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Can the growth rate be sustained?

After posting a year-on-year growth rate around 6.5 per cent...

Land quality and access to technologies

Not all land is of the same quality. Land at...

What surveys won\'t tell you

It may have taken a while to comprehend Mark Twain’s...

US presidential election- 2016: The Donald factor

This leap year, 2016, like other leap years, is unravelling...

Assad: Look at me! I saved Christian relics and ancient Palmyra, too!

When I went into Old Homs just days after Bashar...

Outwitting dirty players in stocks

Investors, by and large, want a burgeoning stock market, but...

Towards co-management of forests

There is a proverbial story that once a woodcutter went...

Competition Commission: The task ahead

Finally, there is something on the proposed Competition Commission. News...

Determinants of hunger

Famine, hunger, malnutrition, etc. are often used interchangeably which should...

Desire and reality mismatch

The headline of the lead story of yesterday's issue of...

How costly should Dhaka City be?

In a year marked by volatility of commodity prices, Dhaka...

Central bank\'s limits to containing of inflation

There was no bank in the old past nor was...

Dedicated industrial zone for light engineering

The decision to set up a specialised industrial zone for...

When growth drives poverty down

Bangladesh has a solid history of poverty reduction which it...

The surging economy

The other day this writer was asking one of his...

Bangladesh as a business destination — Japanese perspective

Bangladesh has been found to be an attractive business destination...

Equal opportunity to women benefits all

As we today mark UN Women's Day, it is worth...

Cropping pattern and cropping intensity

Cropping pattern is influenced by a host of factors. It...

The PPP inertia

The government has been trying hard to sell Private-Public Partnership...

PPP initiatives need to gather pace

Response to undertaking projects on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative is...

The politics of financial volatility

Twenty-four years ago, in the midst of an ugly US...

Teachers\' aptitude in question

  The much vaunted balloon of structured questions, popularly known as...

When gamblers rule stock market

Stock market investment is now ruled by day-traders. Long-term investors...