Decoding Pathao’s Success Code

Have you ever imagined, a three year old Bangladeshi startup, would be valued north of USD 100 M? With the pre-series B investment of close to USD 10 M coming from Go Jek, the Indonesia based ride sharing and logistics behemoth, Pathao is well placed to consolidate its hold over a wide range of service suite- ride sharing, food delivery and logistics. The company has…

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OBOR initiative: Dhaka stands to gain

In the 18th century, China contributed one fifth to global GDP and accounted for one-fourth of world’s population. China had been the beacon of innovation and progress, as Chinese scholars kept spearheading cutting-edge scientific discoveries, while Chinese factories kept churning highly sophisticated consumer products like silk and ceramics. As a result, China found itself at the centre of global trade routes, supplying coveted products to…

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Business For Sustainability: Imperatives For Inclusive Ventures

We are passing through exciting times as a civilization. The world today is connected via second screen. We have conquered new technology verticals ranging from nano-engineering to biology to even space travels, which is not a distant reality either. Technology, indeed, continues to play a pivotal role in shaping – and reshaping – the way we go about in this world. As exciting as the…

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How Bangladesh can become an Attractive Investment Destination

angladesh economy has achieved remarkable growth on the back of rising RMG export, steadily increasing remittance flow, and growing domestic demand for goods and services. Bangladesh’s average growth of 6.2%, over last one decade, has been remarkable considering the series of internal and external shocks impacting the economy. From the global financial crisis in 2008 to series of political turmoil in 2013-15, the economy has…

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What Trump’s Victory means for Bangladesh Economy

Trump’s unexpected election victory tonight may come as a surprise to many, as political pundits and local polls had widely predicted a comfortable win for Hillary. So, defying all logics and predictions, Trump came out on top, to the chagrin of many across the world. As the dust settles, it is time to project the main gainers and losers in the aftermath of the battle…

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