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Big hole in 'capacity payment'  

The amount---more than Taka half a trillion--- is huge. The money was, reportedly, paid to the owners of the private sector power plants during the last 12 years as ' capacity payments'. The payments were in addition to a large...

The not so democratic face of democracy

It couldn't have been scripted better. Turkey's assault on hapless...

Is automation a threat for RMG workers in Bangladesh?

The fourth industrial revolution is underway and is bringing with...

Are traditional multinationals ready for emerging markets?

Since 2010, economic growth in low-and middle-income countries has been...

Conflicts the United States cannot disengage from

President Trump, in multiple interviews, underscored that he would not...

Quality of teachers matters  

A report recently released by the Campaign for Popular Education...

The #MeToo movement's powerful new tool

If one dreamed up an ambitious global #MeToo success story,...

Incorporating policy priorities of SDGs

Many challenges are still posing problems for Bangladesh in reaching...

The world mustn't sleep-walk into another debt crisis

Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to create...

Slow trade in Q1 sends mixed signals on economic growth trend

During the first quarter of the current fiscal year (FY20), there is an indication that economic activities are slowing down. Export earnings from goods dropped by 3.0 per cent in July-September period compared to the same period of the last fiscal. Import payments also declined by around 2.30 per cent...

Slow moving rickshaws choking traffic  

SLOW-MOVING and manually driven rickshaws are a cause for traffic...