Monthly Archives: January 2018

Bangladesh ranks 34 in Inclusive Development Index

Norway remains world's most inclusive advanced economy, while Lithuania tops the list of emerging economies, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in the report published yesterday. The index takes into account the "living standards, environmental sustainability and protection of future generations from further indebtedness", the WEF said. READ FULL REPORT It urged the leaders to urgently move to a new model of inclusive growth and development, saying

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Bangladesh eyes 1.2 mln overseas jobs in 2018

DHAKA, BANGLADESH (Xinhua) — Remittance-reliant Bangladesh expects 1.2 million overseas jobs for the country’s skilled and semi-skilled workforce in 2018. “We’re planning to send some 1.2 million Bangladeshis abroad with overseas employment this year,” Bangladeshi Minister of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Nurul Islam told journalists on Wednesday. The expectation comes after over 1 million Bangladeshis found overseas jobs

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Bangladesh economy in 2017 and the way forward

For Bangladesh 2017 has been a mixed year of achievements and challenges. Though some macro indicators reflect the positive trends, the overall strength of the economy is weakening due to a number of developments toward the second half of the year. One of the major achievements of the economy has been a 7.28 percent economic growth in FY 2016-17 breaking the six percent cycle that continued for a decade or so. Like previous years, major boost of

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