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The Bangladesh Paradox

The Bangladesh Paradox: Bangladesh has achieved strong growth since the early 1990s. The World Bank estimates that it could join the ranks of middle-income countries (MICs) by 2016 or soon after. This will require increasing and sustaining the GDP growth to 7.5%. However, in order to sustain this high growth, Bangladesh needs to diversify the economy, increase […]

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Ministerialrat vom Bundeswirtschaftsministerium diskutiert bilateralen Handel und Investitionen mit Bangladesch

Bis vor kurzem bekam Bangladesch wenig Aufmerksamkeit aus Deutschland hinsichtlich des Handels und Investitionen. Das steigende bilaterale Handelsvolumen und die jüngsten Besuche von hochrangigen deutschen Beamten zeigen einen Trendwechsel. Der aktuelle (2. und 3. Februar 2011) Besuch von Ministerialrat Hans-Wolfgang Busch, Direktor für Wirtschaftsbeziehungen im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum des deutschen Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie, nach […]

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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 […]