally allergic to dust...

Promoting standards to be competitive

Valuing standards is yet to be a strong point in...

Streamlining tax holiday policy  

Tax Holiday (TH) is a temporary relief of tax on...

Islamic finance principles revisited

The Economist published an article last week titled 'Not interest-free' which  posits that Islamic banks are drawing non-Muslims in increasing numbers not mainly because of ethical issues; rather, they are driven by higher profit motive. Islamic banks in the UK can offer more attractive return compared to their conventional counterparts...

Slow moving rickshaws choking traffic  

SLOW-MOVING and manually driven rickshaws are a cause for traffic...