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'Festival inflation' during Ramadan  

It is common that during the festive seasons, prices of daily commodities, from onion to beef, cosmetics and accessories, clothing items etc rise exceptionally taking these out of the reach of lower-middle income groups of people. We observe this trend...

Legal framework for factoring missing in Bangladesh

Factoring is an asset-based finance product where the credit extended...

Designing an efficient VAT System

There have been plenty of discourses about designing a value...

Modern monetary disasters

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), a seemingly new approach to economic...

Ensuring effectiveness of industrial cluster development

Over the past couple of decades, the economy of Bangladesh...

Countdown to Eid travel home  

The day or night-long queues for availing home-bound transport tickets...

Why the world needs national development banks

Support for national and multilateral development banks has grown worldwide...

Paying the Zakat rightly to make it effective  

Zakat is one of the five fundamental pillars of Islam....

From privatisation to PPPs — not a smooth journey

After the failure and abuses of privatisation and contracting-out services...

Are Indian democracy's weaknesses inherent?

The failure of the Indian state to provide basic public services and implement job-creating infrastructure projects was a prominent theme in the country's recent general election. In this regard, critics often compare India unfavourably to China's seemingly purposeful and effective authoritarian government, despite the recent excesses of President Xi Jinping...

But who would pay for the tariff hike?

Trade negotiations held between the...

Economic challenges South Africa faces

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa...

Campaign to redesign trade policy with social democratic approach

Developed countries and multinational entities...

Slow moving rickshaws choking traffic  

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