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The Financial Express

120451. Trump\'s trade-knowledge deficit: Backlash of protectionist policiesPublished: July 01, 2017 19:54:50

As a longtime champion of liberty and free trade, it is not surprising that the United States enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world. But unless...


120452. China-Russia ties better than ever in historyPublished: July 01, 2017 19:51:08

Chinese President Xi Jinping will kick off a state visit to Russia at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on July 3. It will be the third meeting...


120453. Stocks extend winning streak for 2nd weekPublished: July 01, 2017 07:41:08

Stocks extended the winning streak for the second week in a row that ended Thursday, the last week of the just concluded fiscal year, as investors showed their buying appetite...


120454. China\'s First Half of 2017: Growth amid deleveragingPublished: June 30, 2017 20:03:28

Despite seemingly mixed messages, China's great shift from easing to tightening has begun. While growth will continue to decelerate, it can still remain on the deceleration track, even as deleveraging...


120455. Medical alphabets!Published: June 30, 2017 18:49:55

A's for arthritis; B's the bad back, C's the chest pains; Perhaps it's cardiac… D is for dental decay and decline, E is for eyesight, can't read that top line!...


120456. Healthy foreign exchange reservePublished: June 30, 2017 18:49:02

THE FOREIGN exchange reserve of the country has swelled and touched US$33 billion for the first time. The expatriate Bangladeshis working abroad remitted more money on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr...


120457. An initiative to be lauded Published: June 30, 2017 18:48:21

THE DECISION of the prime minister to postpone implementation of the new VAT law is a laudable one and she deserves to be heartily thanked for the well conceived initiative....


120458. Eid economy balance sheetPublished: June 30, 2017 18:47:42

One may ask with  natural  spiritual   fervour, why even  try to draw a balance sheet on the  phenomenal market dynamism that revolved around the greatest festival of the Muslims --...


120459. Uganda needs diplomatic pressure to stop stoking conflictsPublished: June 30, 2017 18:18:33

When United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres travelled to Uganda earlier last month, his stated mission - to raise billions of dollars for the country's growing refugee crisis - seemed a...


120460. Trumpeting successPublished: June 30, 2017 18:17:04

Spurred by resounding 'special election' wins, US President Donald Trump has sent environmentalists, economists and the solar industry diving in three directions with the announcement of building the wall along...


120461. Gazi Shahabuddin: Portrait of a unique kind of activismPublished: June 29, 2017 21:26:14

The publication of the now-defunct Bangla literary-cultural monthly Sachitra Sandhani is inextricably associated with Gazi Shahabuddin Ahmad (1939-2017). Coming to the market in 1956, its publication was considered in the...


120462. Realising Potential: Bangladesh\'s Experiences in EducationPublished: June 29, 2017 21:19:48

The education system that we find in today's Bangladesh is basically inherited from the British-India period. Expansion of education among the mass people started during this time. Little improvements in...


120463. The social causes of Islamic extremismPublished: June 29, 2017 21:06:50

Surveying vastly dissimilar communities as those in the secular modern 'west' and relatively faith-based traditional 'east' may seem a cumbersome approach in pinpointing the social causes of Islamic extremism, but...


120464. Trump and the Muslim worldPublished: June 29, 2017 20:15:57

The Saudis invited Donald Trump to visit their country as his first overseas destination on becoming the US President. They also provided him the forum to lecture the Muslims worldwide...


120465. India\'s new green car policy may benefit ChinaPublished: June 28, 2017 21:18:02

Given the recent contentious development in Sino-Indian bilateral relations, it would think it to be most unlikely for India to do things that would be remotely beneficial to China. But...


120466. Seizing booming global trade in electronicsPublished: June 28, 2017 21:13:41

Bangladesh did not have a thriving electronics industry decades ago. Only in 1980s, the country used to observe a few operations assembling televisions of foreign brands only for local consumption....


