Archive for the ‘Bangladesh’ Category

South Asia Should Pay Attention to Its Standout Star: Bangladesh

Via Bloomberg, a report on Bangladesh: Half a century ago, in March 1971, Bangladesh’s founders declared their independence from richer and more powerful Pakistan. The country was born amid famine and war; millions fled to India or were killed by Pakistani soldiers. To the Pakistani military’s American backers, the new country seemed destined to fail: […]

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Bangladesh at 50

Via Project Syndicate, a review of Bangladesh at 50, nation that has gone from being what Henry Kissinger called a “basket case” to a case study in rapid economic development, buoyed by a large microfinance sector, balanced labor regulations, and resistance to religious fundamentalism: It feels strange to have known a country since its birth. For […]

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Bangladesh Is Becoming South Asia’s Economic Bull Case

Via The Wall Street Journal, an article on Bangladesh: Bangladesh achieved an economic landmark last week, when the United Nations’ Committee for Development Policy recommended that the country graduate from the least-developed-country categorization that it has held for most of the 50 years since it became independent. Bangladesh is notable in South Asia for being […]

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Bangladesh: Will Congested Ports Choke Its Economy?

Courtesy of STRAFOR (subscription required), a look at how Bangladesh’s efforts to maintain the country’s explosive economic growth will require updating its overburdened trade infrastructure — opening opportunities for China, India and Japan: To maintain its status as one of Asia’s most promising emerging markets, Bangladesh is pursuing an ambitious infrastructure overhaul — and its […]

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Bangladesh: Economic Growing Pains

Via East Asia Forum, an article on Bangladesh’s economy: Bangladesh began 2019 with a renewed hope that its newly elected government would bring in political and economic changes as promised in its election manifesto. Although the economy has maintained high GDP growth, electoral promises remain unfulfilled in several critical areas. Many old woes continue to […]

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Three Asian Markets Worthy of Attention: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam

Via Investment Week, a look at Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam: The consumer boom in Asia shows no sign of slowing down. With more than half the world’s population, and home to over half of the world’s ten fastest growing major economies, Asia enjoys growth that the West can only dream of. And it is […]

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