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Ensuring level-playing field for growth of mutual funds

The unequal taxation policy surrounding mutual funds in the capital market of Bangladesh raises concerns regarding the fairness for mutual fund investors. Specifically, the issue lies in the taxation of cash dividends from open-end funds, creating an imbalance between individual’s listed securities investments and mutual fund investments.

2d ago

Addressing supply chain gaps in Bangladesh

In recent times, the escalation of prices in essential commodities has presented a formidable challenge for individuals with lower incomes in Bangladesh.

3d ago

Conscious capitalism transforming the way we do business

Oxford dictionary defines capitalism as “an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit.”

1w ago

Driving long-pending reform agenda

For years now, a plethora of reforms have been suggested by relevant stakeholders. As reactionary measures in a lot of instances, the government has explored some of these reforms and is taking steps in the right direction. However, considering where the economy stands right now and comparing with relevant countries, Bangladesh has significant ground to cover.

1w ago

Target the tuna to hit the shark

As a sequel to my column last week, I can’t emphasise enough the importance of focusing on a smaller catch with an eye on a bigger target as an effective strategy for turning around a business

1w ago

Restoring clients’ trust in banking sector an undeniable need

The banking sector is the backbone of a country's economy, especially to promote businesses. However, sadly, the sector is plagued with multi-layered challenges.

2w ago

BGMEA transforming RMG industry into global sustainability leader

The readymade garment industry in Bangladesh has embarked on a transformative journey, propelled by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

2w ago

New year expectations from capital market

As stakeholders in Bangladesh's capital market drew the curtain on a personal. year, the dawn of 2024 brings with it a glimmer of hope and anticipation.

2w ago

Digitalising the public sector

Bangladesh, with its emerging technology landscape, is an attractive playground for tech giants looking to invest, shape and benefit from this market. The government, with its Vision 2021 and SMART Bangladesh 2041 strategies, has pushed for a rapid digital transformation especially focusing on the public sector. 

2w ago

Good corporate governance key to better business

Corporate governance refers to a system of rules, practices, and processes by which a company is directed and controlled

2w ago

Challenges, responses and beyond

Bangladesh economy attained a gradual acceleration in growth associated with improvements in social indicators

3w ago

What is the future of the floor price?

In the intricate tapestry of Bangladesh's stock market, the imposition of the floor price by the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) on July 28, 2022, has cast a shadow of uncertainty

Integrating Bangladeshi diaspora with our growth story

Bangladesh has long relied on its diaspora's remittances, accounting for 4.76 percent of GDP in 2022-23 – the true potential lies in fostering deeper engagement

Nepotism and child marriage

Nepotism in any industry has also been linked to mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and suicide

Prompt Corrective Action Framework: a bold move

In a groundbreaking move, BB introduced the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework on December 5 to ensure stability in our commercial banks

Post-election economic priorities

Given the challenges, the government must dive into the issues and come up with corrective measures immediately after taking charge

Perception matters: how we see others

There are great bosses and HR colleagues, but how often do we talk about them

Managing finances in high inflationary environment

During the period of high inflation, it becomes crucial to manage personal finances effectively

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