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Shimmy: The ed-tech startup preparing RMG workers for an automated future

New York-based Shimmy Technologies aids and upskills factory workers in Bangladesh with the technical skills required to sustain jobs in the age of automation through gamification When Sarah Krasley was flying into Dhaka airport last month, she was overjoyed. She...
GoZayaan quietly embarks on a South Asia expansion

GoZayaan quietly embarks on a South Asia expansion

“Bangladesh has the potential to create not just local, but also regional and global companies,” said GoZayaan CEO Ridwan Hafiz after it acquired Pakistani startup FindMyAdventure. Although Ridwan didn’t mention GoZayaan’s regional ambition before, it has always been...

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SWAP acquires 49% stake in BDHotDeals, SWAP’s strategic goal

SWAP acquires 49% stake in BDHotDeals, SWAP’s strategic goal

Dhaka-based recommerce startup SWAP announced early this month that it has acquired a 49% stake in the drop-shipping platform BDHotDeals. BDHotDeals allows customers to buy authentic branded products from overseas and in Bangladesh. The move comes at a time when SWAP...

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Singaporean neo-bank IN Financial Technology acquires MyCash

Singaporean neo-bank IN Financial Technology acquires MyCash

IN Financial Technologies (INFT), a community-driven neo-Bank, headquartered in Singapore, announced in a press note last month that it has fully acquired MyCash, a Singapore-based international money transfer company focused on migrant workers. The companies did not...

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Stock turnover drops to one-year low

Stock turnover drops to one-year low

Turnover at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) hit one-year low today while the index remained flat. The DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, dropped 3 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 6,696 at the end of the day. Turnover, an important indicator of the market, fell 1.8 per...

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