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The Trump trade war raises the spectre of recession

As the risk of a global trade war is rising,...

River erosion and displacement: How to address the twin issues

The Government of Bangladesh has recently announced an allocation of...

The FY20 Budget: Post-LDC graduation challenges

The budget is not just a one-off income and expenditure...

Paying for the welfare state without raising taxes

The current value of the US government's unfunded pension and...

Amusement parks for deprived children

Dhaka Shishu Park (Chidren's amusement park) has been officially barred...

Understanding youths in social context

"Praise youth and it will prosper." — Irish proverb Youth...

Strengthening corporate governance with forensic accounting

In recent times the term corporate governance has become a...

Toward people-centred growth

Growth is decelerating in Europe, the United States, China, Japan,...

Industry and trade under the fourth industrial revolution

[The fourth of a five-part series titled "Post-graduation globalisation trends...

Proposed Budget 2019-20: How will revenue-GDP ratio increase?

Three types of weaknesses are usually embedded in the national...

Asia-Pacific region falters on UN development goals

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a Chatham House meeting...

THE AFGHANISTAN CONUNDRUM

In January 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani publicly admitted that...

Coping with rising protectionism in developed countries

In a period when global economy is already suffering from...

Protecting coastal agriculture through transformational adaptation

Climate change is a significant threat to Bangladesh's aspirations to...

Global recovery, output and trade trends

[The first of a five-part series titled "Post-graduation globalisation trends...

Digital Economy: How is it shaping a new Bangladesh?

With the advent of rapid digitisation, many emerging countries like...

Developing intellectual assets to leverage industrial competitiveness

Porter Diamond Theory of National Advantage (Porter's Diamond model) spells...

Developing technologies for zero-carbon economies

Never before has half a degree (0.5C) meant so much...

New VAT regime in Bangladesh: Issues yet to be resolved

The new VAT law (VAT and Supplementary Duty Act, 2012...

Pulling Sudan back from the brink

Sudan is on the threshold of disaster. On June 03,...

Seeking trade policy directions in the FY2020 Budget

The timing is such that FY2020 Budget portends to be...

Has a no-deal Brexit become more likely?

After British Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation announcement [she resigned...

Narendra Modi and the future of Neheruvian secularism

Narendra Modi led his Hindu supremist Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)...