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World Bank’s projects to enhance Bangladeshi financial institutions

Reuters photo   By Sheuli Akter Due to limited capacity and market constraints, Bangladesh’s local financial institutions traditionally could not meet the longer-term financing demand for infrastructure investments in the country.

CPEC and the Regional Re-alignment

By Sabena Siddiqi China and Pakistan started the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project in 2015, it is China’s largest investment in any foreign country to date and promises to be a game-changer for the entire region.

Observations of an Expat: Haiti—Land of Extremes

Dieu Nalio Cherry/AP   By Tom Arms Haiti is a land of extremes. Unfortunately they are all the worst kind. It is extremely poor, extremely corrupt, extremely violent and now—extremely devastated.

Laos and the long shadow of an American criminal war

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters   By Rupen Savoulian US President Barack Obama visited the small nation of Laos in early September 2016. He is the first sitting American president to set food in that country. He did so after attending the G20 summit in China, a meeting of the largest economies and central bank officials, the purpose […]

CPEC: Centre of the World

By Sabena Siddiqi The China Pakistan Economic Corridor runs through one of the most important and central geo-strategic locations in South Asia.

Neo-Colonialism: A major obstacle to the process of nation-building in Africa

By Durodola Tosin   ABSTRACT Neo-colonialism is the involvement of former powers and foreign business companies in the exploitation of resources of post-colonial people in Africa.  Neo-colonialism took place after independence in Africa; it is not a physical colonialism but still controlling.

Bangladesh’s largest mobile company plans 10,000 3G base stations by June

By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh’s largest mobile phone company Grameenphone Ltd. has announced that 100% of its existing 10,000 base stations across Bangladesh will support 3G services by June 2016.

Bangladesh capital needs climate-smart policies, investments to scale up resilience to floods

By Sheuli Akter Greater Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, needs climate-smart policies and higher investment to improve its resilience to intense rainfall and prepare for climate change, says a new World Bank book ‘Urban Flooding of Greater Dhaka in a Changing Climate: Building Local Resilience to Disaster Risk’, and a new report ‘Climate and […]


  By Muhammad Waqas Awan China has inaugurated the new Asian Bank with an investment of 50 billion dollars. Almost 50 countries have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of boosting infrastructure investment.