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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...

From positives we grow, with negatives we sink

We could easily make 2016 an annus horibilis if we...

Traffic mismanagement and tailback

The traffic of Dhaka city has long earned the infamy...

ICT Act 2006: Making e-commerce effective

The Internet has opened up a new possibility for trade...

Balance of payment: Focusing on overall positive balance

Of the four macroeconomic accounts, balance of payment is critically...

Financial literacy: Essential for inclusive growth

Financial literacy is about making people financially literate aimed at...

Assuming the assumption is correct, where are we?

Europe is cautiously welcoming the return of inflation after a...

Disposal of polythene waste

Use of polythene paper and bags were banned in the...

Firming up institutional arrangements

Through the current 7th Five Year Plan 2016-2020, the government...

How do we explain the rise of anti-globalisation?

In two dramatic developments, 2016 saw the end of globalisation...

Uncertainty follows Obama exit

As described by the CNN in a recent report, popular...

The global games of thrones

Realistically, since no world-leading country prevails presently, the contestation boils...

Tuning an idea of youth entrepreneurship

When a younger cousin of mine approached me with a...

Mitigating air pollution

Air pollution is a global phenomenon. The two major sources...