Archive for the ‘Bangladesh’ Category

Where Are South Asia’s Most Vulnerable Economies Headed?

Courtesy of STRATFOR’s Worldview, an interesting analysis of south Asia’s most vulnerable economies, namely Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives: In the coming months and years, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives will need to implement macroeconomic adjustment programs to maintain market confidence and retain access to external financing at a reasonable cost, which will […]

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Myanmar-Bangladesh Railway Connection Provides Benefits For Region

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the regional benefits of the Myanmar-Bangladesh railway connection: Locations of Bangladesh (green) and Myanmar (Burma). Credit: Wikipedia Commons   In 1918, work began on a railway that the British hoped would provide a trade link between the subcontinent and China and its remains are rich with history. The British had […]

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Bangladesh Reassesses Its BRI Strategy With U.S. As A New Partnership Option

Via Global Voices, commentary on Bangladesh’s decision to reassess its BRI relationship with China as the U.S. offers a new path: In 2015, Bangladesh became part of the Chinese global infrastructure development strategy known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), mainly via one of its special projects known as the Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar Economic […]

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Bengal Lights for the Belt and Road Initiative: Specifics of Bangladesh Policy

Via the Russian Council, a look at Bangladesh’s engagement with China’s BRI: Bangladesh has been boasting the highest economic growth rates among the countries of South Asia over the past 10 years. The nation’s GDP per capita has reached USD 2,500, a number that surpasses those of the neighboring India and Pakistan. Dhaka is keen on fostering […]

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Archrivals China, India Move In To Fund Same Bangladesh Port

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, an article on China and India’s interests in investing in the development and modernization of Bangladesh’s Mongla port: China and India are stepping forward to invest in the same Bangladeshi port, raising eyebrows as the regional rivals compete for influence in the South Asian country. The two have zeroed in on the […]

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Tackling Bangladesh’s Energy Woes

Via the Asia Times, a report on efforts to tackle Bangladesh’s energy challenges, including accelerating exploration of its untapped gas reserves: Over the past two decades, Bangladesh has steadily improved its citizens’ access to electricity, with rural electrification accounting for a sizable portion of that improvement. Although gas still makes up the majority of the energy […]

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