Archive for the ‘Bangladesh’ Category

Bangladesh’s Touted “Cyber Capital”: Now a Ghost Town

Via Rest of World, a look at a Bangladesh tech park built for 100,000 workers which is now a ghost town: Bangladesh launched its first tech park on the outskirts of Dhaka in 2015. But nearly 10 years later, most of the facility remains unused. Several companies that had committed to setting up offices and […]

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Bangladesh Offers ‘Win-Win’ Deals For Offshore Gas Exploration

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on Bangladesh’s decision to open bidding for gas exploration sites in Bay of Bengal after eight-year hiatus: Bangladesh is ending a yearslong hiatus on oil and gas exploration in the Bay of Bengal as it scrambles to plug dwindling energy reserves that could run out in under a decade. On […]

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Bangladesh’s Banking Sector Heading For Collapse?

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the fragile nature of Bangladesh’s banking sector: Is Bangladesh heading for a Sri Lanka type economic collapse just when that island nation seems to be finally getting its act together? The country’s central bank, Bangladesh Bank (BB)’s latest report has found more than two-thirds of the banks in the country […]

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Fastest Growing Countries for Software Development: Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Pakistan

Via Rest of World, a look at new data showing a rising tide of coders in Bangladesh and Nigeria: GitHub has released new data tracking developer accounts by country. Year over year, the data shows Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Pakistan had the fastest-growing developer population. For developers around the world, a busy GitHub profile is one […]

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Bangladesh: Blue Economy Potential

Via The Daily Star, commentary on Bangladesh’s blue economy potential: In 2012, Bangladesh and Myanmar resolved their maritime boundary disputes at an international tribunal. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea awarded Bangladesh a 12-mile territorial sea around St Martin’s Island, overruling Myanmar’s argument that it should be divided in half. On the […]

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Bangladesh-India Trade Cooperation: Expanding Markets for Mutual Benefit

Via The Geopolitics, a report on the potential of Bangladesh-India trade cooperation: India and Bangladesh share a strong bond based on their common history, language, and culture. India was quick to recognize Bangladesh and establish diplomatic relations in 1971, right after its independence. This relationship goes beyond just strategic cooperation; it’s rooted in equality, trust, […]

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