120467. Unstable rice market in the election yearPublished: June 28, 2017 21:09:53

Rice is the staple food for Bangladeshis. It is the main crop covering more than three-fourths of arable lands. It is called a strategic or political commodity in some Asian...


120468. The internet of things, somethings-er..nothingsPublished: June 28, 2017 20:55:40

Sometime last year, a BBC report exposed that millions of email ids were in the hands of hackers who then try to sell anti-hacking solutions. The targeted wrong doers were...


120469. Realignment in the Middle EastPublished: June 24, 2017 21:04:34

The recent diplomatic offensive led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt against Qatar might appear to be outlandish but was not surprising. The Gulf States joined the Saudi-led offensive and broke...


120470. Celebrating Eid festivalPublished: June 24, 2017 21:02:46

Festivals are common to all societies and cultures. With the change of social and economic structures, the nature of festivals also changes. But some festivals are so deeply ingrained in...


120471. America\'s Asian allies getting thoroughly confusedPublished: June 24, 2017 20:58:10

With every tweet or meeting with a foreign leader that US President Donald Trump completes, American officials find themselves struggling to reassure allies that the United States remains committed to...


120472. Building materials on roadsidePublished: June 24, 2017 20:52:14

I LIVE IN Bonosree. As I was passing through Bonosree-Rampura road the other day, I found half of the road was occupied by construction materials and it was nearly impossible...


120473. Rise in foreign exchange reservePublished: June 24, 2017 20:51:30

THE foreign exchange reserve of Bangladesh has touched US$33 billion mark for the first time and it is a great news for the economy. The expatriate Bangladeshis are sending more...


120474. Deadly road mishaps due to reckless drivingPublished: June 24, 2017 20:50:45

AT LEAST 17 people were killed and eight others injured in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur after a truck carrying Eid holidaymakers skidded off road. Identities of the victims could not...


120475. The mist needs to liftPublished: June 24, 2017 20:49:32

Jatiya Party MPs, Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu and Kazi Firoz Rashid are coming in for flak after their comments on the proposed budget took personal aim at the Finance Minister. Even...


120476. Utilising potential of blue economyPublished: June 24, 2017 20:48:13

The government has, of late, given utmost importance to blue economy and set a time-frame of five years to start exploring newly owned maritime areas within the next few years. ...


120477. An IMF bridge to somewhere for Greece?Published: June 24, 2017 20:44:02

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has resurrected an old technique - commonly used in the 1980s during the Latin American debt crisis - that would allow Greece to avoid a...


120478. Pakistan blow India away to win ICC TrophyPublished: June 23, 2017 21:34:00

Indian commentators, mostly former star players, were discussing the possible outcome of the match with their Pakistani counterparts on the leading Indian TV stations in the evening prior to the...


120479. Macron sets populist uprising in France at restPublished: June 23, 2017 21:32:40

The people of France have made history by  ensuring a thumping victory of newly-elected President Emmanuel Marcon's brand new party of LA Republique en Marche ( centrist Republic on the...


120480. FY ’18: Exclusions within the framework of inclusionPublished: June 23, 2017 21:31:14

The importance of inclusiveness for economic development has gained momentum as a result of findings about financial exclusion and its direct correlation to poverty. Microcredit as a concept and system...


120481. Indiscriminate use of posters, banners, graffitiPublished: June 23, 2017 21:27:41

DHAKA is home to 16 million people.  But it is indeed sad to see that most of the Dhaka city walls are disfigured by various kinds of posters and banners...


120482. Budget in the eye of an undergraduatePublished: June 23, 2017 21:26:33

BUDGET for a country's economy is like an air-tight balloon in which air consists of revenue, expenditure and financing. It is the knot that ties all these components together. If...


120483. Of principled standsPublished: June 23, 2017 21:24:23

In the turmoil of the bigger picture whirling like a kaleidoscope, not too many have noticed the rapid leadership changes in less than a year in four political parties in...


