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Will the IMF finally learn from Argentina?

Argentina's politically intractable foreign-debt crisis serves as a powerful reminder...

Intractable dimensions created by the Rohingya presence

Since late 1977, Bangladesh has had to be a gracious...

NRC an internal matter of India, its ramifications for good neighbourly relations

The purpose of National Register of Citizens (NRC) update in...

Introducing e-KYC

Bangladesh Bank plans to launch e-KYC from next December. Many...

Electric vehicle a transformation force, needs comprehensive policies

Despite the absence of policy support and subsidies, electric vehicles...

Banks, NBFIs: Building a strong risk-management culture

Over the decades, the country's financial services industry has undergone...

The costs of heightened conflict in the Himalayas

As a series of conflicts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan...

Combating desertification and drought

Forest fires, droughts and other forms of land degradation cost...

Demystifying negative interest rate policy

When the US Federal Reserve  Chairman talks, central bankers and...

Combating illiteracy: Achieving sustainable development

Literacy is a fundamental right of all. It contributes to...

How to remain competitive after textiles & clothing sector transformation

Bangladesh's textile industry has attained the 30th position worldwide in...

Liberalising offshore banking to serve export sector better

Offshore banking was allowed in 1985. Bangladesh Bank (BB) announced...

The country's economy demands an efficient bond market

Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) has recently sought tax...

Sharing private data for public good

After Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, the direct-mail...

Ensuring fairer international corporate taxation

Large transnational corporations (TNCs) are widely believed to be paying...

Is the UN's high seas treaty heading towards troubled waters?

The world's high seas, which extend beyond 200 nautical miles,...

Legal environment for mergers and acquisitions in Bangladesh

Gaining economies of scale through wider business operation and increase...

Hunting for income in a world of falling bond yields

About US$ 13 trillion worth of bonds in the global...

Withholding VAT in Bangladesh: Changes and challenges

The new Value Added Tax (VAT) law is a much...

Planting a trillion trees: Smallholder farmers in the world will be key

Tree planting is capturing the minds of those who look...

Demographic dividend: Let it not turn into a missed opportunity

There has been a debate in the past few decades...

Digital daylight & socio-economic consequences

No appraisal of the 'digital revolution' can be complete without...

Encouraging women entrepreneurship

Trade has assisted in lifting millions of people out of...