Bringing change to the garment industry: Acupuncture vs. surgery

November 11, 2013
Syed Akhtar Mahmood
Bringing change to the garment industry: Acupuncture vs. surgery

The latest news from Bangladesh’s flagship RMG industry is about the substantial increase
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What gets measured, gets done

May 20, 2013
Syed Akhtar Mahmood
What gets measured, gets done

Understandably, there has been an outpouring of writing on the garments industry since the Rana Plaza tragedy. One concern that people have
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Understanding politics

April 16, 2013
Syed Akhtar Mahmood
Understanding politics

I had heard the story from Professor Nurul Islam, the eminent Bangladeshi economist who was close to Bangabandhu and had served in his government as Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission.
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The emerging Bangladesh: A story of enterprise and synergy

January 14, 2013
Syed Akhtar Mahmood
The emerging Bangladesh: A story of enterprise and synergy

There was a flurry of events in early December on investment prospects in Bangladesh. A high-profile event in Dhaka on Positioning Bangladesh called for exploiting the strengths of the private sector.
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Regulatory surprises and the entrepreneurial spirit in Bangladesh

November 25, 2012
Syed Akhtar Mahmood
Regulatory surprises and the entrepreneurial spirit in Bangladesh

At first I thought it was a mis-spelling! But then, I did not expect this sub-district, the northern-most tip of Bangladesh, one half of the iconic phrase ‚ÄúFrom Teknaf to Tetulia‚ÄĚ to have anything to do with my neighbourhood grocery in a suburb of Maryland, USA.
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