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Belt and Road Initiative: The Bridge that Spans the World

By Peter Koenig The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also called the New Silk Road, is based on a 2,100-year-old trade route between the Middle East and Eastern Asia, called the Silk Road. It wound its ways across the huge landmass Eurasia to the most eastern parts of China. It favoured trading, based on the Taoist philosophy of harmony and ... Read More »

Mymensingh Zone holds Get-Together

Mymensingh Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Islami Bank Officer Kallyan Samity organized a ‘Get-together & Picnic’ at a local park in Jamalpur on Friday, 17 January 2020. Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO of the Bank attended the program as chief guest. Md. Mozaffar Hossain, MP, Jamalpur-5 was present as special guests. Md. Abdul Jabbar and ... Read More »

Unbelievable sight of the Everest in a cloudy evening

Mostafa Kamal Majumder It was a partially cloudy afternoon at the Nepali resort of Nagarkot where I along with more than a dozen men associated with the Panos institute South Asia stayed for several nights doing a workshop. Sponsors were from Panos North East India. Tourists coming to this resort without fail try to have a glimpse of the Everest ... Read More »

Be ready for a smooth ride

Sudhirendar Sharma In recent times mention of ubiquitous traffic jams often kick-start most civic conversations, and sadly end-up at just that. Lest you missed out, the inconclusive deliberations leave a trail of repetitive accusations on urban planners and traffic regulators. Crowding of roads by paddle and e-rickshaws receive abusive treatment during such civic exchanges which curiously veer towards a discussion ... Read More »

Islami Bank signs Customer Benefit Agreement with Biman BD Airlines

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) signed a ‘Customer Benefit Agreement’ with Biman Bangladesh Airlines on 2 January 2020, Thursday at Hotel Le Meridien. Md. Mokabbir Hossain, Additional Secretary of the government and also the Managing Director & CEO of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director of Islami Bank handed over the agreement on behalf of respective ... Read More »

China-ASEAN FTA gears up for next golden decade

The China-ASEAN Free Trade Area marks its 10th anniversary. As a most populous FTA, it has boosted regional economic connectivity as multilateral trade triumphs. Dongxing, a border city in southern China, offers a snapshot of promising cooperation between China and ASEAN in the next golden decade. Read More »

Is tech a new frontier for sustainability?

By Bertrand Badré and Philippe Heim Paris – Discussions about “sustainability” usually center on a company’s environmental and social commitments, and for understandable reasons. But the financial sector in particular should consider two other, less obvious, dimensions of sustainability. Regulatory sustainability is essential for addressing the systemic risk that the financial sector poses to our societies. In addition, the emerging ... Read More »