120484. Food security under strainPublished: June 23, 2017 21:18:20

If food security means availability of staple and other essentials at affordable prices, it now appears that it is now in a flux.  Rice is the price leader in the...


120485. US-China trade amid America\'s new uncertaintyPublished: June 23, 2017 21:15:57

As the White House is preparing to a political war for its survival, the Trump-Xi 100-day plan should overcome long-term pressures on US-China ties. After the two-day summit at Mar-a-Lago,...


120486. Looking for trade policy directions in the FY18 BudgetPublished: June 23, 2017 21:14:14

Much of the pre- and post-budget public discourse has centred around one aspect of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget - the launch of the new Value Added Tax (VAT)...


120487. SIC - the silver lining in our decadent social structurePublished: June 22, 2017 21:28:24

During the troubled days in Dhaka University more than two decades ago, we often enjoyed 'EL' just as a full-time job-holder does. But this EL was not 'Extended Leave' as...


120488. Quest for a unique identity of Dhaka EidPublished: June 22, 2017 21:24:49

Despite the increasing jubilation and fanfare around Pahela Baishakh--the Bangla New Year in the recent times, the Eid celebrations are far too overpowering to be compared with. Even if one...


120489. Comparing two unwise elected leaders!Published: June 22, 2017 21:22:19

Pre-war Germany (late 1930s) and today's post regional-war USA has leadership similarities: and these are: 1. Both use racism as the key issue of their political campaign! 2. One perpetuated...


120490. Controversy surrounding Eid moviesPublished: June 22, 2017 21:21:34

Bangla Movies are a big attraction during the Eid holidays. During the coming Eid, two Bangla movies "Boss 2" and "Nabab" will be released and both these movies have already...


120491. Situation of education in BangladeshPublished: June 22, 2017 21:20:50

Education is a vehicle of social progress and socio economic transformation. It is the process by which people acquire knowledge, skills, values and attitudes. The word 'education' is also used...


120492. Double trouble over new VAT lawPublished: June 22, 2017 21:19:28

Never before did so much uncertainty prevail over the fate of the national budget as it is doing now in the case of the budget for the upcoming financial year...


120493. Doomsday just a century away!Published: June 22, 2017 21:18:29

Even a layman can realise that climate is changing for the worse. But this does not prompt one such person to reach the conclusion that the end of human civilisation...


120494. The economic causes of Islamic extremismPublished: June 22, 2017 21:01:36

Economic resources can produce Islamic extremism in at least four ways: the very absence of any meaningful economic resources; the extension of economic resources for non-economic purposes; the diversion of...


120495. Climate change: The Trump Administration plays foulPublished: June 22, 2017 20:55:44

There have been differing interpretations about the term climate change. Sociologists and environmentalists have at times disagreed with politicians and traders involved with energy over connotations and possible consequences that...


120496. Empowering women: An unfolding progress storyPublished: June 21, 2017 21:07:53

Empowering women as well as promoting gender equality is crucial to the accelerating sustainable development in Bangladesh. Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is not only a...


120497. Graduates, jobs, taxes and debtPublished: June 21, 2017 21:05:25

The proposed FY 18 Budget will increase tax burden on the middle-income families. On the other hand, the debt service burden of the government would be growing. In order to...


120498. Stress: An unfailing companion of lifePublished: June 21, 2017 21:04:16

STRESS is a part of modern urban life and unavoidable. Stress is a response to pressure or threat. Under stress we may feel tense or nervous. As causes of stress...


120499. Credit card interest ratePublished: June 21, 2017 21:03:30

BANGLADESH BANK issued a guideline on May 11 of this year to put a cap on credit card interest rate as the banks were charging unusually high interest rates ranging...


120500. BD stock market a place to invest nowPublished: June 21, 2017 21:02:48

IF you want your income should rise more than 10 per cent and continue to increase long-term capital appreciation then Bangladesh is the right place. But you need to pick...