Off the mark: To depreciate or not to depreciate

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The sudden devaluation of the Chinese yuan against the dollar last month jolted the global foreign exchange market. Despite the fact that the devaluation was not very large, around 5 percent, the foreign exchange markets around the world reacted almost immediately underscoring the sensitivity of the world economy to economic and financial developments in China…. Read more »

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Niladri and Rajon: What connects the child-killers and blogger-killers?

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Several headlines of gruesome killing of individuals for one reason or another have recently surfaced in Bangladesh drawing both national attention and disgust. People are astonished that right here, in the middle of “gentle and kind” Bangladeshis, so many have lurked around with murder on their mind. But to those who look at their homeland… Read more »

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Does Bangladesh need mid-term elections?

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BNP has suddenly taken a new political turn. For the longest time they have been demanding a general election to be held under a neutral caretaker government. To force the government to accept their demand, they launched two movements before and after the January 5 election in association with Jamaat. They killed people indiscriminately throughout… Read more »

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Cricket: A time for grace and maturity

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So far, 2015 has been a spectacular year for the Bangladesh cricket team. The team has had its moments in the past, with notable successes like the series win against New Zealand or their performance in Asia Cup 2012. However, in all those past occasions we have either fallen just short of unequivocal success, or… Read more »

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Reflections: The roots that clutch …

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Barack Obama, as we converse, is in his ancestral land of Kenya. He will not be going to his parental village, a place he has been to earlier as United States senator. This time, with all those worries about such murderous outfits as al Shabab flying around, there are proper security concerns related to the… Read more »

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The glory and the agony

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Sometime at the end of July 1975, Tajuddin Ahmad came by ominous news. Elements in the army were busy conspiring to remove the government of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Worse, they planned to assassinate the Father of the Nation. Tajuddin, at that point outside government, having resigned in October of the previous year, rushed to… Read more »

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