Brazilian Ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior has said Bangladesh and Brazil can make a stronger alliance on trade and economic front.
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership RCEP augurs hope
By Chandra Muzaffar Amidst of the gloom generated by the twin health and economic crises, the birth of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a ray of light auguring hope.
How Climate Targets Can Help Economic Recovery
by Francisca Tondreau SANTIAGO – With the world gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have turned their attention to economic stimulus and financial support of households and firms. As a result, many countries have been delaying the preparation and submission…
ICC condemns US economic sanctions
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has condemned the economic sanctions imposed by the US on the Court’s Prosecutor and a member of her Office.
Dhaka to focus on agriculture to speed up economic recovery
Bangladesh is going to focus on agriculture as one of its prioritised sectors under a 2020-2023 mid-term plan in an effort to bring the Covid-hit national economy back on track fast.
Sirajganj Economic Zone to create 5 lakh job opportunities
Sirajganj, Aug 13: The Sirajganj Economic Zone (EZ) Limited is expected to generate working scopes for around five lakh people which will remove unemployment problems in the region.
An economic, as well as a monetary, union?
by John Palmer on 22nd July 2020 The mammoth European Council meeting agreed on a diminished recovery package—yet one with still huge ramifications. There is not much of a market just now for optimism about our economic, social, political or…
Economic Ghosts Block Post-Lockdown Recovery
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 9 2020 (IPS) – As governments the world over struggle to revive their economies after the debilitating lockdowns they imposed following their failure to undertake adequate precautionary containment measures to curb Covid-19…
Glorious days: Plugging in loopholes for economic baseline
Mostafa Kamal Majumder The proprietors of The New Nation did not ask me to look after the financial management of the paper. Yet I felt the burden because the journalists and general employees readily find the editor to tell of…
Business Leaders Commit to a Clean Economic Recovery
By Bertrand Piccard LAUSANNE – The COVID-19 crisis is far from over. Yet, even as people continue to transmit the coronavirus and the death toll mounts remorselessly, pressure for a return to normal is already growing in some quarters.
Lockdown exit strategies must for economic recovery: Experts
Businessmen and policymakers have underscored the need for specific ‘lockdown exit strategies’ to keep the economy running in a sustainable way as Bangladesh enforces a general shutdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Save migrant workers from Covid-19, economic shock: MFA, LBB
An appeal to governments on behalf of Migrant workers in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic An appeal to governments in the time of COVID-19 by Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) and Lawyers Beyond Borders Network (LBB Network)
Tk 677 bn new stimulus packages to face corona economic shock
Dhaka, April 05 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday announced four new stimulus packages of Tk 67,750 crore (Tk 677 bn) to overcome the possible economic shock from the ongoing shutdown enforced due to the deadly COVID-19 outbreak. With…
Coronavirus exposes global economic vulnerability
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 4 2020 (IPS) – As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 threatens a global pandemic, major stock markets around the world have suffered their worst performance since…
German SMEs downbeat about economic situation next year
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany are “extremely pessimistic” about the country’s overall economic situation in 2020, showed a survey published by the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (BVMW) on Monday.
Sustainability is social, environmental and economic
by Liina Carr on 16th December 2019 @liina_carr The principle of ‘sustainability first’ should become the golden thread unifying all EU actions. While recent Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion actions have heightened the focus on climate change, sustainability is…
70-year parade shows economic, military might
Beijing, Oct 1 (AP/UNB) — China’s Communist Party celebrated its 70th anniversary in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased its growing might and strategic ambitions.
Economic dev, democratisation must go together to attain SDGs
It’s time for Bangladesh to bravely tackle with drastic structural reforms, says outgoing Japanese AmbassadorHiroyasu Izumi Dhaka, Sept 17 – Outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi on Tuesday hoped that Bangladesh will become a developed and prosperous country as…
Water pollution can reduce economic growth by a third: WB
Heavily polluted water is reducing economic growth by up to a third in some countries, a World Bank report said Tuesday, calling for action to address human and environmental harm.
E-com rules promoted in name of women’s economic empowerment
Geneva, Jul (Kinda Mohamadieh) – Women in digital trade was the subject of a workshop convened at the World Trade Organization on 1 July. The day-long workshop was co-convened by the European Union, Trinidad and Tobago and Senegal, the fifth…
Progress in building economic BCIM corridor sought
Yuxi City (Yunnan), June 11 (UNB) – Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) on Tuesday felt the necessity to further deepen cooperation and promote substantial progress in building the BCIM Economic Corridor (BCIM EC) to promote regional peace, stability and…