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US defunds UNFPA for third consecutive year- on misconceived assumptions

The Trump administration, in its continued hostility towards the United...

Waterlogging: A regressive phenomenon

It may not sound surprising if people in the near...

FDI: High growth rate worth celebrating but the tobacco deal begs questions

The growth of foreign direct investment (FDI) to Bangladesh by...

Trade VAT: International best practices versus accommodation of local realities  

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a consumption tax. Generally, when...

Dhaka-Beijing strategic partnership deepens

The ties between Bangladesh and China have evolved into a...

Introducing area-wise schooling system in Bangladesh

The education system of Bangladesh has gone through endless experiments....

VDS method under current VAT regime requires change

Every tax has a base to apply, a time when...

Lessons from India's banking sector

At the very outset, let us have a close look...

Ramifications of Trump's visit to demilitarised zone

On June 30, Donald Trump became the first sitting US...

The rise of liberals in European parliamentary elections 2019

There is a general consensus after the 2019 EU elections...

Chinese leadership assures Hasina of prompt resolution of Rohingya crisis

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid a five-day official visit to...

How much can be written with how little

Micro-fiction, a sub-genre of short stories, is increasingly becoming popular...

How minority shareholders of listed companies can seek protection

There are two basic organs in the management of listed...

FY2019-20 budget: What's in it for the poor people?

In Bangladesh, it is reasonable to assess the budgetary allocations...

Xi visits North Korea - a game changer

Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to the Democratic...

Trump's trade war: A great paradigm shift

Trump's trade war is increasingly taking the shape of a...

America's economic blockades and international law

US President Donald Trump has based his foreign policy on...

Budget FY 2019-2020: Continuing the momentum of growth

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2018 was slightly...

Tax on dividend and retained earnings may repel investors

The proposed budget for the financial year 2019-20 was presented...

A bad free trade agreement is worse than nothing

With growing economic conflicts triggered by US President Donald Trump's...

Review of the existing BITs is in order

There is a wave of revisions and terminations of Bilateral...

An ambitious outline of new economics

Flaws and vulnerabilities of the current model of capitalism are...

Country boats: Nation's ever-living emblem

The season of monsoon has started making its arrival felt...