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Discriminatory credit market  

The widely held view is that institutional credit is likely...

Not all is well on children's education front  

With pictures of little angelic faces -- mostly of girls...

Capital flight to continue unabated!  

Among the many financial crimes, common to financial regimes across...

Social enterprise and the poor  

It has long been argued by critics that social enterprises...

Where the nation has faltered ...  

Whatever may be the equation between time and space, one...

Low wage-driven competitiveness no match for skills  

How long can low labour cost guarantee competitiveness? For a...

Varying severity of winter in Bangladesh  

Unlike Delhi, Kathmandu and a few other cities in South...

The state and technological revolution  

The following account should sound familiar. Over the course of...

Keeping migration cost at reasonable level  

Addressing a programme in Dhaka marking the International Migrants' Day...

Twin trouble of obesity and malnutrition  

The Lancet is a world-renowned journal of medical science and...

Decline in poverty is not all

On the face of it, the 1.3 percentage point drop...

Tariffs shouldn't 'break the Internet'

Most people have never heard of the World Trade Organisation's...

SMEs need to stand strong and tall  

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), believed to be the main...

Malaysian B4G and 3D jobs

Thousands of 'illegal' foreign workers are now leaving Malaysia under...

Meeting challenges to reach SDGs targets  

While launching the Asia-Pacific Conference on financing inclusive and sustainable...

Ignoring manners is now a way of life  

Maintenance of manners has been declining, if not vanishing. It...

Whither syndicate in rice market  

"One should hardly have to tell academicians that information is...

HDI gain does not fully reflect quality of life  

On Wednesday, newspapers carried two pieces of good news for...

Measuring growth democratically

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two of this year's recipients...

Threat of G20 protectionism to global trade  

With a good deal of its rule-based system not adhered...

Climate crisis hits a somnambulistic world  

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's presence at the COP25 in Madrid...

Extravagance in power generation  

Some public agencies, apparently, feel that they have the liberty...

The young and the jobless  

In the early 1980s, a famous TV serial titled "The...