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Seven fallacies of economic sanctions

The sanctions imposed on Iran by US President Donald Trump...

Coping with cyclones in 21st century

Brewing menacingly for around a week, the dreaded cyclone Fani...

Activating the country's bond market

For the last couple of months, a move is on...

Role of private sector in promoting green business

Today we live in a world where greenhouse gas emissions...

Future of Dhaka as a mega city: Lessons from Shanghai-Pudong experience

The world is rapidly becoming urban. Today, over 55 per...

Measurement of development: Not by GDP alone

The pursuit of growth which has been the defining credo...

Ensuring effectiveness of the 2012 VAT Act

The '40th budget consultative committee meeting', jointly organised by the...

Dual class share system: Putting appropriate safeguards in place

Many investors prefer to invest in securities that give high...

Restoring stability in Sri Lanka

Terrorism has continued to spread its presence through an osmotic...

Rescheduling the soaring default loans: Banks' responsibilities

Default loans have increased by three-and-a-half times in the past...

Expediting trade facilitation measures  

Two years after the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Trade Facilitation...

Needed: Viable trade unionism

Across the world, May 01 is observed as 'International Workers...

The state of the world economy

That the global economic growth, as measured by gross domestic...

Opportunities out of thin air: Opening African trade

Middle-income country membership does not come easily. Once in, two...

NBR pre-budget discussions: Rationalising taxation policy

The month of April has seen the National Board of...

Current Italian policies and the future European Union dynamics

The last few weeks have seen controversy generated in the...

Predicting technology disruption in apparel making

In 1975, a young Engineer at Kodak assembled a prototype...

The current state of the banking industry in Bangladesh

As a developing economy Bangladesh has encouraged to develop its...

Repatriation of export proceeds: Making a Factoring law

Both developed countries and developing countries prefer factoring as a...

A treaty to end corporate immunity?

When Ecuadorean diplomat Luis Gallegos first proposed a "Binding Treaty...

Addressing an issue with the carpet laid bare  

The grim revelation that unemployment has doubled since 1994 suggests...

Removing gap in measuring development

Lately, economists have included Human Development Index (HDI) in addition...

Monitoring and evaluation of SEZs in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Special Economic Zone (SEZ) demonstrates interesting characteristics including...