The underutilised rivers of Dhaka

Few large cities in the world are blessed with four...

Fourth Industrial Revolution and decarburisation

Recently World Economic Forum hosted its annual meeting in Davos,...

Behrouze Ispahani — a man with a difference

I just stepped into my office on the morning of...

Trapped at the short-end: Our fate foretold?

A 2011 report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

A proposal for national security council and polls-time interim govt

Non-party Caretaker Government (CG) system was born out of mistrust...

Petty-minded start to a high-sounding presidency

Looking at Donald Trump's bar-lowering inauguration as the 45th US...

The five lessons of populist rule

Jaroslaw Kaczy?ski, Poland's de facto leader, has become, next to...

These senseless, avoidable deaths

In this land of newer and hitherto unheard-of scourges, a...

Redefining sound pollution

It was the klaxon-type horns used by buses that raised...

Davos, 2017: Taking the bull by the horns

Prior to its 2017 gathering in bone-chilling Davos, the World...

Trade bodies need more research

The rapid growth of trade has turned Bangladesh into a...

A new front of foreign exchange earner

Has not Rabindranath Tagore advocated for exploring ash and the...

The need for three-tier tax reform

One vital area of good governance in a country is...

SDGs could be the new great escape

When the buzzword named corporate social responsibility (CSR) was introduced...

NPL conundrum in banking sector

The issue of non-performing loans has gained increasing attention in...

Demographic dividend: Nexus between growth and youth employment

The Centre for Development and Employment Research (CDER) is a...

Traders prove tough nuts for two city corporations

Two city corporations of Dhaka, literally, are in the soup....

Bashing retreat-ism: The 2017 World Economic Forum agenda

Just as 2016 epitomized a year of retreating from external...

Energy security: Transition to LPG and LNG

Inadequate energy supply is a predominant feature of all the...

The menace of motorcycles in Dhaka

The reported rise in sales of motorcycles by 15 to...

Need for reliable statistics

Statistics measure a country's development status and help set priorities...

Wastage of gas amid its severe crisis

Severe gas crisis has hit many parts of the metropolis....

Trump enigma intensifies close to inauguration

Donald Trump is no doubt going to be an unconventional...