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...
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
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
Founder Institute, a global tech incubator wit...