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Russia’s RT Nominated for Emmy award

Dhaka, Aug 24 (bangladeshinside.com) — Russian news channel RT has been nominated for an International Emmy in the News category, reports PRNewswire. RT, Russia’s first international news channel, widely watched in Bangladesh, was nominated for its coverage of Occupy Wall Street, a movement that started in New York City in 2011 and has since spurred a worldwide phenomenon. […]

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Yusen Logistics of Japan Expands to Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 16 (bangladeshinside.com)—The Japanese logistics company Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd. announced today it’s expansion to Bangladesh in a response to increasing logistics demand in one of the fastest growing emerging markets in the South Asian region. A joint-venture company, Yusen Logistics (Bangladesh) Ltd., has been registered in Bangladesh on the 2nd July, which will begin operations […]

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HC asks govt not to issue environmental clearance to Hallmark

The High Court yesterday directed the Department of Environment (DoE) not to issue any environment and site clearance certificates to Hallmark Group for establishing an industrial park in Savar for the next four months, reports the Daily Star. In response to a writ petition, the court ordered the business group authorities to stop for the […]

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DoE fines two brick kilns

Department of Environment (DoE) fined two illegal brickfields BDT 0.6 million (EUR 5,970) for polluting the environment at Sirajdikhan in Munshiganj yesterday. Owners of the brickfields–Hamid Bricks and Mamun Bricks–have been running those without environmental clearance since 2004, said a press release of the DoE. The brickfields have also been using up agricultural lands, it […]

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যেখানে শুটকির হাটে বিড়াল চৌকিদার

বাংলাদেশে মনে হয় কোন রাজ রাজারত্ম নাই। আর থাকলেও তার সন্ধান পাওয়া নিশ্চয় বেজায় দূরহ! তা নাহলে অবশেষে গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকারের মাননীয় প্রধানমন্ত্রী স্বয়ং কেন রাজ রাজারত্মের খোঁজে বের হবেন? অবশ্য তিনি রাজ রাজারত্মের সন্ধানে নয় বরং বাংলাদেশে গত এক বৎসর যাবৎ বিরাজমান শেয়ার বাজারের অপ্রতিরোধ্য দরপতনের কারণ বিশ্লষণ ও উহার সম্ভাব্য প্রতিকারের পন্থা খুঁজে বের করার […]

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Kauser Bhuiyan

Mr. Kauser Bhuiyan is a German educated Economist, served as EU diplomat and gained a decade long professional experience with the Wall-Street company Bloomberg L.P in Frankfurt, London, New York and Zurich. As a founder-volunteer and Editor-in-Chief Mr. Kauser Bhuiyan significantly contributes to the bangladeshinside.com, the most useful source of information and inside stories about Bangladesh at one […]

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Living in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Buying Food

Buying Food in Dhaka: Urban life in Bangladesh, particularly in the upper-income areas, is changing fast. Just a few years ago it was not possible to buy daily necessary items like vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, milk, dairy products, toiletries etc. in one single shop. But now you can find shops like Agora Superstores at 101 Gulshan Avenue -RM Centre and other […]

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EU vs US Market Access for Bangladesh

The revised Rules of Origin (RoO) adopted by the European Commission, effective since 1 January 2011, allows Bangladesh to continue enjoying EU’s Generalised System of Preferences or GSP advantages even for the imported primary materials like fabrics. According to the new rules at least one production process must be completed in Bangladesh to be accepted […]

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Bangladesh’s exports

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Bangladesh’s exports achieved a growth rate of 4.8% for the FY10 (year-to-year). The positive trend continued in the first two months of FY11 with a growth rate of 28.8%. Exports of readymade garments, the most important export item of the country, grew at 1.2% in FY10, which is the slowest growth rate since FY02, while […]

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Investments and Policy Reforms in Bangladesh

Investment has been one of the major constraints to faster growth in FY10. Gross domestic investment remained stagnant at 24.4% of GDP reflecting both stagnant private and public investment rates. Weaknesses in the investment climate, rather than financing of investment, continue to constrain growth. Reforms progressed in FY10, despite some setbacks. The ongoing and prospective […]

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Korean Export Processing Zone at serious risk

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Instead of handing over the Korean Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) to the investor, the government of Bangladesh plans to take back […]

Dhaka needs to remove its rocky anti-FDI atmosphere

Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Yun-young

Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. Lee Yun-young has said Bangladesh should come out from protectionism and open up its market […]

‘Welfare Associations’ to negotiate for rights at Bangladesh EPZ

The Government of Bangladesh today approved, in principle, draft of a labour law for Export Processing Zones (EPZ) with the provision […]

Return of GSP seems far off – a lot more must be done

Bangladesh’s progress in implementation of the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity (the Action Plan) which provides a […]

Bangladesh halts shutdown of “unsafe” factories

The Bangladeshi government is refusing to shut down garment factories declared unsafe, following a row with independent inspectors over the […]

Yawning gap between pledges and delivery to Rana Plaza victims

Many Rana Plaza victims are yet to receive the promised compensation from the government and retailers, nine months after the […]