Haute couture flying high

Haute couture (or high-fashion) is both a concept and lifestyle...

Agriculture: A paradigm shift necessary

The green revolution based on 'seed, fertilizer and irrigation' that...

Paradigm shift: Financial inclusion and beyond

Since the early 2000s, the term "financial inclusion" has been...

Silent ICT revolution: Job openings for high-skilled graduates, specialists

ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed did not mince his words...

Telecom sector: Maximising long-term collective benefit

Mobile operators are meant to be technology service providers to...

One-sided conceptions

It is unfortunate that healthy debates on budgets are a...

A non-resident’s observations

The projected total government expenditure in the proposed budget for...

Conceptual and contextual issues about VAT in Bangladesh

The announcement, made well ahead of the presentation of the...

Education: A tale of two cities

While most people may struggle to decipher an acronym if...

Make your children smarter in money matters

Most parents aspire for their children to achieve more than...

Growth and industrialisation: Balancing act?

A previous series in this newspaper highlighted the key industries...

Sadiq Khan\'s victory shows Islam is compatible with western society

British Prime Minister David Cameron has called Sadiq Khan a...

Impact of new VAT law on prices

The Value Added Tax and Supplementary Duty Act, 2012 (New...

Time for financial sector to undertake extensive precautionary measures

US officials have recently issued warning to the banks globally...

Saudi’s three great pillars are showing cracks

Three main pillars bind Saudi Arabia together: oil, the ruling...

Addressing management skill gap

Although most of our university graduates are either unemployed or...

Business-government alliance: Corporatist Bangladesh?

One of the big victims of global neo-liberalism has been...

Shrimp producers\' woes: High-tech innovation is the answer

One of the most promising frozen food sectors appears to...

Saudi Arabia\'s bold vision for economic diversification

Saudi Arabia has captured the world's attention with the announcement...

Managing lightning risk

All the way through history, lightning has always captivated mankind....

Coal-fired power plants versus renewable energy

Bangladesh government has undertaken a massive plan to set up...

Bangladesh shines in exports

The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) recorded the country's export earnings...

Tasting Chinese soup at home

If one is asked to name two sectors that lubricate...