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‘My appointment was met with opposition’: Rubana

By Joe Wallen, Dhaka

One of Bangladesh’s foremost female business leaders has vowed to transform job opportunities for women. Rubana Huq – managing director of one of the country’s largest conglomerates – became the first female president of Bangladesh’s national garment workers’ association earlier this month.

Despite fierce resistance to her appointment from men in the industry, the pioneering 55-year-old has revealed ambitious plans to tackle female empowerment in the workplace.

There are about 4,400 garment factories in Bangladesh, producing clothes for British high street retailers...

BCIM Economic Corridor to bolster BD’s development

The Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor will promote trade, transport, tourism and investment for Bangladesh due to its strategic location between India and China, said an economist. MS Siddiqui, an economist and a professor, made the comments in a recent interview with Xinhua. China raised the proposal of building the BCIM Economic Corridor in 2013 to deepen friendly cooperation and connecting East Asia and South Asia. Siddiqui, a regional representative of the World Mediation Organization (WMO), a Berlin-based international network of scholars and bcim

Funding isn’t the key challenge..

Bangladesh has always been portrayed as a country of poverty, disasters and dysfunctional politics by the global media. The recent killing of four secular bloggers has added to this belief. These incidents have definitely cast a shadow over the thriving startup ecosystem in the country. Although it is many years behind that of Silicon Valley or India, the startup scene is currently at a tipping point, with many global VCs already flocking to the country to invest in startling Minhaz1early-stage ventures. Founder Institute, a global tech incubator wit...