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There will be no winners from a current trade war, says Rahman

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There will be no winners from a current trade war said ESCAP sustainable Business Network (ESBN) President Mahbubur Rahman while delivering welcome address at the Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) 2018 at Cyberport, Hong Kong, China on 10 April. Open markets are – and remain – the key driver of economic growth, prosperity and job creation across the world. Families struggling to make ends meet will be hardest hit by any new tariffs which will inevitably push up prices at the till and restrict consumer choice. In a globalized world trade is not a zero-sum game – and policy decisions must reflect this reality, he added.

Bangladesh moves forward as production hub

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Though often described as one of the least developed countries in South Asia, Bangladesh has overcome significant challenges to become a production hub for international companies that want to enjoy the cheap labor and other facilities the country has to offer. During my recent one-week stay in Bangladesh, I had the opportunity to visit some of the country's major factories and Export Processing Zones (EPZ), where thousands of Bangladeshis work to make a living. maids from BDWith its population of over 160 mil...

The limits of art in a climate of fear

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Since 2013, Islamist assailants wielding machetes and knives have killed more than 30 people in Bangladesh. The targeted attacks on liberal bloggers, freethinkers and atheists have created a climate of repression. "Life is beautiful, but it's also a curse," sighs Pervaj Hassan Rigan as he searches for his best cartoons in a cramped drawer. Almost in passing, the young man mentions that for months he would always wear a motorcycle helmet to go shopping because he, too, was terrified that the machete of a radical Islamist might come down on his head. There came a point, though, where he decided that he could no longer live in constant fear and put the helmet aside. Blood on the boot [caption id="attachment_26641" align="alignleft" width="612"]

1st ever nat’l compliance carnival in city

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Institute of Compliance Professionals (ICP) organized “1st National Compliance Carnival 2018” today, 20th of April 2018, at Hall-4, International Convention City, Bashundhara (ICCB), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Around 1,300 registered participants, especially compliance professionals from RMG sector along with different manufacturing and commercial organization, representative from BGMEA, BKMEA, business owners, Buying houses, Governmental organizations, NGOs, Banks and other trade bodies joined in the mega event. Honorable Minister of Information of theGovernment of People’s Republic of Bangladesh Mr.

Adil Islam new Meghna Bank CEO

Mr. Adil Islam MD & CEO
Meghna Bank has recently appointed Mr. Adil lslam as its CEO and Managing Director. He has more than 27 years of banking and business leadership experience, gained through working in various international banks and financial institutions in Southeast Asia and Middle East. Adil Islam has a Masters degree in International Banking and Financial Studies from Mr. Adil Islam MD & CEOHeriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. He has knowledge and experience in business development, risk governance,...

BHBFC chairman presents paper

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Professor Dr. Md. Salim Uddin, FCA, FCMA, Chairman to the Board of Directors of BHBFC has recently presented his paper on "Management Accounting Tools for Organisational BHBFCSustainability" at The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh, Chattogram. Mohammad Mohiuddin, FCMA, Past President, ICMAB was the Session Chairman on the occasion. ICMAB’s Members along with distinguished personnel was also present.