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Bangladesh Tightens Its Belt as Forex Crisis Looms
August 04, 2022

Bangladesh Tightens Its Belt as Forex Crisis Looms

By Shafi Md Mostofa
In addition to seeking a $4.5 billion loan from the IMF, the government is taking measures to cut down on foreign exchange spending.

Bangladesh’s Padma Bridge Built Against All Odds
July 01, 2022

Bangladesh’s Padma Bridge Built Against All Odds

By Shafi Md Mostofa
Will the multi-purpose bridge, which is expected to boost the economy, yield electoral and political dividend for the ruling Awami League?
Depot Fire Latest to Spotlight Bangladesh Industrial Safety
June 06, 2022

Depot Fire Latest to Spotlight Bangladesh Industrial Safety

By Julhas Alam
Monitoring groups blame corruption and lax enforcement for the country’s many industrial disasters, including factories catching fire with workers trapped inside.

50 Years of Japan-Bangladesh Ties: From Economic to Strategic Partnership
February 10, 2022

50 Years of Japan-Bangladesh Ties: From Economic to Strategic Partnership

By Hussain Shazzad
This often-overlooked partnership figures prominently in the strategic and economic goals of both countries.

Bangladesh-Maldives Bilateral Bond Grows
January 04, 2022

Bangladesh-Maldives Bilateral Bond Grows

By Shafi Md Mostofa
Dhaka’s extension of a $200-million loan to Maldives strengthens its image as a rising economic power.

How Can SMEs Spur Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh?
December 23, 2021

How Can SMEs Spur Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh?

By Alexander Ayertey Odonkor
One key effort must be developing a robust financial sector that can facilitate access to affordable finance for the SME sector.

Bangladesh at 50: On the Path to Becoming a Middle Power
December 16, 2021

Bangladesh at 50: On the Path to Becoming a Middle Power

By Asif Muztaba Hassan
Despite the odds, Bangladesh has managed to remain neutral amid great power competition and notch rapid economic growth. But the next decade will bring even more challenges.
Will Bangladesh Benefit by Joining RCEP?
November 05, 2021

Will Bangladesh Benefit by Joining RCEP?

By Asif Muztaba Hassan
At the very least, the economic partnership will enable Dhaka to get duty-free or low-tariff access to much larger markets.

Bangladesh Factories Open as Economic Worries Trump COVID
August 20, 2021

Bangladesh Factories Open as Economic Worries Trump COVID

By Julhas Alam
Easing lockdown restrictions at a time when coronavirus infections and deaths are surging is ill-conceived, say health experts.

For Bangladesh, Life Begins at 50
March 15, 2021

For Bangladesh, Life Begins at 50

By Subir Bhaumik
The country has repeatedly beat the odds over the last fifty years to emerge as a leader in South Asia across several fronts.

South Asia Has a New Economic Leader. Will the World Take Note?
October 23, 2020

South Asia Has a New Economic Leader. Will the World Take Note?

By Ashfaq Zaman
COVID-19 has made Bangladesh richer per capita than India. Will diplomatic partners shift their strategies as a result?
China’s Stake in Bangladesh Is Overplayed
August 08, 2020

China’s Stake in Bangladesh Is Overplayed

By Adam Pitman
The China-India conflict has inspired more paternalism against Bangladesh’s rapidly developing economy.

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