Perspectives

IT and ITES Growth Key to Achieving Digital Bangladesh

With modest beginnings in the late 90s, the ITES industry has come a long way. Buoyed by strong internet and mobile infrastructure along with falling internet bandwidth costs, the ITES sector now has over 800 firms, along with 10,000 freelancers.

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Pharmaceutical Industry Remains a Key Thrust Sector

By LightCastle Partners The pharmaceutical sector in Bangladesh is one of the thrust sectors and plays a vital role for the country’s economy. The sector utilizes highly skilled manpower along with advanced machinery for manufacturing high quality generic medicines and

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Shining a Light on the Growing Freelancer Industry in Bangladesh

Freelancing in Bangladesh has evolved considerably over the last couple of years, particularly in the international tech space. Emerging as a lucrative alternative to traditional jobs, today freelancing is widespread and Bangladeshi freelancers make up about 12% of all freelancers

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Telcos on Digital

by Md. Abu Syeed From early December to February it is generally the season for celebrations and thus a great opportunity to grab the consumers’ top of mind recall. In an industry like telecommunication, cut throat competition is present among

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Is Footwear Bangladesh’s Next Export Tiger?

Although RMG provides 80% of Bangladesh’s total exports, several sectors have popped up over the last decade which represent potential for greater export diversification. Footwear is one such sector. Footwear exports have grown almost 10 times over the last decade,

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Millennials – The Group Market Leaders Need to Focus On

by LightCastle Partners Are you selling an existing product or launching a new one? Expect the majority of the demand to come from the group that is currently a dominating demand factor, the segment aged between 15 to 35 years of

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What if we had a 6-hour work day?

Have you ever thought about the work hour trend we have in Bangladesh? Is it really fair and efficient? Is there any way we could do more or at least an equal amount of work in a lesser amount of

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Wowbox – Expanding Possibilities & the One Stop Solution

By Karishma Mahfuz For a lot of people, the stock text messaging apps or social media sites that are available in their smart phones might be all what they need to communicate and explore. But for millions, and perhaps billions,

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Powering Bangladesh’s Future

By LightCastle Partners  If RMG is at the heart of the Bangladesh success story, then the power infrastructure is its lifeblood. Greater power generation as well as access to electricity is key to fueling the growth of not only key

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The Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy Awards 2016

Record number of entries for Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy Awards 2016 A record 1,231 entries from 20 countries were submitted to the Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy Awards 2016. Entries have continued to grow steadily from last year, with

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Shifting Sands of the Apparel Industry

By LightCastle Partners  Bangladesh currently sits as the second largest player in the apparel industry behind China. As China moves up towards more value-added products, it leaves behind more opportunities for countries like Bangladesh to strengthen their foothold in low-value

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The Bangladesh Growth Story

By LightCastle Partners  Bangladesh’s growth story is one that few saw coming. In the face of persistent challenges, the country’s stable economic growth has provided the bedrock for a prosperous future. With a forecasted growth rate that’s only second to

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Power of Design: Making Intent into Reality

By Bharat Pratap Singh, Creative Director, Beximco Textiles Ltd. Design management is widely acknowledged as very important in optimizing the contribution of function of design in organizations, especially where survival in fast & turbulent industries such as fashion retail depends upon design

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Bangladesh – The Next Global ICT Destination

By Shameem Ahsan, President, BASIS & CEO, Akhoni.com “Recognized as one of the Next Eleven (N-11) – a list of eleven countries having strong potential for becoming the world’s largest economies along with BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China), with highly

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Apparel industry in Bangladesh: What does the future hold for us?

According to the International Trade Statistics 2015 released by the World Trade Organization (WTO) last month, Bangladesh is still the third largest clothing manufacturer (5.10%), with a growth rate of 4.60%. China and the EU are still the biggest manufacturers,

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