Syed Badrul Ahsan

When soldiers occupy their own countries

January 25, 2015
When soldiers occupy their own countries

The army-picked parliament in Thailand has impeached deposed prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Read more »

Inflation to drive away low currency denominations

January 24, 2015
By Dhiraj Kumar Nath
Inflation to drive away low currency denominations

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has emphasised continuation of both coins and notes Read more »

My winters in Toronto and Dhaka

January 22, 2015
By Afsan Chowdhury
My winters in Toronto and Dhaka

It seems I have spent quite a bit of time travelling and living Read more »

Bangladeshi politicians should keep hands off Grameen Bank

January 21, 2015
By M Niaz Asadullah
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Bangladeshi politicians should keep hands off Grameen Bank

Increasing state control over Grameen Bank will not serve Bangladesh’s best interests Read more »

VAT: A regressive tax

January 20, 2015
By Anis Chowdhury
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VAT: A regressive tax

The Honourable Finance Minister has backed down on his decision to reduce VAT. Read more »

National Water Security Index of Bangladesh: Improvement?

January 19, 2015
By Zahidul Islam
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National Water Security Index of Bangladesh: Improvement?

Last year we wrote an article entitled ‘National Water Security Index of Bangladesh: What does it indicate?‘ to give an overview on National Water Security Index (NWSI) Read more »

Meet Rajowl and Oli: corporal punishment whistleblowers

January 16, 2015
By Sir Frank Peters
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Meet Rajowl and Oli: corporal punishment whistleblowers

Meet Rajowl Karim and Oli Ullah. Five years ago, they would have graduated with first-class honours from the Edward Snowden Whistleblower’s Academy … had it existed!
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Charlie Hebdo: Of Jihadists and Jane Austen

January 16, 2015
By Anatul Fateh
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Charlie Hebdo: Of Jihadists and Jane Austen

In Chapter 11 of the English writer Jane Austen’s much-loved novel Pride and Prejudice is the following exchange between the two central characters, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. Read more »

Follies of capital account liberalisation

January 15, 2015
By Anis Chowdhury
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Follies of capital account liberalisation

The Bangladesh cabinet has endorsed lifting of an embargo in place since independence, on investments in foreign countries by local businesses and individuals, under a liberalised foreign exchange regime. Read more »

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