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Bangladesh Seen on Track to Be a Trillion-Dollar Economy by 2040

Bangladesh is on course to become a $1 trillion economy by 2040, driven by consumer optimism, innovation in emerging economic sectors and a young engaged workforce, according to Boston Consulting Group. With average annual growth of 6.4% between 2016 and 2021, the...
If Success had a face: Nurul Islam Babul

If Success had a face: Nurul Islam Babul

The title might seem a little bit exaggerated, yet it’s worthy. A person who founded 41 organizations within 46 years, deserves such a title. Nurul Islam Babul, an impeccable ‘icon’ in the industrial development of Bangladesh. If we want to list the successful...

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Bangladeshi scientist Senjuti Saha made member of WHO board

Bangladeshi scientist Senjuti Saha made member of WHO board

Dr Senjuti Saha, a scientist of the Child Health Research Foundation in Bangladesh, was appointed as a member of the Polio Transition Independent Monitoring Board (TIMB) of the World Health Organization (WHO). The Global Polio Eradication Initiative created the TIMB...

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The journey of Cats Eye: From love to global brand

The journey of Cats Eye: From love to global brand

The journey of Cats Eye began in 1980 in the form of a small shop in Green Super Market that sold almost everything from candies, fast food, ornaments to music. In 1979, young Dora received a beautiful locket of cat's eye, a gemstone which is thought to have intense...

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Kamal Quadir: The artist who became a fintech guru

Kamal Quadir: The artist who became a fintech guru

All Kamal Quadir wanted is to be an artist. He trained as an artist. He began career as an artist. And now Kamal is a techfin guru, heading the country's largest mobile financial service bKash. But that metamorphosis is not a linear story, as it sounds. It sure did...

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Recalling Brac’s journey

Recalling Brac’s journey

There are not many non-Bangladeshis who witnessed both the birth of the Bangladesh nation in 1971 and the beginning of Brac in 1972, and I hope that those reading these few words will find my memories of some interest. Over the months prior to Victory Day in December...

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Feeding A Growing Nation: It’s in Lal Teer’s DNA

Feeding A Growing Nation: It’s in Lal Teer’s DNA

“Our main agenda is to empower the farmers of Bangladesh,” said Awal. “The only way we can alleviate poverty is at the grassroots, helping farmers help themselves”. Lal Teer Seed Ltd. wants to make sure Bangladesh’s population of 165 million is sufficiently fed. It is...

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